Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:37:52 +0530
Reply-To: ajay ohri <ohri2007@GMAIL.COM>
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From: ajay ohri <ohri2007@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: "SAS to R to SAS" by Phil Holland
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Well what what about WPS and R. Then that would be a formidable and quite
inexpensive option. Also WPS has very good customer service.
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 12:27 PM, RolandRB <email@example.com> wrote:
> Here is a good paper entitled "SAS to R to SAS" by Phil Holland.
> It is a good marriage of SAS and R that I think is an ideal jumping
> off point for the use of R alongside SAS in the pharmaceutical
> industry. The more I read, the less I think that SAS is going to "go
> away" for the purposes of clinical reporting and be replaced by R. R
> currently can't handle large volumes of data such as lab data. SAS
> can. So with SAS staying around then it is likely that all data
> manipulation will be done using SAS. So that's us SAS programmers who
> do clinical reporting still safe in our jobs..........
> ......However, I do see R being used alongside SAS. The ideal
> situation is to call R from a SAS program that does all the data
> manipulation, to run the R code using a system call and to incorporate
> the R log output into the SAS log output. This is the best of both
> worlds since this way data of any volume can be easily manipulated, we
> can use routines or special statistical analysis in R where needed and/
> or produce its famous "superior graphics" that can be incorporated
> into output and have both the SAS and R logs in the same file where it
> can be scanned for errors, warnings and important notes.
> Phil's paper is a good jumping off point, as I said. I wouldn't have
> done things quite that way and for us SAS programmers, a lot more
> detail would be helpful. I hope to create some pages on my web site
> sometime that goes into this in a lot of detail so that clinical sas
> programmers can comfortably make the transition across into
> incorporating R code in their SAS programs.