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SAS 9.4 for Teaching and Research

SAS 9.4 TS1M4 for Windows

(To obtain SAS for Administrative Use with Banner or other data, please visit SAS Admin Use.)

A personal copy of SAS 9.4 for Windows workstations for VCU Teaching and Research Use is available to current VCU students, faculty, and staff, as described below.

Supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:

SAS 9.4 is supported for the following versions of Windows (both 64-bit and 32-bit):

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 Basic (only for SAS Education Analytical Suite products)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (only for SAS Education Analytical Suite products)

SAS 9.4 is NOT supported under Windows Vista or Windows XP.

System requirements.

To obtain a personal copy of SAS 9.4 for Windows:

  • Licenses for Teaching & Research Use are available at no cost to current VCU students, faculty, staff, and departments.
  • Installation files are distributed on a 16GB flash drive:
    • Cost $20 per 16GB flash drive
    • Purchase at the RamTech computer store, located at 930 W. Grace Street.
    • Current 9.4 version sold (on or after January 12, 2017):  SAS 9.4 TS1M4, Rev. 940_16w48
    • For departmental purchases:
      • Must be paid via budget code.
      • No tax is charged for departmental purchases.
    • One SAS flash drive may be used for multiple SAS 9.4 installs, as long as:

Installation of SAS 9.4 for Windows:

Select the link below for instructions on installing or upgrading to SAS 9.4 TS1M4 (Rev. 940_16w48), which is the version available at VCU RamTech on or after January 12, 2017.

These are instructions for a new installation of SAS 9.4.  They will install the following products:

  • Base SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1, and the other products in the SAS Education Analytic Suite
  • SAS Enterprise Miner 14.1
  • SAS Text Miner 14.1
  • SAS Studio 3.5

SAS 9.4 TS1M3 for Linux (only for 64-bit systems)

A personal copy of SAS 9.4 for Linux workstations for VCU Teaching and Research use is available to current VCU faculty, staff and students.

Supported Linux Distributions (64-bit only):

To obtain a personal copy of SAS 9.4 for Linux:

Licenses for Teaching & Research Use are available at no cost to current VCU students, faculty, staff, and departments.

  • Installation files are distributed on a 32GB flash drive:
    • Cost $20 per 16GB flash drive
    • Purchase at the RamTech computer store, located at 930 W. Grace Street.
    • Current 9.4 version sold (as of August 24, 2015):  SAS 9.4 TS1M3, Rev. 940_15w29
    • For departmental purchases:
      • Must be paid via budget code.
      • No tax is charged for departmental purchases.
    • One SAS flash drive may be used for multiple SAS 9.4 installs, as long as:

Installation of SAS 9.4 for Linux:

Select the link below for instructions on installing SAS 9.4 TS1M3 (Rev. 940_15w29), which is the version available at VCU RamTech as of August 24, 2015.

Base SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1, and the other products in the SAS Education Analytical Suite will be installed.

Additional installation information.

SAS for Macintosh

SAS, per se, is not available for the Macintosh, only for Windows and Linux.  However, there are some options available to allow you to use SAS on a Mac:

  • There are two "free" versions of SAS that can be used directly on the Mac:

    • SAS University Edition
    • SAS OnDemand

    These are "real" SAS and are provided by SAS, Inc., for learning and educational purposes.  They can also be used for academic research at VCU that is not being published for profit.  For more information, please see this Free SAS PDF document.

  • You can install either Windows or Linux on a Macintosh, and then install and use SAS within that Windows or Linux environment.  For information about installing Windows, please see Windows on a Mac

Available SAS 9.4 Products for Teaching & Research Use:

The SAS 9.4 products available for installation on personal Windows and Linux workstations for VCU Teaching & Research include:

Base SAS SAS/FSP
SAS/ACCESS to PC Files, ODBC, OLE DB, Oracle SAS/GRAPH
SAS/AF SAS/IML
SAS/ASSIST SAS/OR
SAS/CONNECT SAS/QC
SAS/EIS SAS/SHARE
SAS/ETS SAS/STAT
SAS/Enterprise Guide * SAS/SecureSSL
SAS/Enterprise Miner for Desktops ** SAS Text Miner **

  * Not available in Linux.

** Not available in Linux, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Basic, and Windows 8.1 Basic.

This article was updated: 08/9/2017