The SAS-L Rookie of the Year

January 12, 2009
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Well I have been told, I am on the SAS-L rookie of the year list at http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind0901b&L=sas-l#29.
With 351 posts in 2008 and 0 in 2007, you can certainly say I have been an active rocky, I mean rookie on the list.
Some the things I did were-

Share experiences with SAS language code including Automation
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Well I have been told, I am on the SAS-L rookie of the year list at http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind0901b&L=sas-l#29.

With 351 posts in 2008 and 0 in 2007, you can certainly say I have been an active rocky, I mean rookie on the list.

Some the things I did were-

  • Share experiences with SAS language code including Automation
  • Share and ask on non –SAS software areas like Google Docs, Cloud Computing ,WPS comparisons.
  • Provoke by design and mostly by accident discussion on R , SAS Software Pricing, relationship and dependence between SAS Community .Org and the SAS Institute and diversity and international issues on the list.

I believe SAS is a good software and the SAS institute has been a pioneer, and it needs to listen to feedback from its retail customers just as much it needs to make money.

  1. A more transparent way of announcing strategic intent on where they are going to concentrate research and
  2. maybe a more nuanced public  relationship stance on rival softwares , with
  3. a readiness to once again experiment if not embrace open source contributions (particularly by using some interface to R code, as well as R datasets) could lead to great stuff from SAS Institute again.

p.s. I Don’t expect to win though. I am bad at elections.