Popular posts from The DO Loop in 2014


I published 118 blog posts in 2014. This article presents my most popular posts from 2014 and late 2013.

2014 will always be a special year for me because it was the year that the SAS University Edition was launched. The University Edition means that SAS/IML is available to all students and adult learners all over the world. My article "10 tips for learning the SAS/IML language" has been popular as new programmers take advantage of this free opportunity to learn the SAS/IML language for matrix computations and data analysis.

General math and statistics articles

Although I mostly write about statistical programming, several of my general articles on math and statistics were very popular:

Statistical Graphics and Data Visualization

Who doesn't like to learn better ways to visualize data in SAS? The following posts generated some interesting discussions.

Visualizing Matrices

An important visualization is to visualize the data in a rectangular matrix by using a heat map:

Regression and data smoothers

Everyone loves a good regression tip!

Start your new year by (re-)reading one of these 14 popular posts from 2014. Happy New Year to all my readers!


About Author

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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