01-16-2013 08:21 AM
I am all new to SAS, however heard a lot about it in my previous company, hence wanted to explore the potentail career opportunitites by learing SAS. For someone aspiring to be a analyst which version of SAS needed, wil it rn on W7 sony vaio laptop ? if there is a step by step doc somewhere it will be great .
Thanks in advance
01-16-2013 06:01 PM
Version needed: Since SAS is on an annual license you can maintain the latest, currently 9.3 for your operating environment. Some organizations stay with older versions though. Windows 7 pretty much means you need version 9.2.3 or later; unless your laptop has very limited memory it should be sufficient.
The on line help installed with SAS has a section in the Contents called Learning to Use SAS which is actually useful. For beginners there is also a book, The Little SAS Book, that is very helpful as well to beginners.