Rick Wicklin
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Research Statistician Developer

Rick Wicklin, PhD, is a distinguished researcher in computational statistics at SAS and is a principal developer of PROC IML and SAS/IML Studio. His areas of expertise include computational statistics, simulation, statistical graphics, and modern methods in statistical data analysis. Rick is author of the books Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software and Simulating Data with SAS. Follow @RickWicklin on Twitter.

Recent Posts

PUT it there! Six tips for using PUT and %PUT statements in SAS

For SAS programmers, the PUT statement in the DATA step and the %PUT macro statement are useful statements that ... Read More

Ten posts from 2016 that deserve a second look

Last week I wrote about the 10 most popular articles from The DO Loop in 2016. The popular articles ... Read More

ODS OUTPUT: Store any statistic created by any SAS procedure

In the beginning SAS created procedures and output. The output was formless and void. Then SAS said, "Let there ... Read More

Is "La Quinta" Spanish for "Next to Denny's"?

“La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.”      -- Mitch Hedberg, comedian Mitch Hedberg's joke resonates with travelers ... Read More

The top 10 posts from The DO Loop in 2016

I wrote 105 posts for The DO Loop blog in 2016. My most popular articles were about data analysis, ... Read More

The contaminated normal distribution

How can you generate data that contains outliers in a simulation study? The contaminated normal distribution is a simple ... Read More

Solve linear programming problems in SAS

In some applications, you need to optimize a linear objective function of many variables, subject to linear constraints. Solving ... Read More

Animate snowfall in SAS

Out of the bosom of the Air,     Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown ... Read More

Create a Koch snowflake with SAS

I have a fondness for fractals. In previous articles, I've used SAS to create some of my favorite fractals, ... Read More

Simultaneous confidence intervals for a multivariate mean

Many SAS procedure compute statistics and also compute confidence intervals for the associated parameters. For example, PROC MEANS can ... Read More