My presentation at SAS Global Forum 2017 was "More Than Matrices: SAS/IML Software Supports New Data Structures." The paper was published in the conference proceedings several months ago, but I recently recorded a short video that gives an overview of using the new data structures in SAS/IML 14.2:
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I know that customers will be excited about programming with lists and tables. Now you can create complex data structures in the SAS/IML language, including in-memory data tables, arrays of matrices, lists of inhomogeneous data, and hierarchical data structures.
If you prefer to read about lists and tables, the following blog posts give an overview of these data structures:
- Data tables: Nonmatrix data structures in SAS/IML
- Print tables in SAS/IML
- Lists: Nonmatrix data structures in SAS/IML
For more details about tables and lists, see the following chapters in the SAS/IML User's Guide.