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OP: November 01, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
Anyone here use SAS to analyze their LC portfolio?  I'm teaching myself how to code SAS by using LC data and am trying to get some ideas on what to do with it.
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#1: November 01, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
It's not too late to switch to Stata. ;)

SAS is powerful, too, but I like the programming and data management capabilities of Stata better.
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#2: November 01, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
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#3: November 01, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
Are you asking me to do your DD for you, or just for my opinions on stats software?
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#4: November 01, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
Unless some posts mysteriously disappeared, he didn't seem to ask for opinions on other stats software either.  If we are getting technical about who asked what.
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#5: November 01, 2014, 11:00:00 PM
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#6: November 03, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
If you are into free statistical software, you can check out the "Open Source" packages in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_statistical_packages

I have used R and gretl (Gnu Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library) in the past, no issues.
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#7: November 03, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
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#8: November 03, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
Its been many years since I used SAS and I hated it. I use SPSS, but I think it is quite expensive now after IBM bought the product. If you have a child in high school or college get them to buy you a student version. These are quite reasonable. There is a free knockoff PSPP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSPP) but I have never used it. If you try it let me know how you make out.
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#9: November 11, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
I second Fred. I use R for all my analysis. Unless someone else, like employer, is paying for me to use SAS, I don't see any reason to learn/buy/use SAS. The R packages and community is terrific to get most analysis done.

from: Fred on November 03, 2014, 12:26:14 PM
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#10: November 11, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
Appreciate it Anil!  I'll take a look at R as well, because that keeps coming up. 
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#11: November 11, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
It's true. R has come miles from its origins. If you have done some programming it will serve you well there.
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#12: November 11, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
I've had experience with programming but that was a decade ago, so I'm still very new.  Some of the jobs I've been looking at lately are asking about experience in these various programs, so I'm trying to find one to learn.  I'm fairly confident I could learn this stuff if I did it every day for work, but just need a basic knowledge to make the employers realize this.   I've built a basic SAS analysis for my LC dataset and the entire LC dataset.  One of the queries identifies my FICO dropping notes, which has saved me a ton of time.  Now it takes a few seconds to generate a list and sell them.
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#13: November 15, 2014, 12:00:00 AM
Someone willingly uses SAS?  :o
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