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Best Opportunity Ever For SAS Learning: Free Software, Free Online Courses

SAS Institute now offers free SAS software for non-commercial uses which contains everything you need to play with SAS programming:

Base (including ODS Graphics)
SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files (to deal with Excel and such)
SAS Studio (which is your new online  SAS editor)

Note the SAS/Graph is not available but I think the newer and much fancier ODS Graphics will fill the gap.

The software, SAS University Edition:


A nice walk-in of the software by Robert Allison:


Besides the free software, SAS also opens two free online courses which are valid for one year period:

_SAS Programming 1: Essentials_

Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression

I followed these two courses many years ago and I still keep their course notes. The SAS Programming I course will give new learners good foundation of SAS skills and help to pass the SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 Credential examination.