I just got a new Mac and I am trying to set up SAS on my computer. I have a license for the software through my school and they gave me the download information and everything. It worked great on my old PC. Now when I am trying to set up SAS it is telling me that it is not compatible with the MacOS platform. I am wondering if there is any way to get the application working on my new Mac. I tried SAS University Edition in the past and found it really difficult to work with so I am trying to avoid that at all costs. I spoke with someone at support who implied that I would have to access SAS through so kind of terminal but didn't give me much information beyond that. Can anyone help?
SAS UE does run on Mac OS - if you're a student use VMWare which you can get discounted and I have no issues with it. There's some minor limatations such as SAS/ETS (time series) and SAS/Graph (don't need anyways) that are missing.
Otherwise, you will need a Windows installation to run it on - you don't need to use terminal. I would still recommend getting VMWare, and creating a Windows Partition and then installing SAS that way. The issues with SAS UE, regarding file paths and such, will still exist in this installation, but the lack of modules (ETS/Graph) will not be an issue.
Indeed, it is not possible to install SAS EG on MacOS. The reason is quite technical, because there is no support on MacOS for .NET Framework-based applications (Microsoft).
However you can go for a Boot option as suggested or a Virtual Machine. I normally prefer to user and suggest a Virtual Machine because this will allow you to keep working normally on OSX while you have a window only for the Windows stuff such as EG.
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