Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 17:23:29 GMT
Reply-To: Jay Weedon <j_weedon@ESCAPE.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jay Weedon <j_weedon@ESCAPE.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS and FORTRAN
On 14 Nov 1996 16:02:06 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (McGyver) wrote:
>Recently I need to do some simulation either using FORTRAN or SAS to
>generate data. My question is what's the advantage and disadvantage for
>SAS and FORTRAN in generating data and which one does better job.
If you need to analyze the data, you're much more likely to get
something working quickly with SAS - using either IML or a canned
procedure. If you're ONLY generating data, you may still be at a
slight advantage with SAS, since there are built-in routines to
generate random variates from a number of well known distributions.
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any longer. It is useless to fight the forms. We must
kill the people producing them."
- Attributed to Vladimir Kabaidze,
Director of the Ivanovo Machine Works
near Moscow, in a speech before the
annual Communist Party Congress, 1936.