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Health Statistics: SAS Statistical Software

Statistical information relating to health and disease.

SAS Software

Best known as a statistical analysis system, SAS is a powerful software system that includes a programming language, many statistical features, hundreds of built-in functions, macro capability, reporting functions, and graphics.

SAS University Edition provides you with the most recent releases of SAS Studio, Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML and SAS/ACCESS. This software is best for teaching and learning SAS skills and analyzing data using SAS foundational technologies.

SAS On Demand for Academics is an online professor centric software tool for teaching statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting.

Teradata University Network delivers cloud-based access to SAS Visual Analytics software and related course materials, making it easy to incorporate data visualization software into the classroom at no cost, and with no installation.

Access / Download SAS

SAS University Edition is freely available software. 

Click here to access the official USC SAS page and learn more about how to access and get support for SAS at USC, or continue on to the links below.

Click here for software requirements and to download SAS University Edition.

Or use SAS software that is already installed on USC campus computers.

Please note: there is no version of SAS written for the Macintosh operating system.

Installation Support

Having trouble installing SAS?  SAS offers multiple options to assist you.

SAS Technical Support:

  • support.sas.com
  • 1-800-727-0025 (Option 2)
  • Chat with SAS support link located at top right of page.

Still having installation issues?  Please contact USC IT support.

Free SAS Seminar - April 7, 2016

On April 7th, 2016 from 1:30-3:45pm the USC SAS iHUG will be hosting a FREE SAS seminar open to all USC students, staff, and faculty. 


1) Introduction to SQL.
Investigate the capability of SQL processing within SAS as you are introduced to basic concepts. Find out how to create columns, subset data and perform simple joins. SAS Speaker: Kevin Bickford

2) ODS Graphics
New graphics templates are part of ODS Statistical Graphics. This session introduces the Graph Template Language (GTL) and a new graphical interface to create graphics templates, the ODS Graphics Designer. SAS Speaker: Shannon Moore

Event Details:
Cost and Registration: FREE! Click here to register
It is essential to register for the session since space is limited. We also have a limited amount of SAS giveaways!

USC Health Sciences Campus
Aresty Auditorium, Norris Research Tower (NRT), Lower Ground (LG)
1450 Biggy Street
Los Angeles California, 90033

Nearest Parking Lot: Biggy Street Structure. Please check that you have valid permits.
Alternatively, information about USC Shuttle service can be found at: Shuttle Transport

Note: A Webex option will be available. Log-in details to come.

Contact for questions: mkoc@usc.edu 

SAS Tutorials

Need help using SAS?

USC paid resource: click here to request access code

Free courses:

  • SAS Programming 1: Essentials
    • This course is for users who want to learn how to write SAS programs.
  • Statistics 1
    • This course focuses on statistical analyses; t-tests, ANOVA, linear regression, and logistic regression.
  • Video Tutorials
    • Getting Started, Accessing Data, Managing Data, Creating Graphs, Statistical Analyses
  • Short Videos
    • Short videos from expert SAS instructors covering specific tasks.

SAS Communities

SAS users have formed many community groups that can also offer assistance:

Other Resources

The links below provide access to free SAS learning resources from other academic institutions.