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Statistical and Mathematical Software

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.

Introduction

SAS is an extremely comprehensive and powerful software system for data management and data analysis. It is portable across different computing environments. It provides extensive data manipulation techniques and comprehensive, sophisticated statistical algorithms. SAS consists of the Base SAS module and a number of separate add on modules.

The SAS Enterprise Guide is a user-friendly, point-and-click Windows client interface that provides quick access to the analytic power of SAS.

Access and Support

Access SAS on Campus

SAS is installed on all Library and Student IT lab computers on campus. It is may also be available in Faculty and Graduate School labs.

SAS is available to all students via myUniApps.

 

Obtain SAS Software - Staff and Students

The Free Edition

The University Edition of SAS is free to download

  • Designed for users learning SAS
  • Installation process is simpler
  • Runs in a virtual machine with somewhat limited power.
  • Uses “SAS Studio” (browser-based) as the interface
  • There are some limitations to this version of the program 

 

The Full Edition - SAS 9.4

This is the paid, licensed version. 

  • Designed more for businesses
  • Installation is a lot more involved
  • Runs directly on user’s computer – no restrictions on power
  • Uses “SAS enterprise guide” (desktop program) as the interface (differences)

USBs with the installation files are available from Student IT at the ERC and a license agreement must be submitted to IT Infrastructure Services in order to gain full access via the university's site license. Students will require assistance from Student IT at ERC to do this. Staff may submit the form via Service Now. . 

See the knowledge base article for SAS (staff access only). 

Support Documentation

For technical support and further information about SAS visit their website

See especially:

SAS online resources

SAS Enterprise Guide Demo

Library books

It is recommended that you ask your supervisor or tutor for titles they would recommend. Also, try searching the Library Catalogue for the latest additions to our collections using a keyword search to locate new titles eg.nvivo, matlab or spss. Catalogue results are automatically sorted by date. Alternatively, click on the subject headings in one of the titles listed in this guide to be directed to related material.