March went out like a lion here in Cary, North Carolina, with howling winds, rain, and colder than normal temperatures. Signs of spring have sprung, however. The current stage of spring is my least favorite: the Pollening. If you have not experienced that special feature of spring in the South, you really should pay us a visit.
Plans for the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Washington, DC, in August are in full swing in Cary. That is not the only conference in the works. PharmaSUG meets live in Austin, Texas, next month.
Fortunately, spring has not brought us just pollen. We also have two new releases of SAS® Viya® software! You can read about the new features in the What’s New section of the documentation. A personal highlight for me is the addition of the REPEATED statement to the GENSELECT procedure in the February 2022 release (2021.2.4).
Recently, Rick Wicklin hit a major milestone in his continuing contributions to the SAS Communities. If you are active in the Statistical Procedures community, you have certainly seen Rick’s involvement in this area. In February, Rick had his 1000th response marked as a solution to a community post! That is quite an achievement. Congratulations, Rick!
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