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CE_34T Wed, 8/12/2015, 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM S-Grand Ballroom A
Practical Finite Mixture Modeling with SAS (ADDED FEE) — Professional Development Computer Technology Workshop
Many situations call for a finite mixture model. You might want to use such a model when unobserved covariates influence the response, when multiple processes generate the data, or when the response simply has an unusual distribution. This workshop introduces finite mixture models and the SAS/STAT procedure for fitting them, PROC FMM. You will learn the basic form of the finite mixture model and how to use PROC FMM to fit zero-inflated Poisson models, hurdle models, overdispersion models for multinomial data, and other mixture models. These applications will be demonstrated through numerous examples and discussion of the motivation for different approaches. This workshop will show you how to identify situations that call for a finite mixture model, interpret the results of the analysis, and use these results to make better decisions. Familiarity with generalized linear models is helpful.
Instructor(s): Dave Kessler, SAS Institute

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