R or SAS: Quick Links to the Recent Debates

January 13, 2009
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Original post, 7 Jan, 2009 New York Times, Data Analysts Captivated by R’s Power byAshlee Vance. Key Point The popularity of R at universities could threaten SAS Institute. A Controversial Review by Anee Milley from SAS We have customers who build engines for aircraft. I am happy they are not using freeware when I get...
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Did you know… about the SAS Samples RSS Feed?

January 11, 2009
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One of the most popular offerings on support.sas.com is the sample code. We have over 3000 tips and samples to help you with your programming tasks. You can visit the Samples search page and look for items any time you need them. Note that the...
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Silverlight, WCF, SAS, and Demos

January 7, 2009
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Silverlight, WCF, SAS, and Demos

I had a client ask, very nicely, if I could showcase some of my work to help make their internal sale. Well, this is all good to me since I could possible get some business in 2009 and I needed to do it anyway.Well, the only time available was the holi...
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Consultants, Idealism, and the Real World

January 7, 2009
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Consultants, Idealism, and the Real World

Today, I hit an absolute programming wall. I was deep into my code, client asking for a deliverable date, and I hit a deal-breaker coding moment. I think, we have all had those things happen. You're there in the bowels and suddenly find some code that ...
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Options Pricing Using SAS

January 6, 2009
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There are some new financial functions in SAS9.2 Base, including 8 options pricing functions(formerly in SAS Risk Dimension). These functions can compute the price of both call and put options on different underlying assets (stock, futures, currency, and exchange asset), using the following models respectively: Black-Scholes model,the traditional stock options ...
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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2009
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I've lost track of what day it is. There have been so many Saturdays in a row that I'm not quite sure what day today is. I do know that 2009 has begun. With your help, we'll do some great things this year on support.sas.com and with...
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Getting back to work

December 29, 2008
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Welcome to the last Monday of 2008! Are you sitting at your desk trying to shake off the glow of holiday celebrations? Do you need a little help clearing the cobwebs and getting back to work? I have compiled a short reading list of quick reads ...
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Santa and SAS Again: Santa’s Dashboard

December 18, 2008
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Santa and SAS Again: Santa’s Dashboard

(santaDashBoard.png, With permission by Mr. Robert Allison) Merry Christmas again. SAS marketing staff started up an interesting Christmas campaign on how Santa operates his workshop. Here is another wonderful work about Santa’s Dashboard, created by SAS senior R&D staff, Robert Allison. Robert is a master of graphics and visualization. You can view his SAS/Graph examples in...
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New Forum: SAS and Assistive Technology

December 16, 2008
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We have launched a new discussion forum at support.sas.com/forums. This forum focuses on using SAS products with accessibility features or with assistive technologies. Lisa Pappas, accessibility analyst at SAS, says "We invite you to join the co...
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