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SAS Global Forum paper Spatial Dependence, Nonlinear Panel Models, and More New Features in SAS/ETS 14.1

SAS/ETS 14.1 delivers a substantial number of new features to researchers who want to examine causality with observational data in addition to forecasting the future. This release adds count data models with spatial effects, new linear and nonlinear models for panel data, the X13 procedure for seasonal adjustment, and many more new features. This paper highlights the many enhancements to SAS/ETS software and demonstrates how these features can help your organization increase revenue and enhance productivity.

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Tips and Strategies for Mixed Modeling with SAS/STAT Procedures

This encore presentation of a paper from SAS Global Forum 2012 provides recommendations for circumventing memory problems and reducing execution times for your mixed-modeling analyses. This paper also shows how the new HPMIXED procedure can be beneficial for certain situations, as with large sparse mixed models. Finally, the discussion focuses on the best way to interpret and address common notes, warnings, and error messages that can occur with the estimation of mixed models in SAS software.

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SAS/STAT Topics Area

There’s a lot of stuff in SAS/STAT software. Like 10,000 pages of documentation worth. It can be overwhelming to determine what areas are covered and what procedures you should use. We introduced a Topics tab in the online documentation a few releases ago, and there are corresponding pages in our focus area that briefly describe the topic areas and the procedures that perform analyses for those areas. In the future, we’ll provide more linkage between the documentation and other web resources (videos come to mind), but for now, just use the URL support.sas.com/stattopics and see if this helps to navigate the SAS/STAT landscape.

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blog image Computing an Optimal Blackjack Strategy with SAS/OR

At the most recent SAS Global Forum in Las Vegas, Rob Pratt gave a demo on using SAS/OR to compute an optimal strategy for the casino game blackjack. In this Operations Research with SAS blog posting, he shows some of the code and results here for anyone who wasn't able to attend.

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