Rick Wicklin is a Square...and proud of it!


Will I be in Las Vegas for for SAS Global Forum 2011? "You can bet on it!"

In fact, I will be there and be square, since I am one of the statisticians who will represent SAS Research and Development.

This year, I'm focused on three main activities:

For me, the conference starts a day early when I present a pre-conference tutorial:

"Data Simulation for Evaluating Statistical Methods in SAS." The course is chock-full of tips and code snippets that show you how to use SAS software to efficiently sample and simulate. You can use the techniques in my course for simulations of fun topics—such as testing the effectiveness of your Las Vegas betting strategy!—or for practical, work-related simulations, such as determining whether a t test is valid for heavily skewed data.

Although this is my seventh SAS Global Forum conference, it is the first conference for my new book. The book was born out of interactions with customers at previous conferences who asked me "Where can I find a good book about how to program in the SAS/IML language?"
SAS Press will be giving away books during the mixer in the SAS Support and Demo Area on Tuesday, April 5, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

One of the highlights of attending a SAS conference is meeting SAS customers. I'll be spending several hours each day in the SAS Support and Demo Area. I will present several Super Demos (scheduled 15-minute demonstrations) on the topic of calling SAS procedures from within a SAS/IML program. Before and after my scheduled demos, I'll be available for informal discussions about statistical programming with SAS. I'll have my laptop booted up and ready, so bring your data and look for me under the sign that says "Analytics."

This year, several readers of my data analysis and SAS/IML blog have told me they will drop by to discuss statistical programming, including one who is coming to the conference all the way from China. If you are a statistical programmer,
don't be embarrassed to introduce yourself and tell me how you use SAS.

At SAS Global Forum, it's hip to be square.


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Meg Crawford

Meg Crawford is the Social Media Marketing and Digital Strategist at SAS, where she works on integrating social media/digital components into marketing campaigns. Meg contributes to the Customer Analytics blog covering all things social and tech related...including SEO, content creation, and network marketing. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Technology and Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Connect with Meg on Twitter at: @Postgrad

1 Comment

  1. Shelley Sessoms on

    The book drawing will begin at 6:30pm. You must register by 6:15pm on Tuesday, April 5 and be present in the SAS Press booth area to win. Good luck, everyone!

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