Category Archives: R-Project

SAS Global Forum, at one remove

What a day (yesterday was)! A flurry of press releases from SAS®. Two caught my eye: SAS to offer R integration to support analytical innovation, and SAS and Teradata Announce Availability of Analytic Advantage and Optimization Services Packages. Technorati Tags: analytics, integration, r, SAS, teradata

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Open source data mining

Browsing around I stumbled across an old post on Knowledge Integrity, Inc.’s site about weka and their work on an open source data mining tool. It looks as if we might have quite a basket of products to compare when we move into the data mining arena. Technorati Tags: data mining, open source, price, weka

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R – first steps

I talked a little while ago about downloading R. Time to update you on progress since I ran through some of the sample code in the Introduction to R. Well, I couldn’t quite believe how simple the syntax is, it feels quite strange using < – all over the place, and not a proc in [...]

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SAS and R

Ajay Ohri posted part 2 of his interview with Anne Milley. It was interesting to read about SAS’s use of open source software: Open source software provides many options and benefits. We see many (SAS included) embracing open source for different things…we plan to do more with open source in the future. Technorati Tags: r, [...]

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Anne Milley on DecisionStats

Great to see part one of Ajay Ohri’s interview with Anne Milley on decisionstats.com today. Yet with our annual subscription licensing model, SAS cannot rest on its laurels. Each year, customers vote with their checkbooks: if SAS provided them with business benefits, results and a positive ROI, they renew; if not, they can walk away. [...]

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A well trodden path?

With R, I thought I had stumbled on something quite niche, just in its gestative stages. And then I read that R is the most popular statistical package at Google. Clearly not so bijou, after all. Technorati Tags: analytics, r, SAS

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R for Reflections

(… or R for a quarter, but I’m not sure that my grasp of US English idiom is good enough to tell if that works.) After posting about charting a route through a rolling biblioscape yesterday, my mind turned to the route I’m treading at work. Is SAS® the high-point? I hope so, but the [...]

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