Monday, 17 December 2018

Free SAS software to students for learning purposes

SAS offers free software to students for learning purposes. There are a number of options for students to access SAS software depending on their requirements.

SAS University Edition can be downloaded and installed locally on a Virtual Machine. This is the latest version of SAS 9.4.

SAS On-demand for Academics is a cloud application, all students need to do is to sign-up and they will have access to a SAS Studio Environment that can be accessed remotely from any browser.

SAS Viya is a newly developed cloud technology and supports many of their latest applications, such as; SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Data Mining and Machine Learning, etc. There is a trial available from the SAS website where students can access these applications. In the near future these applications may also be added to the SAS University (Education Analytical Suite) Licences that they offer.

SAS also have a new one month trial available called SAS Analytics Cloud that includes a SAS 9.4 environment and a JupyterLab open-source programming environment. This supports multiple users (Up to 5 persons).

In terms of education purposes SAS have have SAS Programming 1 and SAS Statistics 1 available to students wishing to learn and improve their SAS coding skills. Students that are interested in furthering their qualifications may also be interested in the SAS Academy for Data Science, there is a seven day trial for this and they also offer a 50 percent discount for students wishing to enrol on the course.

Also,  is a another great resource for student support materials.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Reminder DT265 Social Night tonight

Dear DT265 students

this is a reminder that we run the DT265 social night tonight at 6pm. It's an excellent opportunity to mingle with current 265 students of all years and streams, as well as alumni students. Please make sure you attend this event tonight.

We are in the Kevin Street Annex building's canteen on the ground floor. There is a sectioned off private area at the back of this canteen for us.
Finger food refreshments will be provided.


Monday, 3 December 2018

Group Project Class Resumes THIS Week

Dear DT265A-year 2 students,

the group project class resumes this week. Your new lecturer John Pugh is looking forward to meeting you all.