To kill all birds with one software, it is integrated with R and SAS, and the brochure frankly lists all the qualities. Why am I excited for JMP 9 integration with R and with SAS- well it integrates bigger datasets manipulation (thanks to SAS) with R’s superb library of statistical packages and a great statistical GUI (JMP). This makes JMP the latest software apart from SAS/IML, Rapid Miner,Knime, Oracle Data Miner to showcase it’s R integration (without getting into the GPL compliance need for showing source code- it does not ship R- and advises you to just freely download R). I am sure Peter Dalgaard, and Frankie Harell are all overjoyed that R Base and Hmisc packages would be used by fellow statisticians and students for JMP- which after all is made in the neighborhood state of North Carolina.
Best of all a JMP 30 day trial is free- so no money lost if you download JMP 9 (and no they dont ask for your credit card number, or do they- but they do have a huuuuuuge form to register before you download. Still JMP 9 the software itself is more thoughtfully designed than the email-prospect-leads-form and the extra functionality in the free 30 day trial is worth it.
Also see “New Features in JMP 9 http://www.jmp.com/software/jmp9/pdf/new_features.pdf
which has this regarding R.
Working with R
R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. JMP now supports a set of JSL functions to access R. The JSL functions provide the following options:
• open and close a connection between JMP and R
• exchange data between JMP and R
•submit R code for execution
•display graphics produced by R
JMP and R each have their own sets of computational methods.
R has some methods that JMP does not have. Using JSL functions, you can connect to R and use these R computational methods from within JMP.
Textual output and error messages from R appear in the log window.R must be installed on the same computer as JMP.
Because JMP is supported as both a 32-bit and a 64-bit Windows application, you must install the corresponding 32-bit or 64-bit version of R.
For details, see the Scripting Guide book.
and the download trial page ( search optimized URL) –
In related news (Richest man in North Carolina also ranks nationally(charlotte.news14.com) , Jim Goodnight is now just as rich as Mark Zuckenberg, creator of Facebook-
though probably they are not creating a movie on Jim yet (imagine a movie titled “The Statistical Software” -not just the same dude feel as “The Social Network”)
See John’s latest interview :
Interview John Sall Founder JMP/SAS Institute
SAS Early Days
- New JMP Software Version Extends Analytic Options (eon.businesswire.com)
- Using JMP 9 and R together (r-bloggers.com)
- JMP 9 releasing on Oct 12 (r-bloggers.com)
- SAS Continues to Expand Analytics Options with Additional R Integration (eon.businesswire.com)
- SAS R&D Director to Be President of the American Statistical Association (eon.businesswire.com)
- Example 8.9: Contrasts (r-bloggers.com)
- New Deal in Statistical Training (r-bloggers.com)