07-12-2011 01:38 PM
May be it sounds strange to ask here, but
Does SAS have any software to download so i can train my SAS skill (BASE/Macro). Any express edition or something for developers.
I couldn't find it on main site.
07-12-2011 02:03 PM
They used to have a learning edition, but no longer offer it. You might be able to find a used copy somewhere.
Other than that, they now offer an on demand type, but just for academia I think.
There is a competor product, known as WPS, that might serve the purpose you are looking for, but it is more expensive than what the learning edition used to cost.
07-12-2011 02:16 PM
So next question to SAS staff.
I'm currently looking for job. And one option is to work as SAS developer. And i want to practice.
And SAS can't give me what i want.
Another option is to work as Oracle developer, because i am Oracle skilled too. In this case i can practice, because they have express, and i can go to interview pretty sure that i'm well practiced.
According to wikipedia SAS is pretty large company with 11k employees and "SAS Institute is one of the largest privately-held corporations in North Carolina and in the software business.". And didn't that company ever thought that it can lose it's developers because of such simple thing.
I'm from country where SAS have a lot of space to expand, because there is still some empty space in the market. Sad
07-15-2011 03:46 AM
SAS is business software , not like JAVA Eclipse.....
But I think you can find it at somewhere .Especial whether you can get a copy from some University.
I have see a URL of some school about SAS download.
And Google is the best way to find a sas download ,I think. Try to Google it .Good Luck.
07-18-2011 02:46 PM
DB softwares usually have a lite or free version, but not all enterprise software does. Last time I checked Cognos doesn't either.
If you're interested in learning SAS you could check WPS (google it) but I've never tried them so have no actual experience to how close it is to the real thing.
07-15-2011 11:50 AM
DAP seems like it may be compatible with basic SAS code
I never tried DAP, but I often use Base SAS, Enterprise Guide, and R.