If you use SAS analytical software or attend statistical conferences, there's a good chance you already know Maura Stokes.
Maura is Senior R&D Director for Statistical Applications, works closely with SAS/STAT® software development and is the editor of
SAS Statistics and Operations Research News
Maura's team has been busy this winter gathering information about new releases of eight different product areas, high-performance analytics updates and new statistical graphics. The team has pulled together an impressive online resources guide that highlights the 13.1 releases. The guide includes links to What's New chapters, product overviews, documentation and more.
My vote for the coolest link is the Statistics & Operations Research Video Portal, which holds a playlist of the latest videos from the statistical experts at SAS.
You'll also see many of these same experts live at SAS Global Forum 2014. Maura spends a good deal of time helping plan the SAS analytical portion of the conference. She tells us the analytical tutorial content has tripled this year, and there's an exciting range of application areas included in the invited talks and SAS presentations.
Enjoy! And be sure to share your feedback on SAS statistical products.
Editor, SAS Tech Report