Twelve posts from 2014 that deserve a second look


I began 2015 by compiling a list of popular articles from my blog in 2014. Although this "People's Choice" list contains many interesting articles, some of my favorites did not make the list. Today I present the "Editor's Choice" list of articles that deserve a second look. I've highlighted one article from each month of 2014.

I've grouped the articles into three broad topics: simulating data, statistical graphics, and matrix computations.

Simulating data and resampling

Statistical graphics

Matrix computations


Many of the previous articles use the SAS/IML language. In 2014 SAS made the SAS/IML language freely available. The IML procedure is included as part of the SAS University Edition, which is free for students, professors, researchers, and adult learners.

Two additional articles from 2014 are worth highlighting because of their importance to SAS/IML programmers:

There you have it, 12 topics that I think are worth a second look. What was your favorite article from The DO Loop in 2014? Leave a comment.


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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.


  1. Rick,

    This is great. What do you think about a list for past years best posts? That could be tremendously useful!



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