Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:19:55 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Response to why do we need a drop down to perl or R in SAS
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Dale McLerran posted the following:
> I would like to see better support for R from SAS. R does get
> packages for many statistical methods often long before those
> methods are available in SAS. However, naming meta-analysis as
> one of the benefits of R is misleading. Meta-analysis is easy
> to do in SAS using the MIXED procedure.
> I have previously posted on the use of PROC MIXED to perform a
> meta-analysis. I don't have the time right now to summarize
> the methods or what is available for further study on SAS-L.
> Interested persons can search the SAS-L archives for some of
> those posts.
Dale, at WUSS 2009, I saw a great demo of the R Interface to SAS IML Studio 3.2, but I can't seem to find it. There is documentation on the SAS web site at:
So, maybe the support for R from SAS _IS_ getting better!
Dale, best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
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