12-14-2016 10:49 AM
Want the latest and greatest? A new release of SAS went production at the end of November and is now available in the SAS University Edition along with an easier way to invoke Jupyter Notebook from within the SAS University Edition in the Info Center.
The new release is based on SAS 9.4M4, the newest release of SAS. Since this release has updates to the web server, the update experience will be different than your last one. Instead of seeing update notifications in your existing SAS University Edition or an update button, you’ll need to visit the SAS University Edition site and download a new vApp.
Two important points:
Review a summary of new features in this release at the what’s new FAQ .
Let us know if we can help!
12-14-2016 09:11 PM
Excellent. Installed on my iMac in no time. Working like a dream, and so fast!
62 data _null_; 63 do i = 1 to 1e9; 64 end; 65 run; NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time): real time 3.72 seconds cpu time 3.71 seconds 66 67 OPTIONS NONOTES NOSTIMER NOSOURCE NOSYNTAXCHECK;
12-15-2016 09:53 AM
Hi, I was using the University Edition / SAS Studio running on AWS per:
Is that now connecting to 9.4M4 ?
12-15-2016 09:55 AM
Not yet. The AWS release lags a bit as it's a different testing and production process. We are expecting to get this release out on AWS in January. I'll post a note here once it's ready. Sorry for the confusion!
12-15-2016 11:01 AM
Thanks @AmyP_sas ! M4 on AWS in January would be terrific, and means I won't annoy my family by spending too much time playing in SAS over the holidays. : )
12-15-2016 04:23 PM
12-17-2016 04:52 PM
I just installed the new SAS University Edition on my Windows 10 computer.. The installation went fine and I can run SAS. However, my mouse no longer works smoothly. It sticks at places and it is hard to highlight things. Very strange. I have tried different mouses and they all don't work fully. When I switch back to the previous SAS University edition (that is still installed) everything is fine.
Can anyone help?
12-17-2016 05:43 PM
I downloaded the new version of SAS University Edition today and am having difficulties. The new version does run, but I am having a lot of problems with the interface in Chrome. My mouse and pointer on my Lenovo computer do not work. It is very difficult to highlight anything - the mouse and pointer seem to have minds of their own.
I switched to Internet Explorer and things seem to work. Have you heard of this issue before? Note, the previous version of SAS works in Chrome with no problems.
By the way, can you point me to any papers that discuss any limitations with SAS University Edition? I recently tried to execute Proc Means on about 1,300 variables (that I have from a survey) and SAS errors on it. The error is weird because it is not highlighted in red and does not show up as an error when clicking on "errors" in the log menu. (See attached screenshot)
Thanks in advance for any thoughts on these issues,
12-17-2016 07:03 PM
Would you be willing to open a track with tech support? This needs investigating because it's the opposite of any problems we've seen. A few points:
I'm sorry I'm not helping at all, but I can't explain what you're seeing which is why I'd like to get tech support involved.
12-17-2016 07:53 PM
I'm having similar issues with Chrome on my iMac, specifically sometimes the app either doesn't respond to mouse clicks in the editor window or will highlight the code between two consecutive clicks, refuses to "un-highlight" areas and highlight areas almost at random. This makes it pretty much impossible to work in Chrome - fortunately everything is fine in Safari so I've switched to that for now.
12-17-2016 09:48 PM
Yes, I had those same issues. I have migrated to Internet Explorer. It seems to work OK there. You might want to try that.
12-17-2016 09:58 PM
Thanks for the response. I would be happy to open up a tech ticket. Can you tell me how to do that?
Regarding issues with Chrome, it looks like someone else has also posted similar issues with navigating using the mouse and, in general, highlighting text. (See post by Chris)
I don't know what is going on with the Proc Means error. I don't think it is a memory problem but I will try increasing the memory allocated to the virtual machine. I currently have it set at 16GB. As I mentioned, the error is weird because it is not highlighed in red and it does not show up in the "errors" drop-down menu.
Thanks for your response,
12-17-2016 11:43 PM
You can open a track with SAS Tech Support at http://support.sas.com/en/technical-support.html#contact-technical-support
02-23-2017 01:09 PM - last edited on 02-24-2017 09:27 AM by BeverlyBrown
An update to this release of SAS University Edition is now available. Specifics:
Unless other hot fixes or patches come up, the current plan is for another release in late spring or early summer to provide an updated license.