SAS University Edition Setup

Today I set up SAS UE on VMWare Fusion. Everything went fine.

It allowed 4 GB of RAM allocation.

SAS UniversityEdition:Installation Guide for OS X


  • OS: OS X 10.8+, 64bit
  • Allows: 2 CPU
  • Recommends: Allocate max \frac{1}{2} of available RAM to VM
  • Browser: Chrome

Using VMware Fusion

  • Verified integrity of the download
  • Extracted archive to

    mkdir ~/VMWare
  • Created the UE working directory

    mkdir -p ~/git/github/sas/SASUniversityEdition/myfolders/
  • Booted up, logged in, wrote

Additional Configuration

  • Settings
    • Processors & Memory
      • Processors: 2 processor cores
      • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Other
      • Isolation
        • ☐ Enable Drag and Drop
        • ☐ Enable Copy and Paste
  • Linefeeds

BlueSky Statistics for R

[BlueSky Statistics is a] Fully featured Statistics application and development framework built on the open source R project

Basically it makes the first 80% of the stuff that you want to do with R very easy.
The very cool part is that you get the R output so it is another great way to learn R itself.


SAS (Statistical Analysis System; is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.

The World Programming System, also known as WPS, is a software product developed by a company called World Programming. WPS allows users to create, edit and run programs written in the language of SAS.

MATLAB and Octave

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language.

GNU Octave is a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a command-line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB.

R and S-PLUS

R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

R is an implementation of the S programming language combined with lexical scoping semantics inspired by Scheme.

S is a statistical programming language developed primarily by John Chambers and (in earlier versions) Rick Becker and Allan Wilks of Bell Laboratories.

S-PLUS is a commercial implementation of the S programming language sold by TIBCO Software Inc.