Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 20:33:02 +0200
Reply-To: Hans-Peter Piepho <piepho@WIZ.UNI-KASSEL.DE>
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From: Hans-Peter Piepho <piepho@WIZ.UNI-KASSEL.DE>
Subject: Monte Carlo Macros
I am planning to write a macro which involves Monte Carlo methods and thus
is quite computing intensive. Also, I need to call PROC GLM at different stages.
In principle, the Monte Carlo part can be done in repeated data steps
combined with calls of PROCs. An alternative is IML. It seems to me that the
latter is usually faster, but I am not sure/have no experience. The
advantage of a non-IML macro is, of course, that it can be used on
installations, which do not have the IML module.
My question may be too general for a simple answer, but anyway, here goes:
Should I use IML with the type of macro I tried to describe, or are repeated
data steps equally worthwhile?
Thanks for any hint
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