R vs SAS/SPSS in Corporations: A view from the other side

I read Allen Englehardt’s post this morning, on R vs SAS/SPSS in corporations and it motivated me to set aside my infinite to-do list and write about something I’ve been thinking for a long time.

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I read Allen Englehardt’s post this morning, on R vs SAS/SPSS in corporations and it motivated me to set aside my infinite to-do list and write about something I’ve been thinking for a long time.

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Random SAS tips from Colorado

                  Two things, first of all. Those folks in Colorado are unbelievable studs to come out in inches of snow and more falling to a full house

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                  Two things, first of all. Those folks in Colorado are unbelievable studs to come out in inches of snow and more falling to a full house

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Open Data, SAS On-Demand & African-American Women

Let me just say off the bat that open data is awesome and there should be more of it available.  This semester, I have been using SAS On-Demand in my statistics class and creating the

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Let me just say off the bat that open data is awesome and there should be more of it available.  This semester, I have been using SAS On-Demand in my statistics class and creating the

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Survivor Functions, Hazard Functions and Pictures

Unfamiliar jargon like Kaplan-Meier curves, PROC PHREG, right-censored and hazard functions can be daunting to the newcomer. Survival analysis is really quite straightforward; it is simply a set of statistical techniques used when the focus

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Unfamiliar jargon like Kaplan-Meier curves, PROC PHREG, right-censored and hazard functions can be daunting to the newcomer. Survival analysis is really quite straightforward; it is simply a set of statistical techniques used when the focus

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Using SAS to test whether “It gets better” makes you gay

Next question on categorical data analysis …   Correlated proportions. There are a lot of reasons why you might have correlated data in a two-way contingency table. The most common is that you have measured

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Next question on categorical data analysis …   Correlated proportions. There are a lot of reasons why you might have correlated data in a two-way contingency table. The most common is that you have measured

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Does your candidate have a prayer in hell of getting elected?

The other day I wrote about how I had never had the need to do a binomial test for a proportion with SAS. In my business, at least, the question of whether the proportion in

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The other day I wrote about how I had never had the need to do a binomial test for a proportion with SAS. In my business, at least, the question of whether the proportion in

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My Reading Week Schedule, thanks to WUSS

Anyone who claims to know all of SAS is clinically insane  – Ernest Hemingway (not intended to be a factual attribution) Okay, I admit it, Hemingway didn’t really say that, but he would have, except

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Anyone who claims to know all of SAS is clinically insane  – Ernest Hemingway (not intended to be a factual attribution) Okay, I admit it, Hemingway didn’t really say that, but he would have, except

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Making a Difference: Different views from WUSS

At the opening session, Randy Guard from SAS talked about making a difference. That sounded promising, but then the examples he gave were how analyses could be run on large databases of stock market data

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At the opening session, Randy Guard from SAS talked about making a difference. That sounded promising, but then the examples he gave were how analyses could be run on large databases of stock market data

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What Rocket Scientists Do on the Weekends

The rocket scientist decided the most important use of his spare time was to pose Homer as an R6σ specialist. I was looking at this in my email and wondered why I ever decided to

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The rocket scientist decided the most important use of his spare time was to pose Homer as an R6σ specialist. I was looking at this in my email and wondered why I ever decided to

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What does everybody already know about categorical data?

I’m teaching a class on categorical data analysis after the Western Users of SAS Software conference next week. As always, I have WAY more information than I can cover. Handouts are limited to 40 pages

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I’m teaching a class on categorical data analysis after the Western Users of SAS Software conference next week. As always, I have WAY more information than I can cover. Handouts are limited to 40 pages

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