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Why sas is considered over r and phyton??

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Its not, SAS is a validated piece of software, accepted by autorities as such, plus there is a large user base.  R is open source software with lots of user made packages.  Python is a different programming language altogether.  When writing a question try to be specific, what do you want to do, what software best fist your scenario etc.  One thing is not better than another, only different.

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Apples (R), mixed pickles (Python), and a full-grown grocery store (SAS). Not even apples and oranges here.

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40+ years of development may have some impact...

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Dedicated support, a strong user base, verified modules rather than packages from random people off the street, and it can handle big data without having to change your algorithms or processes (90% of the time). 

 

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