SAS Software

SAS is a commercial statistical software licensed yearly to NCSU. It can be installed on Windows and some Linux distributions.

https://software.ncsu.edu/campus/sas/ – The NCSU SAS Software Page.

https://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html – The SAS University Edition. (Virtual Machine running SAS through a web browser.)

https://support.sas.com/documentation/ – SAS Online Documentation.

SAS is a very large package (over 17GB for the NCSU distribution ISO) and is confusing to install for many people. You will obtain the NCSU distribution ISO following the download instructions.

The instructions below are for installing from the mounted ISO on a Windows computer:

  • Mount the ISO
  • {Right click} Setup.exe and “Run as Administrator”
  • Install SAS Software
  • Install SAS Foundation and related Software
  • Accept these options from the NCSU ISO:
    • SAS Enterprise Guide
    • SAS Enterprise Miner Workstation Configuration
    • SAS Foundation
    • SAS Integration Technologies Client
    • SAS Providers for OLE DB
    • SAS Text Miner Workstation Configuration
    • ADD SAS Universal Viewer
    • SAS/GRAPH ActiveX Control
    • SAS/IML Studio
    • ADD Standalone Formats
  • Click [NEXT] through remaining screens accepting NCSU defaults

This install process is extremely slow and may require disabling your antivirus software or rebooting the computer.

The University Edition is a Virtual Machine that you can download and run via a Virtual Machine Client like Virtual Box. It will not have Enterprise Miner nor the screens that is referred to in most documentation/screen-shots.

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