Clinical Context

The sassy system was developed in the context of, and from the perspective of pharmaceutical clinical programming. The examples take this perspective into account. Despite this context, there is nothing that limits use of the sassy system to the pharmaceutical industry. The functions are generalized enough that they can be used in any vertical.

Independantly Written

Note that the sassy meta-package and sub-packages were written independently, and the authors have no association with, approval of, or endorsement by SAS® Institute or RStudio®.

Not for Big Data

Also note that the sassy family of packages is intended to be used with small and medium-sized data sets. It is not recommended for big data, as big data requires very careful control over which data is or is not loaded into memory. The sassy packages, on the other hand, tend to load all data into memory indiscriminately.