What is it? SAS is a software suite for statistical analysis, data management and graphics. There are three major products available: the SAS System, which is the primary tool for writing SAS programs and contains the data processing and analytics engine that is at the core of most SAS products; SAS Enterprise Guide, which provides a graphics user interface to much of the power of SAS; SAS Enterprise Miner, which is used for data mining or investigating patterns in large amounts of data to create descriptive or predictive models.
What can I use if for? Students, faculty, and staff can use SAS for university-related academic or administrative purposes. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.
Where can I run it? SAS is available at no additional charge to faculty, staff and students at all UT campuses for installation on university-owned and personally-owned Windows and Linux PCs. The download and installation instructions are on OIT’s software download page. It is also available on OIT’s Apps@UT, OIT’s Newton Linux Cluster and on the computers in the OIT public computer labs. There is no simultaneous user limit for SAS.
How can I learn it? OIT offers workshops each semester. You can schedule a one-on-one tutorial any time by calling the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. The SAS Institute support web site offers free video tutorials.
Where can I get support? OIT offers Full Support for SAS. You can request assistance by calling the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. The SAS Institute support web site also offers “support communities” where you can ask questions and it provides a comprehensive set of online manual.