Introduction
Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is a popular statistical package that can be used for data management, report writing, statistical analysis, and graphics. Among its statistical capabilities are descriptive statistics, cross- tabulation, regression, analysis of variance, survival analysis, multivariate techniques, econometric and time series procedures, and operations research techniques.

Connection to ACS & Starting SAS

  1. An ACS account is required in order to use SAS on the ACS (UNIX) cluster.
  2. Connect to ACS-LINUX by entering the following command in an X Window session:
    ssh -Y <YourUsername>@acs-linux.bu.edu
  3. Once connected, type sas at the ACS-LINUX prompt to execute the program.

SAS supports both X Window and ASCII interfaces, and will automatically initiate the correct protocol.

References
To examine the online man page, type: man sas at the ACS-LINUX prompt.

When using SAS, click the help button to access SAS’s internal help facility.

Individual copies may be obtained from BUMC for a fee.