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Get Started: Using CAS Programming Language for Distributed Computing in the SAS® Viya® Platform

On-Demand • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

Want to get the most from the SAS Viya platform's high-performance, in-memory, distributed analytics computing engine? Let us show you how.

In this webinar, we’ll cover the fundamentals of the SAS Viya platform and CAS, then dive into CASL, the scripting language designed to support the entire analytics life cycle.

This session is designed for intermediate-level programmers who work with the SAS Viya platform and want to start using the power of the CAS programming language (CASL) to access, explore, prepare, and analyze data in CAS.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the two computing engines in the SAS Viya platform.
  • Explain CASL and its components.
  • Understand when to use CASL.
  • Use CAS actions to submit requests to the CAS server and work with the results.
  • Develop analytic pipelines using CASL.

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About the Expert

Peter Styliadis
Senior Technical Training Consultant, SAS

Peter Styliadis is on a team that focuses on course development and customer training in all aspects of the analytics life cycle. Currently, he spends his time processing, analyzing and visualizing data using a variety of tools and programming languages such as Base SAS, Python, Structured Query Language (SQL) and SAS Visual Analytics. He also dedicates a lot of time to programming in the massively parallel processing environment in SAS Viya using SAS, Python and the CAS language.