Twelve posts from 2015 that deserve a second look

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I began 2016 by compiling a list of popular articles from my blog in 2015. This "People's Choice" list contains many interesting articles, but some of my personal favorites did not make the list. Today I present the "Editor's Choice" list of articles that deserve a second look.

I've grouped the articles into four broad topics: SAS programming, computational statistics, statistical graphics, and matrix computations.

SAS programming

These two articles use Base SAS to accomplish some useful tasks:

Computational statistics

For most analyses, you can call a built-in SAS procedure. However, I enjoy showing how to extend, modify, or explain a standard analyses by writing additional programming statements.

Statistical graphics

Although many SAS procedure automatically produce appropriate statistical graphics, it is sometimes necessary to use the SGPLOT or the Graph Template Language (GTL) to create your own graphics.

Matrix computations

From the many articles that I wrote about matrix computations, the following list presents three topics that SAS programmers often ask about on discussion forums:

There you have it, 12 topics that I think are worth a second look. Did I omit your favorite article from The DO Loop in 2015? 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 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.

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