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===Interactive Use===
===Interactive Use===
To run the graphical interface to grace (xmgrace) connect to one of the [[Test Nodes]] as explained on that page.
See [[GUI_Programs]] to learn how to run the Graphical SAS interface for short debugging sessions.
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Revision as of 22:01, 28 August 2012


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SAS is a commercial integrated system for statistical analysis, data mining, and graphics as well as many enterprise oriented additional features. SAS cost and the breadth of SAS features means that both a significant monetary investment and a substantial time investment are required to master it. SAS 9.3 Documentation is vast. For research purposes the SAS 9.3 User's Guide is a thorough reference for the functions and procedures you may need to do the statistical analysis using SAS.

Required Modules

modules documentation


  • sas

System Variables

  • HPC_{{#uppercase:sas}}_DIR - installation directory

Additional Information


SAS has a number of options:

Batch Submission

To do a batch submission of a SAS script use the -sysin command line option and write all of your SAS commands in a file. In this way you can submit jobs to the batch queue system to run your jobs on the cluster.

-work directory

SAS is a mature product with a long history behind it. In a modern high-performance environment it means that additional actions need to be taken to mitigate potential issues stemming from SASs focus on filesystem I/O instead of using memory.

Interactive Use

See GUI_Programs to learn how to run the Graphical SAS interface for short debugging sessions.

PBS Script Examples

Sample Job Script

#PBS -N Research
#PBS -o market.out
#PBS -e market.err
#PBS -m abe
#PBS -l nodes=1:ppn=1
#PBS -l pmem=1gb
#PBS -l walltime=01:00:00

module load sas
cd /scratch/hpc/USERNAME

sas -memsize 1024M -nodms -nonews -work $TMPDIR -filelocks none -sysin sas.inp