SAS IML provides a high-level matrix language that enables you to execute a custom analysis on the SAS® Viya® platform.  The programming language supports hundreds of functions that perform matrix computations, linear algebra, optimization, simulation, and data analysis. You can write a program that distributes independent computations across multiple threads on one or more CPUs. Examples of parallel computations include simulation studies, bootstrap computations, permutation tests, and other, similar analyses. SAS IML includes SAS/IML® and requires SAS® Visual Analytics.

SAS IML on the SAS Viya platform


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SAS IML on the SAS Viya Platform


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8.5 (SAS Viya 3.5)

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