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Programming with SAS/IML(R) Software

  • Tuition USD $2,700 GSA  $2,176.32
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code IMLP41
  • Available Formats Classroom
This course teaches you how to use the IML procedure via the programming language. You benefit from this course if you plan to use SAS/IML for manipulating matrices, simulating data, writing custom statistical analyses, or working with R. The programs in this course require SAS/IML 12.3 or later to run.

The self-study e-learning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual lab time to practice.

Skills Gained

  • Create and manipulate matrices.
  • Move data between IML matrices and SAS data sets.
  • Simulate data.
  • Write, store, and retrieve IML modules.
  • Run SAS procedures from within IML.
  • Interface with R from within IML.

Who Can Benefit

  • SAS programmers, statisticians, econometricians, engineers, or others who want to use matrix algebra, simulate data, write custom statistical analyses, or work with R from IML


  • Before attending this course, you should:
  • Have completed the SAS® Programming 1: Essentials course or understand the material within.
  • Have completed the Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression course or understand the material within.
  • Possess an understanding of elementary matrix algebra or linear algebra concepts and operations, including matrix dimensions, matrix addition and multiplication, matrix inversion, and scalars.

Course Details

Fundamentals of IML

  • Creating and manipulating matrices.
  • Assignment statements and operators
  • accessing submatrices.

Modules, Logic, and Data

  • Transferring data between matrices and data sets.
  • Using IML modules.
  • Loops and conditional logic.

Program Development

  • Writing IML modules.
  • Storage and memory.
  • Efficiency and error handling.
  • Calling SAS procedures from IML.

Simulating Data

  • Random number generators.
  • Monte Carlo simulation.

Working with R

  • Setting up SAS and R.
  • Transferring data between SAS and R.
  • Running R analyses from IML.
  • Creating R graphics from IML.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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It was a pretty good general overview. To actually use this stuff, however, I recognize that there would need to be a further dive.

The labs and explanations really helped, the instructor made the class interesting and fun.

I was really happy with the overall experience of attending a remote course through ExitCeritfied.

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