[R] Are you experienced in SAS and R as well? Which of these would you recommend me?
rossini at blindglobe.net
Fri Nov 23 18:08:29 CET 2001
>>>>> "DB" == Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu> writes:
DB> I have enjoyed reading this discussion of SAS and R. I would
DB> add two points regarding SAS.
DB> - At a conference this summer I attended a presentation by a
DB> person from SAS Institute on "What's coming in SAS version
DB> 9?". (Many of you may know that SAS uses odd numbers for beta
DB> test versions and even numbers for production releases so
DB> version 9 is the beta for the production release 10.0). The
DB> main enhancements in version 9 will be in graphics and choice
DB> of graphical presentation. The speaker explicitly said that
DB> this meant you wouldn't have to have both SAS for the analysis
DB> and S-PLUS for the graphics. Apparently SAS Institute views
DB> the strengths of the S language as being in the area of
DB> graphics. Perhaps it is not surprising that they don't think
DB> of flexibility of analysis as an advantage of the S language.
Actually, a colleague just converted "to SAS" (from S-PLUS) based on
the strengths of IML :-).
Another interesting thing about SAS is that they've invarably done a
great done prototyping with new WWW technologies (not that they've
done it in a sensible manner, IMHO, but they've done so, similar to
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics rossini at u.washington.edu
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