Senior Product Manager, SAS
Xiangxiang Meng, PhD, is a Senior Product Manager at SAS. The current focus of his work is on SAS® Visual Statistics, cognitive computing, the Python interface to SAS Cloud Analytic Services, and other new product initiatives. Previously, Xiangxiang worked on SAS® LASRTM Analytic Server, SAS® In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, SAS Recommendation Systems, and SAS® Enterprise MinerTM. His research interests include decision trees and tree ensemble models, automated and cognitive pipelines for business intelligence and machine learning, and parallelization of machine learning algorithms on distributed data. Xiangxiang received his PhD and MS from the University of Cincinnati.
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SAS® Viya®: The R Perspective
SAS® Viya®: The R Perspective is a general-purpose introduction to using R with the SAS Viya platform. SAS Viya is a high-performance, fault-tolerant analytics architecture that can be deployed on both public and private cloud infrastructures. This book introduces an entirely new way of using SAS statistics from R, taking users step-by-step from installation and fundamentals to data exploration and modeling.
SAS® Viya®: The Python Perspective
This book is an introduction to using Python to drive SAS Viya by directly connecting to the back-end analytics engine: CAS. CAS (Cloud Analytic Services) is a fault-tolerant, high-performance analytic platform that can be installed in many environments (desktop, computing grid, cloud). It is used by various SAS applications, but also has an API accessible from languages such as Java and Python.
- Jared Dean is the Chief Technology Officer of StepLeader.
- Rob Collum is a Principal Technical Architect in the Professional Services Division at SAS.
- Jim Blum is a Professor of Statistics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he has developed and taught original courses in SAS programming for the university for more than 15 years. These courses cover topics in SAS/BASE, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, and macro language.
- Jack Shostak, Associate Director of Statistics, manages a group of statistical programmers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.