Ask the Expert Webinar Series

SAS® Viya® and R Integration

June 22 • 11 a.m. ET • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

The SAS Viya platform is language-agnostic.

The SWAT package enables R users to interface from the client with Viya in-memory data tables and submit high-performance cloud-native algorithms to efficiently scale analytics from any integrated development environment.

This allows R users to embrace high-performance SAS Analytics without a full dive into the SAS programming language, empowering both open source and SAS users to collaborate on a single analytics platform.

This session is open to all skill levels who are interested in how R integrates with Viya. However, some experience working with R is beneficial.

You will learn:

  • About the SWAT package and how it enables open source integration with Viya.
  • How to submit CAS actions using R to run in-memory analytics.
  • The general integration aspects of loading data into memory, analyzing distributed tables, creating predictive models, and downloading results to the client using R functionality.
  • How to integrate R into Model Studio, SAS/IML® and SAS® Enterprise Miner™.

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About the Expert

Jordan Bakerman
Senior Data Scientist, SAS

As an intern at SAS, Jordan wrote the SAS Programming for R Users course, which guided students to efficiently transition from R to SAS using a cookbook-style approach. He has developed courses demonstrating how to integrate open source software within SAS products. Jordan holds a PhD in statistics from North Carolina State University. His dissertation centered on using social media to forecast real-world events, such as civil unrest and influenza rates. He is passionate about statistics, programming, and helping others become better data scientists.