1月 242009
 
I just received a news bulletin regarding SAS Global Forum. If you are planning to attend, check out these resources.

Agenda Builder Now Available
Your Personal Agenda Builder is now available to help you plan, build and save a personalized schedule for SAS® Global Forum 2009. Plan your days by choosing the paper presentation and activities you would like to attend. Start planning your agenda using this convenient tool.

Post-Conference Data Mining Workshop
This post-conference, half day workshop on data mining will be held Wednesday, March 25 at 1:30-5:00 p.m. It will offer another opportunity to expand your SAS data mining and predictive modeling skills. Stay later to take advantage of exclusive training opportunities. Find out more about the post-conference workshop.

Pre-conference Seminars & Statistical Tutorials
You can extend your educational opportunities in a number of ways at SAS Global Forum 2009. Sign up to participate in a Pre-Conference Seminar, Statistical Tutorial or one of the pre-conference SAS Training classes. (Note: Available with the Conference Plus Package). View the list of pre-conference seminars and tutorials.

Haven't registered yet?
SAS Global Forum offers a unique situation to network with fellow SAS users as well as SAS development and technical support staff. The 3-day conference is packed with learning opportunities. For more information, visit the conference Web site.

Updated Jan 27:
You can save 20% off training and certification testing at SAS Global Forum. Get more information at support.sas.com/training/sasglobalforum.
1月 162009
 
Another new forum has launched at support.sas.com/forums. The latest forum from SAS focuses on JMP software. Visit the forum and be among the first to post an idea, question, suggestion, or response. Arati Bechtel says in the JMP blog, "Inquiries and comments on all topics related to JMP are appropriate, including design of experiments, quality, data visualization, genomics and JMP integration with SAS."

You can keep up with the discussion by subscribing to the RSS feed or setting a watch that sends you an e-mail on a regular schedule that you choose.

Poll: Take a second to vote in the new poll. Let us know if you have ever posted to a discussion forum. We want to know how many SAS customers are willing to participate in discussion forums by posting questions or responses.

FYI: Dashboard using SAS/Graph

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1月 132009
 

see, http://support.sas.com/kb/26/134.html

You would also like, Santa’s Dashboard:
http://jiangtanghu.blogspot.com/2008/12/santa-and-sas-again-santa-dashboard.html

R or SAS: Quick Links to the Recent Debates

 Industry Review, New York Times, R  R or SAS: Quick Links to the Recent Debates已关闭评论
1月 132009
 


Original post, 7 Jan, 2009

Key Point
The popularity of R at universities could threaten SAS Institute.

A Controversial Review by Anee Milley from SAS
We have customers who build engines for aircraft. I am happy they are not using freeware when I get on a jet.

7 Jan, 2009,
SAS-L
Discussion in SAS-L, the most popular SAS mailing list. Most voices call for the incorporate both R and SAS.

7 Jan, 2009,
R-help
Cheer for the victory of R.

8 Jan, 2009,
Ashlee Vance‘s blog
R You Ready for R, with lots of comments

9 Jan, 2009,
SAS Consulting

9 Jan, 2009, Anee Milley
This Post Is Rated R, stating the viewpoints from SAS about open source software: support and participant.
For more, see Google Blog Search.
1月 122009
 
One of the most popular offerings on support.sas.com is the sample code. We have over 3000 tips and samples to help you with your programming tasks. You can visit the Samples search page and look for items any time you need them. Note that the newest samples appear at the top of the list. You can also have the samples come to you.

We maintain an RSS feed that lists all new and updated samples. Subscribe to the Samples RSS feed.

Don't miss the other support feeds from SAS, which include feeds for SAS Notes, discussion forums, documentation, and more.
1月 062009
 

There are some new financial functions in SAS9.2 Base, including 8 options pricing functions(formerly in SAS Risk Dimension). These functions can compute the price of both call and put options on different underlying assets (stock, futures, currency, and exchange asset), using the following models respectively:

Model Underlying Call Put
Black model Futures BLACKCLPRC BLACKPTPRC
Black-Scholes model Stock BLKSHCLPRC BLKSHPTPRC
Garman-Kohlhagen model Currency GARKHCLPRC GARKHPTPRC
Margrabe model Exchange MARGRCLPRC MARGRPTPRC
  • BLACKCLPRC: calculates the call price for European options on futures, based on the Black model.
  • BLACKPTPRC: calculates the put price for European options on futures, based on the Black model.
  • BLKSHCLPRT: calculates the call price for European options, based on the Black-Scholes model.
  • BLKSHPTPRT: calculates the put price for European options, based on the Black-Scholes model.
  • GARKHCLPRC: calculates the call price for European options on currencies, based on the Garman-Kohlhagen model.
  • GARKHPTPRC: calculates the put price for European options on currencies, based on the Garman-Kohlhagen model.
  • MARGRCLPRC: calculates the call price for European options on exchange assets, based on the Margrabe model.
  • MARGRPTPRC: calculates the put price for European options on exchange assets, based on the Margrabe model.

For more,see SAS9.2 online help,Functions and CALL Routines by Category: Financial
http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/59540/HTML/default/a000245860.htm

Note: A good web site for options pricing with different models, http://www.montegodata.co.uk/

1月 022009
 
I've lost track of what day it is. There have been so many Saturdays in a row that I'm not quite sure what day today is. I do know that 2009 has begun. With your help, we'll do some great things this year on support.sas.com and with SAS software and services. Keep watching this space for information and for opportunities to share your thoughts. (Don't forget that the SASware Ballot closes Jan. 9.)

Fun question: What do you do for good luck on New Year's day. I'm southern, so technically I should eat blackeyed peas and collards. I have never managed to eat collards and haven't eaten blackeyed peas since my grandmother stopped forcing them on us for health and good fortune. I choose to follow my Irish roots and start the new year with corned beef and cabbage.

I hope that your first day of 2009 includes fun with family, friends, football and parades. Welcome 2009!

Happy New Year

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1月 012009
 
新年快乐 ( Xin Nian Kuai Le),

Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr,
Bonne Année,
Nav varsh ki shubh kamnayey,
Felice Anno Nuovo,
Feliz Año Nuevo,
Feliz Ano Novo,
明けましておめでとうございます (Akemashite Omedetô),
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar,
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku,
Καλή Χρονιά (Kalí Chroniá),
Seh Heh Bok Mani Bat Uh Seyo,
חג חנוכה שמח (Hag Hanukkah Sameah),
Cчастливого Нового Года,

Happy New Year,

12月 292008
 
Welcome to the last Monday of 2008!

Are you sitting at your desk trying to shake off the glow of holiday celebrations? Do you need a little help clearing the cobwebs and getting back to work? I have compiled a short reading list of quick reads that can help you get excited about being back at work. OK, maybe not excited, but it may help you refocus on work and run through the last few work days of the year. My list follows. Did I forget anything?


(Updated 1/6/09) Additions to the reading list:




Links: Risk Intelligence Vendors Review: 2008

 Celnet, FinTech100, Industry Review, Risk, Risk Intelligence, Risk Vendors, RiskTech100  Links: Risk Intelligence Vendors Review: 2008已关闭评论
12月 252008
 
You can get the big picture viewing different sources(REMEMBER: A vendor’s research methodology is as important as its rating):

Chartis RiskTech 100 (October 2008)

FinTech100(2008)
FinTech100(2008): Top 25 Enterprise Companies
FinTech100(2008): Banking Top 10
FinTech100(2008): Capital Market Top 10
FinTech100(2008): Insurance Top 10
Celnet Credit Risk/Basel II Vendors(2008):