[R] Course*** S-PLUS / R: Complementing and Extending Statistical Computing for SAS Users*** October 2005

From: <elvis_at_xlsolutions-corp.com>
Date: Fri 23 Sep 2005 - 02:44:14 EST


XSolutions Corp (www.xlsolutions-corp.com) is proud to announce our October 2005 "S-PLUS / R: Complementing and Extending Statistical Computing for SAS Users" in Raleigh and Washington, DC http://xlsolutions-corp.com/Rsas.htm  

Ask for group discount and reserve your seat Now (payment due after the class)
Email Sue Turner: sue@xlsolutions-corp.com    

This course is designed for users who want to learn how to complement and
extend statistical computing of SAS with the S or R system. The course will
give SAS users a strong foundation for becoming a versatile R/Splus programmer.  

Course Topics

Day 1
-An Overview of resources: installation and demonstration, the R
project/core;
CRAN; the distribution for UNIX and windows systems; the package concept;
literature: Venables and Ripley, Chambers and Hastie, other publications.
-A Comparison of R and S-PLUS
-Quick review of the SAS environment: the OS interface, the data step,
macros,
 procs, reports. Issues of data archiving with SSD format; interfaces to DBMS
-Data manipulations in S and R (data frame and matrix operations)
and SAS (the data step) -- issues of importing, formatting, transformation,
cataloging, exporting
-Functions vs macros in SAS for programming repetitive processes.
-The iteration models of SAS vs whole-object modeling
Day 2
-Statistical modeling support in R/S vs SAS PROCS.
-Integrated documentation and example processing in R/S.
-Post-processing of function output in R/S vs OUTPUT datasets in SAS.
-Specific comparisons: linear modeling, glms, gees, lmes
-Report Writing
-Extending the systems for new data structures and new algorithms
 

Please let us know if you and your colleagues are interested in this class to take advantage of group discount. Register now to secure your seat in this course!    

Cheers,

Elvis Miller, PhD
Manager Training.
XLSolutions Corporation
206 686 1578
www.xlsolutions-corp.com



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