Get trained in SAS by SAS for Free

These are a list of awesome training resources by a very credible SAS language trainer called SAS Institute.

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Books are here-

https://www.openintro.org/stat/labs.php?stat_book=os

Get the SAS software for free here-

http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html ( 2gb painful download)

This is the link for training videos

http://support.sas.com/training/tutorial/#s1=3

Now why pay Rs 30,000 or 500$ for SAS language clone or 3rd party trainers when you can get the real thing for free. Also note- they train not just in the software language but also in analytics

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Oh- How I wish    Microsoft had some more training videos for their Revolution Analytics R. I mean blogs are fine but a global audience is asking more and more skill based education from MOOCs, Open Textbooks, Open Data and Video based Series .

Additionally- I am heartened that SAS Institute has a new Ask the Expert Series as it shows their commitment to STEM education.

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Computing for Christmas

My second book – R for Cloud Computing : An Approach for Data Scientists is now ready for sale ( ebook). Softcover should be available within a month. Some of you have already booked an online review copy. It has taken me 2 years to write this book, and as always I accept all feedback on how to be a better writer.

I would like to especially thank Hannah Bracken of Springer Publishing for this.

and I dedicate this book to my 7 year son Kush.

http://www.springer.com/statistics/computational+statistics/book/978-1-4939-1701-3

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Everything that is good in me, come from your love, Kush

SAS makes it free to learn SAS

Wanna learn SAS language? Why go elsewhere? Get the original software in a virtual machine from the guys who actually created it!

http://www.sas.com/en_us/offers/14q1/122603-sas-for-academia/overview.html

It’s a 2 1.4 GB download and does require a 2 minute registration but thats all. You can even protype in it before you take that all important call to go for which software to buy for your analytics need. Note – retraining existing SAS analysts in R is expensive in terms of training costs, business disruption and code migration. Now only if someone could create a software to change SAS code into R code – that would make things different !!

SAS language analysts continue to be in much more demand than R language analysts- partly due to the failure of an authentic official R certification as it does not exist ( a fact that has been exploited by various institutes that teach you language syntax but not the analytics) and the poor state of the mothership R website with its huge and sometimes over detailed documentation

https://communities.sas.com/community/sas-analytics-u

and I really like the professionalism as well as the generosity of the institute. Someone famous once predicted SAS will disappear by 2015 ( based on a time series model ). With billions of dollars and it’s kitty and decade long shrewd and street smart management, SAS is going to stay up a wee bit longer and give it’s wannabe killers a bloody nose or two.

Thank you Professor Goodnight

testing it myself now !!

from

http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/doc/factsheet/sas-university-edition-107140.pdf

For whom is SAS® University Edition designed?
SAS University Edition is designed for anyone wanting easy access to statistical software to perform quantitative analysis in an academic setting. This includes undergraduate and graduate students, professors, adult learners, high school students, researchers and postdocs

DOWNLOAD URL

http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition/download.html

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