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SAS University Edition

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Synopsis

SAS University Edition is a free version of select SAS products for teaching and learning statistics and quantitative methods. SAS University Edition provides easy access to statistical software for research and other courses like economics, social sciences, computer science, business, medical, health and engineering.

Category

Free Statistical Software

Features

• An intuitive interface
• A powerful programming language
• Comprehensive, reliable tools
• A robust, yet flexible matrix programming language
• Several time series forecasting procedures
• Out-of-the-box access to PC file formats

License

Proprietary

Price

Free

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

SAS

What is best?

• An intuitive interface
• A powerful programming language
• Comprehensive, reliable tools
• A robust, yet flexible matrix programming language

What are the benefits?

• Powerful statistical software for free
• Easy to access and use
• Great user's community
• Intuitive interface
• Comprehensive and reliable tools

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Ease of use
9.5
5.1
Features & Functionality
9.6
4.5
Advanced Features
9.6
8.7
Integration
9.5
6.8
Performance
9.4
8.6
Training
8.5
Customer Support
9.4
8.6
Implementation
8.3
Renew & Recommend
4.1
Bottom Line

SAS University Edition is a free version of select SAS products for teaching and learning statistics and quantitative methods.The components include Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, SAS Studio and SAS/ACCESS.

9.5
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Under the education initiative, SAS Analytics U, launched Free SAS software for higher education called SAS University Edition. SAS University Edition is a free version of select SAS products for teaching and learning statistics and quantitative methods. SAS University Edition provides easy access to statistical software for research and other courses like economics, social sciences, computer science, business, medical, health and engineering. Once downloaded, the software can be used in a standalone PC, Mac or a Linux workstation. The package also includes e learning classes and training videos and access to the SAS Analytics U community, where you can interact with users, share ideas and access more SAS resources.

SAS v1

Free SAS software for higher education : SAS University Edition : Components

The components include Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, SAS Studio and SAS/ACCESS.

Base SAS make programming with the SAS programming language, ODS graphics and reporting procedures. Base SAS is flexible, intuitive 4GL with easy-to-learn syntax and provides data analysis including descriptive statistics, correlations, distribution analysis, table analysis.SAS Macro Facility reduces coding for common tasks to modularize work for easy reuse and maintenance and support for Structured Query Language (SQL).

SAS/ACCESS provides easy connection to data with access and integration between SAS and common third party PC file formats.

SAS v2

SAS/STAT provides a wide variety of statistical methods and techniques including Analysis of Variance, Bayesian Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Descriptive Statistics,Discriminant Analysis, Distribution Analysis, Exact Methods, Group Sequential Design and Analysis, Market Research, Missing Value Imputation, Mixed Models, Multivariate Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Power and Sample Size,Psychometric Analysis, Regression and Spatial Analysis.

SAS/IML provides the matrix programming language for more specialized analyses and data exploration including interactive matrix programming language, control statements, matrix functions, linear algebra and statistical functions, time series functions, and numerical analysis functions, extensive set of dynamic mathematical and matrix operators, linear algebraic and statistical functions, time series, numerical analysis and interactive data analysis.

SAS Studio for autocomplete for hundreds of SAS statements and procedures, as well as built-in syntax help. SAS Studio provides helpful programming tools to increase productivity with interactive feedback and prompts, pop-up syntax help ,code-generating tasks to speed development and increase efficiency and browser-based interface for basic data manipulation and basic statistical tasks to generate SAS code.

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  • Josef Toves
    April 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    For analytic skills

    What are the benefits?

    SAS University Edition is a free software providing a powerful statistical package for students and teachers. This software can be applied in a variety of academic areas such as economics, psychology and other social sciences, computer science, business, medical/health sciences, engineering.

    Company size

    Enterprise (>1001)

    User Role

    IT Support

    User Industry

    Education

    Rating
    Ease of use8.8

    Features & Functionality8.2

    It also has a great portability, as it can be accessed online via Amazon Web Services, or completely downloaded for every laptop

    Advanced Features8.7

    Integration8.2

    Performance8.6

    Training 8.5

    Customer Support8.6

    It is also a great way to get support and share information. Students today are fully aware of the importance of analytic skills that are needed for every business, and SAS academic is a great software for develop these skills, and improve analytical and critical thinking.

    Implementation8.3

    Renew & Recommend8.1

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    SAS academic has a great community of online users and developers, which makes it a great platform for interactivity and future improvements. The wide range of users of SAS all around the world means that users will be in touch with each other’s and speaking the same language, SAS.

Ease of use
Features & Functionality
Advanced Features
Integration
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Implementation
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