Previously, we wrote about how you can become a SAS Programmer with little or no programming background.
Today, I want to share a new link where you can download SAS Studio for free and practice. I have to give a thank to Andrew from statskom for the tip. Visit his blog for more SAS tips.
Here is a quick step on what you need in order to use the SAS University version for free provided by SAS:
1- Create a SAS profile and select the environment based on your operating system in order to download the SAS® University Edition. I chose Oracle VirtualBox. The options available are: Oracle VirtualBox in Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating environments.
2- You will receive an email where you can you download your SAS edition as per your selected environment on step 1. Click the link. It could take up to an hour for the entire program to download.
3-Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads to install the OracleVirtualBox.
4-Add the SAS University Edition vApp downloaded on step 2 to VirtualBox step 3.
5-Create a folder for your data and results.
6- Start the SAS University Edition vApp
7-Open the SAS University Edition by opening your web browser and typing http://localhost:10080. From the the SAS University Edition: Information Center, click Start SAS Studio.
There you have it! You have now access to SAS and can start practicing your new programming language.
For more information about the SAS University Edition, see the FAQs and videos at http://support.sas.com/software/products/university-edition/index.html.
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