**Update: My presentation has been moved from 9:30 am to 10:50 am. I have switched time slots with Justin Jia. I will present from 10:50 – 11:20 am.**

I will deliver a presentation entitled “Discriminant Analysis – A Machine Learning Technique for Classification in JMP and SAS” at the Toronto Area SAS Society (TASS) on Friday, June 7, 2013. Discriminant analysis is a powerful technique for predicting categorical target variables, and it can be easily implemented in JMP and SAS. I will give a gentle, intuitive, but not overly mathematical introduction to this technique that will be accessible to a wide audience of statisticians and analytics professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Come to my next presentation at the Toronto Area SAS Society on Friday, June 7, 2013!

I have previously written about the educational and networking benefits of attending SAS user group events, which are completely free to attend. Besides TASS, I have also attended the Toronto Data Mining Forum and the SAS Health User Group meetings. I encourage you to even consider presenting at these meetings; check out my previous presentation on partial least squares regression.

**You can find more information about the next meeting in this agenda, which also contains links to the registration web sites. Note that there are 2 events – one in the morning, and one in the afternoon – so be sure to register for both if you wish to attend the entire day’s events.**

Toronto Area SAS Society Meeting

**Classic TASS: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm**

**Interfaces TASS: 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm**

Friday, June 7th, 2013

SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.

280 King St. E5th Floor

Toronto, Ontario

A free breakfast is served in the morning, usually starting at 8:30 am.

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