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A SaTScan Macro Accessory for Cartography (SMAC) package implemented with SAS software
International Journal of Health Geographics
  • Allyson M. Abrams
  • Ken P Kleinman
Publication Date
2007
Abstract
BACKGROUND: SaTScan is a software program written to implement the scan statistic; it can be used to find clusters in space and/or time. It must often be run multiple times per day when doing disease surveillance. Running SaTScan frequently via its graphical user interface can be cumbersome, and the output can be difficult to visualize. RESULTS: The SaTScan Macro Accessory for Cartography (SMAC) package consists of four SAS macros and was designed as an easier way to run SaTScan multiple times and add graphical output. The package contains individual macros which allow the user to make the necessary input files for SaTScan, run SaTScan, and create graphical output all from within SAS software. The macros can also be combined to do this all in one step. CONCLUSION: The SMAC package can make SaTScan easier to use and can make the output more informative.
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DOI
10.1186/1476-072X-6-6
License
UMass Amherst Open Access Policy
Citation Information
Allyson M. Abrams and Ken P Kleinman. "A SaTScan Macro Accessory for Cartography (SMAC) package implemented with SAS software" International Journal of Health Geographics Vol. 6 Iss. 6 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth-kleinman/20/