Software

Need SAS for your school work?

As an SPH student, you are entitled to a free copy of SAS software and license to install on your personal computer. You have a couple of options for which edition of SAS to install:

  • SAS University Edition – Complete SAS in a virtual machine that runs on Mac or Windows and is used via a web browser
  • SAS for Windows – Complete SAS that you install on your Windows PC – using this edition on a Mac requires installing Windows 10 in a virtual machine

SAS University Edition is the preferred option in most cases, it is easy to install and works very well on Windows and Mac laptops.  See information from SAS for instructions on downloading and installing SAS University Edition.  You can find lots of additional information on the SAS website about the SAS University Edition.

If you prefer to use SAS for Windows you can send an email to dotech@umn.edu to request access to download the SAS installer from a folder on the network.

  • After you receive notification about being granted access to the SAS folder on the network, please view instructions for connecting to the SAS folder(PDF). Download the installation files and install on your Windows laptop.
  • Mac users, SAS for Windows doesn’t run natively on Mac. You’ll need to use Oracle VirtualBox and install Windows 10 in a virtual machine on your Mac, and then install SAS on the virtual machine. This can be a challenge and will require quite a lot of space on your hard drive. Be sure you really need SAS for Windows instead of the University Edition, which is much easier to get set up.

Installing the printer drive on PC laptops:

  • Download the Windows installer.
  • Open and run the installer.
  • Once you see the line “install finished successfully,” click Finish.
  • Go to the SPHere and print a test page.

Installing the printer drive on Mac laptops:

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