## Need to log-transform a distribution? There's a SAS function for that!

At a conference last week, a presenter showed SAS statements that compute the logarithm of…

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At a conference last week, a presenter showed SAS statements that compute the logarithm of…

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This article describes how you can evaluate the Lambert W function in SAS/IML software. The…

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Edmond Halley (1656-1742) is best known for computing the orbit and predicting the return of…

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I was eleven years old when I first saw Newton's method. No, I didn't go…

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Statistical programmers often need to evaluate complicated expressions that contain square roots, logarithms, and other…

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In my article about finding an initial guess for root-finding algorithms, I stated that Newton's…

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A SAS programmer asked an interesting question on a SAS Support Community. The programmer had…

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A common question from statistical programmers is how to compute the rank of a matrix…

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In my previous post, I showed how to approximate a cumulative density function (CDF) by…

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Evaluating a cumulative distribution function (CDF) can be an expensive operation. Each time you evaluate…