East Carolina University
Department of Psychology
Students and Faculty can get SAS free of charge through a grant from SAS. According to our contract, SAS requires that each individual who installs SAS on his or her machine fill out a consent form and a short questionnaire about usage The grant we have gives them the right to use SAS as long as they are associated with the university (during the grant period, of course). The software can also be renewed (but not downloaded) without ever setting foot in the Walk-In IT Help Desk (Formerly the Technology Resource Center) in Austin 103. In April of 2012 I installed SAS 9.3 on my 64 bit PC. As luck would have it, there were compatibility issues between 64 bit SAS and the 32 bit version of Office that ECU sold me. Even if you have a 64 bit processor and operating system, you may need to install 32 bit SAS to avoid such problems.
See my notes on getting authorized to check-out the installation DVDs.
The installation directions in the installation pdf from the download server are good, but you might want to read the notes I took during my installation.
If you have a Mac you will either need to connect remotely to a PC in our Virtual Computing Lab or use software that allows your Mac to emulate a PC. Here is what Gloria Schwarz told me about such software in August of 2008:
There are two programs VM ($79.00) and Parallel ($89.00) that work on MACS to run Windows so that they can use Windows versions software on their Mac.
This was for those who need SAS for a Mac which is not available – so they would have to one or the other installed on the MAC and then ask for the Windows version and they should be good. I know SAS supports Parallel for sure but not sure on VM. I am told overall that VM is the better of the two products and it should work.
Any questions give me an call, be happy to help.
Gloria Schwartz, IT Support Specialist, email@example.com, Austin Bldg 137, 328-9129.
Faculty can download the software -- see these instructions. Students are encouraged to use SPSS in the labs on campus or, when at home, through our Virtual Computing Lab. Since IBM purchased SPSS, they have tightened up the license. See details here. Students who need to use SPSS at home (including DE students) have two options: 1.) Use our Virtual Computing Lab. 2.) Purchase the SPSS GradPack at about $90 for one year's use, about $54 for six months (as of the 17th of September, 2011).
Can also be downloaded, but not by students. Our site license does not allow Amos to be used by students. Sorry, graduate students, you will just have to learn to do your structural equation modeling with SAS Calis or something else to which you can gain access. Students can buy a one-year license for about $44.
JMP is a SAS product, and while not as full-featured as SAS and SPSS (imho), it does have a reputation of being easy to use and we have a good license for it. To download it go to our download site and fill out the online software request form. I downloaded version 9 onto my desktop computers (2 GB RAM recommended for 32 bit systems, 4 GB for 64 bit systems) but version 8 onto my old laptop (1 GB recommended).
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This page most recently revised on the 11th of August, 2012.