Free chapter: Getting Started with SAS/IML


I am pleased to announce that the fine folks at SAS Press have made Chapter 2 of my book, Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software available as a free PDF document.

The chapter is titled "Getting Started with the SAS/IML Matrix Programming Language," and it features

  • More than 60 fully functional examples with output
  • 25 tips for writing effective programs in the SAS/IML language
  • Basic syntax for interacting with SAS/IML matrices, including creating matrices, indexing matrices, and comparing matrices
  • Basic syntax for statistical programming in the SAS/IML language, including conditional statements, loops, and logical operators

If you are new to the SAS/IML language, this chapter is for you. However, I've been told by experienced programmers that they learned a few new tricks as well. Specifically, "old-timers" might want to look at Table 2.1, since some of these features were added to the SAS/IML language in SAS 9.2.



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Rick Wicklin

Distinguished Researcher in Computational Statistics

Rick Wicklin, PhD, is a distinguished researcher in computational statistics at SAS and is a principal developer of SAS/IML software. 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.

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