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Introduction

Information Technology provides SAS software for all current UW faculty, staff and students.  The options available depend on the purpose that SAS will be used for. 

SAS for Research or Teaching Purposes

There are several resources on this page for SAS software. Please read the descriptions to determine which option is right for you, your research, or your class.

Free University Edition

The University Edition software offering, despite the name, is available for use by any learner anywhere in the world for non-commercial use. It can be used for academic research and teaching purposes. It is not for use for administrative purposes. University Edition runs within a virtual machine, therefore it will run on PCs, Macs and Linux operating systems.

This option does not require an internet connection. SAS University Edition is downloaded and installed on your computer.

University Edition has the new SAS Studio interface which allows users to write code or utilize a set of guided tasks which will write the code for you for a pre-determined set of analyses. There are free video tutorials and teaching materials to introduce you to this interface.

These e-learning courses work in conjunction with SAS University Edition.

There are four SAS products under University Edition; BASE SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML and Access to PC Files. All of these are full versions of the products and are not limited or “student” versions. The size of the data you can analyze depends on the storage and memory of the machine on which it runs since it is running locally.

If you want to do any time series analysis, forecasting, integrating with R, operations research, or decision sciences, University Edition is not the right solution for you.

Free SAS OnDemand for Academics

SAS provides access to this free product for non-commercial learning activities. OnDemand is not available for administrative use.

SAS Studio – which is available through SAS OnDemand for Academics – is cloud based access to SAS. As this is cloud access and not downloadable, learners have access to four additional pieces of SAS software with this offering. SAS/ETS(econometric time series), SAS/OR (operations research), SAS/QC (quality control),SAS/Graph (more configurable graphing options) and the high performance procedures are available through this offering. The same tutorials and free e-learning are available as well.

SAS OnDemand requires internet connectivity since it is a cloud solution.

There is a 5 GB file size limitation. The data is stored in the cloud. If your research or grant restricts your data to be stored locally on UW resources, SAS OnDemand is not the right solution for you. The cloud servers are Unix, and data naming is case sensitive.

Also available through SAS OnDemand for Academics is access to SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Forecast Server and SAS Enterprise Guide. These are available for academic teaching or for student research. This requires a professor to set up a course space and invite students to register for access.

Professors will receive an email one day after registering a course space for Enterprise Miner using SAS OnDemand for Academics with an additional two free e-learning courses.

The two e-learning courses specific to SAS Enterprise Miner are Applied Analytics using SAS Enterprise Miner and Rapid Predicative Modeling for the Business Analyst. The email provided to the professor will contain the unique access codes required for the Enterprise Miner e-Learning.

Enterprise Guide will require you to download a thin client, which can only be run on the Windows operating system (whether it is on a PC or Mac). Forecast Server and Enterprise Miner do not require a download; however they do require it run on a computer that runs JRE (Java Runtime Environment).

Here is the link to the support site that has the new registration instructions:http://support.sas.com/ondemand/steps.html

 

SAS Education Analytics Suite

Information Technology provides SAS free of charge to UW departments. Individuals can install the software either from the UW network or by checking out the CD from the Information Technology Center. To install SAS from the UW network, request access through the IT Software Request form, and an email containing installation instructions will be sent once access is granted. To check out a CD from the Information Technology Front Desk, stop by during normal business hours. Call the Front Desk at 766-3686 for information on checking out the software and to verify that a copy is available.

A benefit of EAS is free E-Learning Courses for Instructors and Students. Follow the instructions that are provided on the web page. You will need UW’s access code.

The SAS Education Analytical Suite includes:

Base SAS
SAS Bridge for ESRI
SAS Enterprise Guide
SAS Integration Technologies
SAS/AF
SAS/ASSIST
SAS/CONNECT
SAS/EIS
SAS/ETS
SAS/FSP
SAS/GRAPH
SAS/IML
SAS/OR
SAS/QC
SAS/SHARE
SAS/STAT
SAS Enterprise Guide
SAS/GIS

*All Standard SAS/ACCESS Engines, including the products:

SAS/ACCESS Interface to Aster
SAS/ACCESS Interface to DB2
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Greenplum
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop
SAS/ACCESS Interface to MySQL
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Netezza
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC
SAS/ACCESS Interface to OLE DB
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL
SAS/ACCESS Interface to SAP HANA
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase IQ
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Vertica

Teaching Materials

Professors and PhD students have free access to the materials that SAS uses to teach their public training courses; including PowerPoint Slides, instructor notes and data sets. More information and a list of the available materials are located here.

SAS Visual Analytics Visual Statistics

SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics software are available for teaching at no cost, through a partnership with Teradata University Network (TUN). Professors and students must register with TUN but access is free. On the SAS pages on TUN, there are user guides, a scripted demo and some sample exercises. At the present time, you are unable to load your own data but there are 12 data sets available for you to use.

There are also sets of teaching materials available at no cost as well.

The Visual Analytics courses are:

Professor Workshops and Training

Each year SAS offers numerous professional development opportunities exclusively for university professors. These offerings are invitation only. The workshops are offered at no charge and include materials, training, breakfast and lunch. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. A list of the workshops can be seen here.

 

SAS for Administrative Purposes

SAS Education Analytics Suite

Information Technology provides SAS for $450 per customer per year to UW departments for administrative use. Individuals can install the software either from the UW network or by checking out the CD from the Information Technology Center.

The SAS Education Analytical Suite includes:

Base SAS
SAS Bridge for ESRI
SAS Enterprise Guide
SAS Integration Technologies
SAS/AF
SAS/ASSIST
SAS/CONNECT
SAS/EIS
SAS/ETS
SAS/FSP
SAS/GRAPH
SAS/IML
SAS/OR
SAS/QC
SAS/SHARE
SAS/STAT
SAS Enterprise Guide
SAS/GIS

*All Standard SAS/ACCESS Engines, including the products:

SAS/ACCESS Interface to Aster
SAS/ACCESS Interface to DB2
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Greenplum
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop
SAS/ACCESS Interface to MySQL
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Netezza
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC
SAS/ACCESS Interface to OLE DB
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL
SAS/ACCESS Interface to SAP HANA
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase IQ
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Vertica

Available to

This is available for faculty, staff, and students.

Procedure

To request SAS Education Analytics Suite, click "Request Software" and fill out the form with accurate information. Granting access to this software is a manual process, so it will not happen instantly and will only be processed during business hours.

Install SAS Free University Edition here.

Install Free SAS OnDemand for Academics here.

Request and pay for SAS for Administrative Purposes here.  To view product availability and pricing, and to place an order , click the order button and then go to SAS under Categories.  Select the the products you want to purchase, view the cart, this is where you can change the licensed username if you are ordering on behalf of another, and click the the Pay Now button during the check-out process. Once your order has been placed, there will be a printable page with the details of your order. 

An email containing installation instructions will be sent once access is granted. To check out a CD from the Information Technology Front Desk, stop by during normal business hours. Call the Front Desk at 766-3686 for information on checking out the software and to verify that a copy is available.

Cost

SAS is a free software for academic research purposes. SAS for administration costs $450 per customer per year to UW departments for administrative use.