SAS/IML Studio provides a highly flexible programming environment in which you can run SAS/STAT or SAS/IML analyses and display the results with dynamically linked graphics and data tables. SAS/IML is a programming language for high-level matrix-vector computations. IMLPlus is an extension of SAS/IML that contains additional programming features that enhance IML. IMLPlus is the language of SAS/IML Studio 3.2, a new statistical software product in SAS 9.2, that is intended for data analysts who write SAS programs to solve statistical problems but need more versatility for data exploration and model building.

IMLPlus enables techniques that are difficult or impossible to perform in IML, including the following:

- Calling SAS procedures without leaving IML
- Passing the value of an IML matrix directly to a SAS procedure
- Accessing a rich library of modules, including dialog boxes that prompt for user input
- Distributing computations across multiple SAS servers
- Creating and manipulating dynamically linked statistical graphics