Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:50:48 -0500
Reply-To: Raghav Adimulam <RaghavAdimulam@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Raghav Adimulam <RaghavAdimulam@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS or MATLAB???
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Zach - I haven't been exposed to Proc IML much, but I've found that for
research involving simulating a framework of multi-domain dynamic
systems, Matlab's Simulink is an ideal vehicle due to its integrated
simulation environment. As far as I know, IML has a straight forward way
of dealing with 2-dimensional matrices but not as easily with
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Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 4:22 PM
Subject: SAS or MATLAB???
I am a bioscientist that does population assessments for widllife
species and am very interested in members of the listservers opinion on
the relative merits of SAS versus MATLAB for my particular types of
applications. I am pretty familiar with the SAS environment and
frequently use for its statistical and simulation capabilities.
However, I now need to start working more with matrices - matrix algebra
in particular. Many of the models I will be using are stochastic, so I
also envision needing to do matrix calculations within a simulation
framework. Finally, there will also be some level of calculus involved -
mostly derivatives. Most people in my field use MATLAB for these
purposes, but I just wanted to see how this group felt about the
capabilites available in SAS, especially PROC IML.
Many thanks - Zach