I hope those of you who attended SAS® Global Forum in Dallas had as wonderful a time as I did. The conference did not disappoint, from Dr. Goodnight’s opening remarks to Dr. Michio Kaku’s closing session on the future of analytics. I did get to see a few outstanding paper sessions, but I spent most of my time in the Quad. I think everyone who visited the demo area would agree that it was Texas big! I had quite a nice crowd for my talk on scoring using SAS/STAT® procedures. The R&D super demos, held in the Quad, also attracted good crowds. Hope to see all of you again at next year’s conference in Washington, DC.
The PLM procedure is one of my favorites. If you are not familiar with this procedure and what it can do for you after you fit a model, check out Rick Wicklin’s post below on using PROC PLM with linear regression models. It should peak your interest and get you excited to learn more about this procedure.
SAS/STAT is no longer the only place to look for new statistical tools in SAS. SAS® Visual Statistics is also marching ahead, with new analytic components for mixed models, model-based clustering, and independent component analysis. These components join a suite of tools for descriptive and predictive modeling, regression, and clustering. For more information, see the documentation for SAS Visual Statistics Procedures.
Now that SAS Global Forum is behind us, preparations have begun in earnest for the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver at the end of July. SAS will be well represented in Professional Development sessions. Check out our offerings in both Continuing Education courses and Computer Technology Workshops. And as always, come see us at the SAS booth!
Manager, Advanced Analytics Technical Support