Comparison with SAS/INSIGHT

Stat Studio and SAS/INSIGHT have the same goal: to be a tool for data exploration and analysis. Both have dynamically linked statistical graphics. Both come with pre-written statistical analyses for analyzing distributions, regression models, and multivariate relationships.

Figure 1.2 shows a typical SAS/INSIGHT analysis. Figure 1.3 shows the same analysis performed in Stat Studio. You can see that the analyses are qualitatively similar.

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Figure 1.2: A SAS/INSIGHT Analysis

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Figure 1.3: A Comparable Stat Studio Analysis

However, there are three major differences between the two products. The first is that Stat Studio runs on a PC in the Microsoft Windows operating environment. It is client software that can connect to SAS servers. The SAS server might be running on a different computer than Stat Studio. In contrast, SAS/INSIGHT runs on the same computer on which SAS is installed.

A second major difference is that Stat Studio is programmable, and therefore extensible. SAS/INSIGHT contains standard statistical analyses that are commonly used in data analysis, but you cannot create new analyses. In contrast, you can write programs in Stat Studio that call any licensed SAS procedure, and you can include the results of that procedure in graphics, tables, and data sets. Because of this, Stat Studio is often referred to as the "programmable successor to SAS/INSIGHT."

A third major difference is that the Stat Studio statistical graphics are programmable. You can add legends, curves, and other features to the graphics in order to better analyze and visualize your data.

Stat Studio contains many features that are not available in SAS/INSIGHT. General features that are unique to Stat Studio include the following:

The following list presents features of Stat Studio data views (tables and plots) that are not included in SAS/INSIGHT:

Stat Studio also provides the following analyses and options that are not included in SAS/INSIGHT:

Features of SAS/INSIGHT that are not included in Stat Studio are presented in Appendix B, "SAS/INSIGHT Features Not Available in Stat Studio."

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