Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 17:57:51 -0400
Reply-To: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
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From: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
Subject: Re: Friday OT: Computer Transitions
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What Phil Rack stumbled across is that when SAS does demos and "SAS
Presents" presentations, they don't make it into the proceedings, and
hence, into the Lex Jansen site.
Another way to look at the situation is that what *didn't* happen is that
someone (SAS employee or someone not affiliated with SAS) started using the
R to SAS/IML Studio interface and found it interesting enough to submit a
paper for presentation at SGF.
I pretty much stick with SAS in my current job but might start using R for
exploratory graphics in the future. The only thing to note is if I do, it
is not likely to generate a SGF paper because it wouldn't be SAS-related.
At 04:28 PM 5/1/2010 -0400, you wrote:
>Phil Rack posted the following:
> > I don't know if adding R to SAS/IML Studio means that SAS admits defeat
> > on
> > the IML product. It might just be easier to embrace R instead of
> > ignoring
> > it.
> > Which leads to this observation. I was out searching Lex Jansen's
> > excellent
> > site for any papers from the last SGF that discussed using R from
> > inside
> > SAS/IML Studio and didn't find anything. Could be my search abilities
> > but I
> > thought that there would have been something along those lines.
> > As others have pointed out to me, it's one thing to offer it, but quite
> > another to encourage its use.
>Phil, I see that Art got you a good reference for an SGF paper. At SGF
>2010, there was also a SAS super demo titled: R U There? An Interface to
>the R Language in SAS/IML(r) Studio:
>...I happened to see it at WUSS 2010 and was impressed--and I am not even
>a stats guy!
>Also, just in case you missed this link on the SAS Institute web site,
>...which, in turn, has a nice link to additional documentation on calling R.
>Phil, best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
>(aka Michael A. Raithel)
Michael L. Davis