My computer has been struggling with some of the code I’ve been trying to run, it is pretty old and doesn’t have enough memory for large datasets in R. So rather than buy a better laptop I’ve set up an Amazon Web Service account and using this guide set up a computer so I don’t have to use mine. I’m only using the free one for now but if I want to have a go at processing something larger this will allow me to pay a small fee to use a more powerful machine for a short period of time.
One of the most frequent tasks I do is summarising data using either proc sql or proc means with code like this:
proc means data=inputdata nway missing noprint; class var1 var2; var var3 var4; output out=outputdata (drop = _type_ _freq_) sum=; run;
Given that I use it in SAS a lot I’m going to assume that I’ll use it in R a lot so it seems like the next sensible thing to learn.