"The sas.com domain has quite a lot to offer to analytical professionals, and its popularity is not solely due to "SAS coders." The blogs.sas.com domain contains blogs that are of interest to analytical professionals.…"
"Yes, OLS is influenced by outliers (extreme values of the response variables) and by high-leverage points (extreme values in the space of the regressors. Robust regression techniques are not difficult to use, and most software programs support…"
"This is reminiscent of a "scree plot," which can be used to estimate the number of principal components. I like graphical methods like this.
There has been a lot of work done on methods for estimating the number of…"
"@PeterWilliams SAS is a big company and we hire many, many, people with high-level programming skills. In fact, all of the SAS "solutions" are written using SAS, so obviously SAS programming skills are essential for those positions!…"
"At SAS, one of the difficulties are finding candidates that have depth in statistics and also demonstrated computational abilities in a low-level language like C/C++, FORTRAN, etc. There are many smart candidates graduating from statistics…"
"A slight correction: SAS procedures are smart enough to only read the variables that are actually used for each analysis. SAS users don't have use the DATA step to filter out variables before conducting an analysis."
"At last year's JSM, there was a panel discussion titled "The World of Applied Statistics: Where Do You Fit In?" The panel was mostly VPs or Directors of research in government, pharmaceutical, and financial industries. When…"
Rick Wicklin, PhD, is a senior 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, statistical graphics, and modern methods in statistical data analysis. Rick is author of the book Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software.