Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:13:03 -0500
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From: Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: Using IML for pdf and cdf contaminated normal
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IML Workshop looks quite remarkable.
I wonder why it wasn't even mentioned at SGF or NESUG.
Indeed, one could read a lot of SAS materials without even hearing of IML!
>From: Dale McLerran <stringplayer_2@YAHOO.COM>
>Sent: Nov 21, 2007 2:08 PM
>Subject: Re: Using IML for pdf and cdf contaminated normal
>--- "Gerstle, John (CDC/CCID/NCHHSTP) (CTR)" <yzg9@CDC.GOV> wrote:
>> What is the IML Workbench? I just searched the SAS site and did not
>> any mention, neither in the download section for IML software nor the
>> set of white papers etc. Could you describe what this is and where
>> links might reside. Thanks
>> John Gerstle
>> MS Applied Neuroscience, MS Applied Statistics
>> Northrop Grumman
>> CDC Information Technological Support Contract (CITS)
>> NCHSTP \DHAP \HICSB \Research and Dissemination Team
>> Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
>> yzg9 at cdc dot gov
>Paul actually meant to reference IML Workshop. Among the features
>of IML Workshop is the ability to invoke SAS procedures (as well
>as data step code) without ever leaving the IML environment. This
>is a huge development for SAS that puts SAS more or less on par
>with languages like S, R, and Stata as a tool that could be
>employed to implement cutting edge statistical applications which
>present as some modification or extension of already existing
>applications. However, IML Workshop is only available for the
>Windows platform, so portability is an issue.
>Also available in IML Workshop are improvements to the really
>primitive graphing utilities of the IML procedure.
>It should be observed that IML Workshop is a standalone application.
>One does not invoke SAS in order to start up IML workshop. All
>documentation of IML Workshop is accessed from the procedure. You
>have to download and install the executable in order to view the
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