I am going to Las Vegas as a guest of SAS Institute for the Data Mining 2009 Conference. ( Note FCC regulations on bloggers come in effective December but my current policies are in ADVERTISE page unchanged since some months now)
With the big heavyweight of analytics, SAS Institute showcases events in both the SAS Global Forum and the Data Mining 2009
conference has a virtual who’s- who of partners there. This includes my friends at Aster Data and Shawn Rogers, Beye Network
in addition to Anne Milley, Senior Product Director. Anne is a frequent speaker for SAS Institute and has shrug off the beginning of the year NY Times spat with R /Open Source. True to their word they did go ahead and launch the SAS/IML with the interface to R – mindful of GPL as well as open source sentiments.
. While SPSS does have a data mining product there is considerable discussion on that help list today on what direction IBM will allow the data mining product to evolve.
Charlie Berger, from Oracle Data Mining , also announced at Oracle World that he is going to launch a GUI based data mining product for free ( or probably Software as a Service Model)- Thanks to Karl Rexer from Rexer Analytics for this tip.
While this is my first trip to Las Vegas ( a change from cold TN weather), I hope to read new stuff on data mining including sessions on blog and text mining and statistical usage of the same. Data Mining continues to be an enduring passion for me even though I need to get maybe a Divine Miracle for my Phd to get funded on that topic.
Also I may have some tweets at #M2009 for you and some video interviews/ photos. Ok- Watch this space.
ps _ We lost to Alabama #2 in the country by two points because 2 punts were blocked by hand which were as close as it gets.
Next week I hope to watch the South Carolina match in Orange Country.