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Release 14.2 Release 14.2 is here!

There are new 14.2 releases of SAS/STAT, SAS/ETS, SAS/IML, SAS/OR, and other analytical products accompanying the fourth maintenance release of SAS® 9.4. Here are highlights of these new releases:

  • Propensity score analysis (SAS/STAT)
  • Estimation of causal treatment effect (SAS/STAT)
  • Time-dependent ROC curve analysis for Cox regression (SAS/STAT)
  • Spatial econometric models for cross-sectional data (SAS/ETS)
  • Support for tables and lists (SAS/IML)
  • Performance improvements in the LP, MILP, network, and NLP solvers (SAS/OR)

In addition, you will notice a new framework for the online documentation called the Help Center. Documentation such as the SAS/STAT User's Guide now provides links to example code right in the "Examples" section, and the SAS/STAT documentation also provides easy access to videos that pertain to each chapter.

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The DO Loop

Distinguished Research Statistician Developer Rick Wicklin shows you how to compute the coverage probability of confidence with a simulation approach and how to construct an empty-space plot that shows the distance from every point in a region to the nearest reference site (such as a hospital or store).

Tech Support tip Estimating Relative Risks in a Multinomial Response Model

There are two types of relative risks that might be of interest when you are modeling a multinomial response. You might want to compare two populations with respect to an individual response level probability (P(Y=i|X=j)/P(Y=i|X=k)), or you might want to compare response level probabilities in a given population (P(Y=i|X=j)/P(Y=k|X=j). Both situations are discussed in this usage note. In the multinomial case, relative risk estimates are nonlinear functions of the parameters in a generalized logit model, which can be fit using PROC LOGISTIC and a macro, the CATMOD procedure, or the NLMIXED procedure.

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