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RE: st: can SAS do survey analysis?


From   "Jiang, Tao" <TJiang@air.org>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: can SAS do survey analysis?
Date   Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:33:16 -0500

SAS version 8 can run limited survey stuff, like regression.  But not much
more.



-----Original Message-----
From: Laurel A Copeland [mailto:lacop@umich.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:36 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: can SAS do survey analysis?


No, not unless you shell out for SUDAAN ("SUDAAN uses a SAS-like language").
And as my plumber always says, "that'll cost ya extra."

At 11:30 AM 11/27/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Hello, everyone,
>
>Can SAS do the survey analysis? Our department only has SAS for
>statistical analysis, but we still have some survey projects waiting to
>be analyzed. My boss think we don't need to install two statistical
>software in our computer. So, if SAS can do survey analysis, how
>powerful is it comparing to Stata? I use Stata for survey analysis
>before but don't know how to do it using SAS? Can you give any
>suggestion?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Jingnan
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard
>Herrell
>Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 10:49 AM
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: RE: st: RE: STATA Vs. SAS
>
>Stata has done a great job of adding survey analysis routines.  They're
>much easier to use than SUDAAN's.  I think SUDAAN can handle more
>complex
>designs than Stata can, but unless you need them there's no reason to
>give up that second leg (down to one limb now) for SUDAAN and SAS to do
>survey analysis.
>
>=============================================
>Richard Herrell, Ph.D.
>Section on Developmental Genetic Epidemiology
>Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
>National Institute of Mental Health
>National Institutes of Health
>15K North Drive, Rm. 208 (MSC 2670)
>Bethesda, MD 20892-2670
>Office:  301/496-3459
>Fax:     301/402-6100
>email:   richard.herrell@nih.gov
>
>
>
>On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Shinogle, Judy wrote:
>
> > What about STATA vs. SUDDAN? I am using more complex surveys and need
> > to use the survey commands.  Esp survival analysis.
> >
> > Judith A. Shinogle, Ph.D., MSc.
> > Assistant Professor
> > University of South Carolina
> > Dept. of Health Administration,
> > Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health
> > Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Health Outcomes Sciences, College of
>Pharmacy
> > Columbia, SC 29208
> > phone (803) 777-5727
> > shinogle@cop.sc.edu
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Richard Herrell [mailto:rherre2@uic.edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:30 AM
> > To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> > Subject: Re: st: RE: STATA Vs. SAS
> >
> >
> >
> > I find Stata and SAS have different strengths.  Stata has been
> > outstripping SAS in the development of many statistical procedures.
>In
> > particular, it did a great job of creating a suite of procedures for
> > standard epidemiology procedures.  On the other hand, I continue to
>find
> > Stata frustrating for data management and prefer SAS's data step
> > capabilities.
> >
> > =============================================
> > Richard Herrell, Ph.D.
> > Section on Developmental Genetic Epidemiology
> > Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
> > National Institute of Mental Health
> > National Institutes of Health
> > 15K North Drive, Rm. 208 (MSC 2670)
> > Bethesda, MD 20892-2670
> > Office:  301/496-3459
> > Fax:     301/402-6100
> > email:   richard.herrell@nih.gov
> >
> >
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