sas enterprise guide and base sas software

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sas enterprise guide and base sas software

what are the differances among the s/w
1.sas enterprise guide
2.base sas

each has several versions. how could one distinguish among these.
being an individual which package i can go for to but and do my practice. am having my os vista version of windows. could any body suggest me what version of sas i can install to it.

can any body explain me. am new to this form. but finding interesting to watch posts and clear sevel of my queries. thanks to all.
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Re: sas enterprise guide and base sas software

opp, the moment i posted my thread i got few ans for it. as i suppose,
base sas s/w- a programming language for data access, transforamation and reporting.

enterprise guide- powerful client appln for business analysts and programmers

sas learning edition- it goees good for the beginners preparing sas individually for certification exams.

but i left with one more puzzle is, does all these different packages provide flixibility for all os. and if being an individual i wanted to purchase the s/w which will be suitable.
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Re: sas enterprise guide and base sas software

its nice. i appreciate. i understood too. thanks doc@duke.
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Re: sas enterprise guide and base sas software

This is probably a better question for the Enterprise Guide forum.

EG is a client of SAS. It will not run without SAS also running somewhere to do the analyses. EG uses more than just the SAS Foundation to get it's work done (particularly useful are SAS/Stat and SAS/Graph), though it will run with just the SAS Foundation available.

SAS 9.1.3 SP 4 and above will run with Vista. EG 4.1 has just been released with a Vista-aware install package (The older EG 4.1 will run under Vista, but the installation is a bit of a pain.).

As far as other OS installations, look in the SAS product installation documentation on support.sas.com. It specifies which versions of which OS have been tested for installation. You can sometimes install on other version of the same 'family' (e.g. many people run SAS 9.1.3 on XP Home, even though XP Pro is the supported OS, but there are no guarantees).
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