|Date: ||Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:00:20 -0400|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Mira J. Shapiro" <mirashapir@AOL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS Enterprise Miner|
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I am a longstanding SAS user, however a new user of Enterprise Miner. The advantages that I have seen so far are: ?
1) The ability to easily partition your data into a training, validation and testing sets and most importantly to do prediction.
2) EM compares competing model types and then selects the best model. ?From what I done so far, this process has been an advantage, even though
as a statistician, I look very carefully at the results and sometimes modify the model based on my experience with the data.
3) I have copied the generated SAS code and modified it but have not done anything with JAVA or C++ and use EM in a PC rather than Unix environment so I can't help you there.
4) Like Enterprise Guide, the EM interface saves all of your project files, models etc. together.?
Hope this helps.
On?Thu, 25 Jun 2009 Rushi Patel <rushi.b.patel@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:44:15 -0400
From: Rushi Patel <rushi.b.patel@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: SAS Enterprise Miner
Hello SAS users,
We are looking at implementing SAS Enterprise Miner at our shop to build
models on. I have been asked to come up with a business case to justify the
investment (license + IT infrastructure). I have a few questions that I
would put in front of SAS how have successfully implemented SAS Enterprise
(i) how would you quantify the advantages of building models using SAS EM
framework compared to building models using plain vanila base SAS and
(ii) has there been a significant reduction in the time required to perform
all model estimation related tasks using SAS EM? If yes, what would be a
ball park estimate of that?
(iii) in addition to the model building efficiencies that SAS EM brings, we
are interested in the automated code generation feature available in SAS EM.
Specifically, we believe that SAS EM can generate the SAS Code, JAVA code
and C++ code of the model that is built on it. Has your shop put this
functionality to use? If yes, what downstream efficiencies have they
achieved using fthis unctionality of SAS EM?
(iv) we are planning to host SAS EM on a UNIX box. Will all the features of
SAS EM that SAS demonstrates (graphics etc) on a PC environment be available
on the UNIX box?
Thanks in advance,