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SAS Visual Analytics - Custom function implementation options

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SAS Visual Analytics - Custom function implementation options

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Hi there,

I'm fairly new to SAS Visual Analytics however have extensive BI experience using MicroStrategy and other BI tools. I'm exploring SAS and other leading tools for few key use cases. Here is my scenario we have data output which is statictial model performance data and metrics we need to show are mostly of type Quantile or Histogram or even more complex statistical functions as well. I see histogram is out of box with SAS Visual Analytics which is huge plus over MicroStrategy however I do have some complex function implementation requirement. So my question is other then out of box functionalities what are my options to implement other complex functions. Like for instance MicroStrategy has R-Integration package and also custom function implementation option using C++ hence I'm looking for similar options in SAS. Pleaes feel free to some back with question you may have before making conclusive response. I'm looking forward to hear from SAS guru's / expert to impress me to use to choose SAS BI Smiley Happy Thanks in advance.

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Re: SAS Visual Analytics - Custom function implementation options

For the current release of VA, I think the only (?) options are to add columns data preparation (visual data builder), or as calculated columns in VA.

But with Viya, VA will offer more ways to integrate, initially Python, Lua, Java, and REST API's. 

I think Viya now is on a Early Adopter/free trial level.

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Re: SAS Visual Analytics - Custom function implementation options

Thank you for you response @LinusH just to reconfirm at present there is not way to implement custom function correct? How about implementing function in SAS model and using it is as statistical function? Any other way you may think of as calculated column seem pretty basic derived metric feature.

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Re: SAS Visual Analytics - Custom function implementation options

Perhaps if you describe your requirement in more detail someone might come up with a solution.
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