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Here's everything you need to succeed with SAS University Edition

by Community Manager ‎10-20-2015 04:29 PM - edited ‎12-07-2015 05:49 PM (2,384 Views)

Our wildly popular free software for learning SAS comes with tons of excellent resources to get you on the road to a recession-proof skill set. Use the links below to learn everything from how to install University Edition to where you’ll find free data sources for learning.


What book will get me up to speed with University Edition?

Get Ron Cody’s title, “An Introduction to SAS University Edition.” The first book about University Edition acquaints you with its point-and-click environment in SAS Studio and help you increase your comfort level with programming in SAS.


How do I install University Edition?

This brief article is one-stop shopping for getting started with University Edition. You’ll find a link to system requirements, learn how to download University Edition and much more.


What PROCS are and are not available in University Edition? And what are the University Edition's limitations?

Most of your questions will be answered in this University Edition FAQ. In the overview, capabilities and key features sections of this University Edition fact sheet, you'll find lots of helpful details, including which PROCS are available.


I’m a visual learner. Where are the video instructions?

In this 9-minute SAS University Edition Tutorial, you get started with programming in SAS Studio. You’ll learn how to view a data table, write and submit SAS code, view the log and results, and use interactive features to quickly generate graphs and statistical analyses.


In this 34-minute SAS Talks Webinar, you'll learn how to use SAS Studio to write a SAS program, save your results and correct a programming error. You'll also learn to use the Libraries section to save time and even have SAS Studio write a program for you - all via your web browser.


These additional free tutorials are for professors, students or anyone who wants to learn SAS. You'll learn to use a number of features in SAS Studio, such as how to create a SAS table from an Excel-generated CSV file. There are also videos to get you up to speed on SAS OnDemand for Adacemics.


What’s up with these error messages?

This brief article addresses error messages users sometimes encounter as they get started with University Edition. You’ll learn what to do when see the following:


  • Unable to connect to  http://localhost:10080 or
  • The launch of the server process failed with an unknown status code.
  • VT-x or AMD-v is not available
  • This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.
  • NOTE: Library [name of library] does not exist.
  • ERROR: Physical file does not exist, /opt/sasinside/SASConfig/Lev1/SASApp/C:\SASUniversityEdition\myfolders\Cheatsheet.xlsx.
  • ERROR: The path /users/xxyyzz/Downloads/Cheatsheet.xlsx is invalid because it is not in the list of accessible paths when SAS is in the lockdown state.
  • http://::1

Where can I find free data to practice with?

We know you need data, so we aim to make the Analytics U Community one-stop shopping for free data sources. Everything we have is in the SAS Communities Library, tagged "Data for learning."

by Super Contributor
on ‎10-20-2015 09:22 PM

As always you did an amazing job with this :-)  Great resources for new and experienced users alike!!  I can't recommend the links you've provided highly enough.  Ron Cody's book is fantastic, and I suggest anyone getting started with SAS or SAS University Edition get this book.

by Community Manager
on ‎10-21-2015 10:07 AM

I appreciate the comments, @DarthPathos! Hope all's well Up Nawth. :-)

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