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What's New in SAS® 9.3 by SAS Institute

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What’s New in SAS/IML 9.3

Overview

SAS/IML 9.3 includes two new features that are related to calling other languages from within the IML procedure:

  • calling SAS procedures and DATA steps from PROC IML
  • calling functions in the R statistical programming language from PROC IML

In addition, SAS/IML 9.3 provides several new functions and subroutines.

Calling SAS Procedures from PROC IML

SAS/IML 9.3 supports the SUBMIT and ENDSUBMIT statements. These statements delimit a block of statements that are sent to another language for processing.

The SUBMIT and ENDSUBMIT statements enable you to call SAS procedures and DATA steps without leaving the IML procedure. This feature has been very popular in SAS/IML Studio since it was introduced in 2002. ...

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