You poor poor man.
First, there are no free demos.
To learn what SAS is and what it can do, start with their web site at
You'll need the reference manuals from the SAS Institute, I'd recommend The
SAS Language (Reference - 1042 pages) and SAS Procedures Guide (another 705
pages) then graduate to a SAS book by a User like Ron Cody's SAS Workshop
which contains problems useful for SAS programming classes.
ITS LARGE AND CAN DO SO MUCH. Do they expect you to learn Base SAS,
SAS/GRAPH, SAS/AF, SAS/FSP, SAS/DMI, screen control language (SCL), macros,
SAS/ACCESS, SAS/SHARE, SAS/ETS, SAS/STAT, SAS/QC, SAS/OR, SAS/IML, SAS/CPE,
SAS/RTERM, SAS/CONNECT, and/or SAS/ASSIST?
and well enough to teach others?
Jason, read some of the posts on this LISTSERV to get a feel of the
I have trained people to start using the basics in five days (with hands on
exercises), but I don't think they were ready to teach others.
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> From: Jason Douglas[SMTP:jdouglas@KATIEITSALES.FREESERVE.CO.UK]
> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 3:49 PM
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Please respond to silly request
> I have no idea what sas is, and have been asked as a trainer to learn it
> my own time and at my own expense. Can anybody tell me where I can get a
> free demo of sas, explain what sas is, and also tell me for my own
> nerves how easy it is to learn, in otherwords how similar to crystal
> reports, access, or VB which is basically the sum of my previous
> Jason Douglas