June 25-26, 2012
Chicago, IL
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Matthew Flynn Instructor:
Matthew J. Flynn
Director of Claims Research
Travelers Insurance

Workshop sponsored by:


Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Chicago
Half-day: 9:00am - 12:00pm

JMP, R, and SAS:
the Beauty of Multiple Paradigms

Intended Audience: Practitioners familiar with at least one and preferably two of the three analytic programs. JMP, SAS, or R who are interested in learning ways to leverage the strengths of combining the use of multiple tools.

Knowledge Level: Hands-on experience with at least one and preferably two of the three analytic tools is sufficient background and preparation to participate in this workshop.

Workshop Description

This half-day workshop provides a hands-on experience to leverage the strengths of JMP, R and SAS. Whether your starting point is JMP, R or SAS, you will see practical examples of how these popular analysis tools work together to give you more options, making your analysis efforts more efficient and effective. With add-ins you can create and enable others in your organization to be more efficient and effective.

The instructor, an experienced SAS predictive modeler and JMP/R scripter, will lead participants with hands-on combinations of JMP, R, and SAS including:

  • A short Introduction/review of the R language
  • A review of the JMP interface and the JMP Scripting Language (JSL) focusing on R functions
  • A tour of a variety of methods to interact from JMP to R
  • Methods & functions to interact from JMP to SAS
  • A short overview of methods to interact directly from SAS to R
  • Going the opposite direction - ways to interact from R to JMP and SAS
  • Putting it all together develop JMP Add-ins to share your tool creations with
  • colleagues

Hardware: Bring Your Own Laptop
Each workshop participant is required to bring their own laptop running Windows. R, is free and readily available for download. A trial version of JMP will be made available to all registered participants prior to the workshop. Access to SAS will be available during the workshop.

Attendees receive an electronic copy of the course materials and related JMP, SAS and R code examples at the conclusion of the workshop.


Price and Registration Info:
  • Workshop starts at 9:00am
  • Break: 10:25 - 10:40am
  • End of the Workshop: 12:00pm


Matthew J. Flynn, PhD, Director of Claims Research, Travelers Insurance

Matt Flynn is Director of Claim Research at Travelers Insurance where he provides SAS statistical modeling expertise to assist business customers in maximizing the use of analytic and research results as the basis for data-driven business decision-making.

A SAS programmer and modeler for more than a dozen years, more recently he is also a very big fan of JMP & R scripting.

Prior to joining Travelers, Matt was a Solutions Architect for SAS Financial Services Business Unit. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University in addition to B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Wayne State University.

Active in the Property and Casualty Actuarial Society and with SAS Users groups, Matt has presented multiple times at CAS Research and SAS/NESUG conferences, most recently at the JMP Discovery Summit and A2011.

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