Robert N. Rodriguez

Robert N. Rodriguez retired from SAS in 2018 after serving as a senior director in research and development. This book is based on his experience learning about the needs of SAS customers at user events and working with SAS/STAT developers to meet those needs. Bob received a PhD in statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a research statistician at General Motors Research Laboratories before joining SAS. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and received the ASA Founders Award in 2009.

By This Author

Robert N. Rodriguez | SAS Support

Building Regression Models with SAS®: A Guide for Data Scientists

By Robert N. Rodriguez

Advance your skills in building predictive models with SAS!

Building Regression Models with SAS®: A Guide for Data Scientists teaches data scientists, statisticians, and other analysts who use SAS to train regression models for prediction with large, complex data. Each chapter focuses on a particular model and includes a high-level overview, followed by basic concepts, essential syntax, and examples using new procedures in both SAS/STAT and SAS Viya. By emphasizing introductory examples and interpretation of output, this book provides readers with a clear understanding of how to build the following types of models:

  • general linear models
  • quantile regression models
  • logistic regression models
  • generalized linear models
  • generalized additive models
  • proportional hazards regression models
  • tree models
  • models based on multivariate adaptive regression splines

Building Regression Models with SAS is an essential guide to learning about a variety of models that provide interpretability as well as predictive performance.