# The DO Loop

Statistical programming in SAS with an emphasis on SAS/IML programsThis article demonstrates how to use PROC GENMOD to perform a Poisson regression in SAS. There are different examples in the SAS documentation and in conference papers, but I chose this example because it uses two categorical explanatory variables. Therefore, the Poisson regression can be visualized by using a contingency

An article published in Nature has the intriguing title, "AI models collapse when trained on recursively generated data." (Shumailov, et al., 2024). The article is quite readable, but I also recommend a less technical overview of the result: "AI models fed AI-generated data quickly spew nonsense" (Gibney, 2024). The Gibney

A previous article shows that you can run a simple (one-variable) isotonic regression by using a quadratic programming (QP) formulation. While I was reading a book about computational geometry, I learned that there is a connection between isotonic regression and the convex hull of a certain set of points. Whaaaaat?

Since the pandemic began in 2020, the SAS IML developers have added about 50 new functions and enhancements to the SAS IML language in SAS Viya. Among these functions are new modern methods for optimization that have a simplified syntax as compared to the older 'NLP' functions that are available

Just like the SAS DATA step, the SAS IML language supports both functions and subroutines. A function returns a value, so the calling syntax is familiar: y = func(x1, x2); /* the function returns one value, y */ In this syntax, the input arguments are x1 and x2. The

Isotonic regression (also called monotonic regression) is a type of regression model that assumes that the response variable is a monotonic function of the explanatory variable(s). The model can be nondecreasing or nonincreasing. Certain physical and biological processes can be analyzed by using an isotonic regression model. For example, a