Enhancements in SAS^{®} Enterprise Miner^{™} 13.1 Software
Overview
SAS^{®} Enterprise Miner^{™} 13.1 introduces ten new nodes and several enhancements to previously existing nodes.
SAS^{®} Enterprise Miner^{™} Core

The Open Source node enables integration with the R language inside a SAS Enterprise Miner flow. You can perform data transformation and exploration
in addition to training and scoring supervised and unsupervised models in R. You can then seamlessly integrate the results, assess the model, and compare it to
models generated by SAS Enterprise Miner. In several cases, corresponding SAS DATA step scoring code can also be generated to enable full integration.

The Register Model node enables you to register models directly in the SAS^{®} Metadata Server. Information about variables, target levels,
scoring code, and the mining function is accumulated and registered in the metadata. This information can be used as input to SAS^{®} Model
Manager or SAS^{®} Enterprise Guide^{®} or used to score data in SAS Enterprise Miner.

The Save Data node provides you with a simple way to save training, validation, test, score, or transaction data from a SAS Enterprise Miner path to a previously
defined SAS library or specified path. You can export data as a SAS data set, JMP table, Excel 2010 spreadsheet, commaseparated values (CSV) file,
or tabdelimited file.

The Decision Tree node enables you to import a previously created model and apply this model to new data. This node is also useful when importing diagrams from XML,
recreating diagrams from an SPK file, or migrating from one version to another.
SAS^{®} Enterprise Miner^{™} Applications
 The Time Series Dimension Reduction node is available with several dimension reduction techniques, including discrete wavelet and Fourier transforms, singular value
decomposition, and line segment methods. It extracts features from each time series and reduces the dimension of time. It is useful for clustering extremely long
time series as a preprocessing step.

The Time Series Decomposition node enables you to perform seasonal decomposition of time series. It provides classical seasonal decomposition components and
uses that information in subsequent nodes. The functionality includes the transpose option of the exported data for performing time series clustering tasks.

The Time Series Correlation node helps you perform correlation and crosscorrelation analysis. It calculates numerous autocorrelation and crosscorrelation
statistics on time series data. It provides time covariate selection functionality through the crosscorrelation analysis among multiple time series when target
time series are specified. The autocorrelation statistics can also be used for clustering tasks.
SAS^{®} Enterprise Miner^{™} HighPerformance Data Mining

The HP Cluster node uses the highperformance HPCLUSTER procedure and performs kmeans clustering analysis in distributed computing environments. It uses the
method of least squares estimation in kmeans clustering to compute the cluster centroids, but it accelerates the convergence with a large number of
observations by performing clustering and scoring in parallel. This node currently takes only numeric interval variables as inputs.

The HP Forest node now enables you to optionally perform variable selection based on either OOB average error for interval targets or OOB marginal reduction
for class targets.

The HP GLM node uses the highperformance HPGENSELECT procedure to fit a generalized linear model in a distributed computing environment. Several different response
probability distributions and link functions are available. You can also select and modify variablebased reference levels.

The HP Neural node now supports a userdefined architecture, which gives you more control over the building of the network itself. You can specify
the number of hidden layers, the number of hidden neurons, and the associated activation function for each layer. Input and target standardizations as well as
target error and activation functions are now available through node properties.

The HP Principal Components node uses the highperformance HPPRINCOMP procedure to perform principal component analysis. The node calculates eigenvalues
and eigenvectors from the covariance matrix or the correlation matrix of input variables and produces principal components. The principal components
are useful for data dimension reduction, which is frequently an intermediate step in the data mining process.

The HP Support Vector Machine node uses the newly developed highperformance HPSVM procedure for binary classification problems. The node constructs
separating hyperplanes that maximize the margin between two classes by using kernels: linear, polynomial, radial basis function, and sigmoid function.
Interior point and active set optimization methods are available.

The HP Tree node now supports the generation of models for interval targets. The criterion for determining the associated splitting rules can be based
on a reduction in variance or determined by using the F test. More control over missing value handling has also been provided with the addition of mapping
these values to the largest branch, the most correlated branch, or a separate branch. Surrogate rules can now also be populated for
assigning missing values.
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