SAS Studio – “site cannot be reached”????

Good day everyone!  So…  you’ve been using SAS Studio (Free University Edition) on your laptop for the past year or more?  You just tried to open it and received the message that says  ” your site cannot be reached”?  What do you do now?

You probably received a few emails from SAS regarding their shift from supporting the version you’ve been running on your laptop to the same version running in the cloud.  Yes – you can still access and use SAS for free – but you will need to create an online account at SAS OnDemand for Academics | SAS

Once you have your account and login – you will see that it is the same interface – phew!!!

Hang on though!  The next thought that probably floats by is “Where are my files?  My Data?  My SAS programs?”  No worries – they are all on your computer still.  I will walk you through on how to find them 🙂

If you do NOT remember where the SASUniversityEdition folder is on your laptop – search for it – in your File Explorer – type SASUniversityEdition in the Search box.  Once you find it – open it up.  If you created folders IN your SAS Studio – you should see them here.  Open the folders to see your data and SAS programs.  You will need to upload these onto the Online SAS Studio in order to use them.

Note of Caution:

This version of the SAS program resides on a server in the US.  First please review any size limitations that may exist – but I suspect you will not hit the top end of this limit.  

Secondly and more importantly, if you have data that has proprietary or confidential information, please remove this information before uploading the data to the online SAS environment.  This is something you should do regardless of where you run your analysis.  If you need help with this or wondering whether this is something you need to do – please email me at oacstats@uoguelph.ca to discuss this.  

New workshops and new website??

I’m back! and feeling energized and very excited to be starting workshops again real soon! Ok May 4 will be the first set.

I’ll be offering SAS workshops on Tuesday mornings, R workshops on Tuesday afternoons, and what I like to call Crimes of Statistics workshops on Thursday afternoons. Yes, we’ll be continuing to use the TEAMS 0nline platform, and I encourage everyone who joins me to get involved in the workshops!

Where are the workshops? Too many to list here – so please visit the registration sites:

Tuesday workshops –https://oacstats_workshops.youcanbook.me/

Thursday workshops – https://oacstatstutorials.youcanbook.me/

Oh I did say something about a new website?? Well… it’s a Sharepoint site – it was fun to play around with it. What does this mean really? It’s a landing site for all of our workshops. I like to think of it as a one-stop-shop. Ok, I’m really hoping that it works out to be the one-stop-shop. If you drop by, let me know please!! Oops – would you like the link too https://uoguelphca.sharepoint.com/sites/OACStats_Workshops Now you can go check it out 🙂

Well that’s all the news for today – I’m aiming to keep this site a bit more moving along with my SASsyFridays blog – so stay tuned.

Take care everyone and get ready for that snow!!

Spring 2021

Good day everyone! I know I know – it’s been a while since I’ve been in here. I never thought I’d admit this – but teaching a full course in an online format has been exhausting! But no worries – I’m coming back with workshops and blog posts on a number of exciting topics real soon!

Keep an eye out for workshop schedules coming real soon!

Also – reach out to me if you’re interested in a new workshop topic – you know I love to teach and I love to learn new things too!

Is there a topic you’ve been curious about? Let me know and I’ll a blog post and/or a workshop.

See you all once the W21 semester is complete!

Welcome to F18!

I know! I know!  The Summer is pretty much finished – last week before the campus is bustling with all the undergrad students and all the new graduate students!  I also hope it means an end in sight of these “hot” and “humid” days!

First of all a BIG WELCOME to all new graduate students.  I hope this Blog will help you along with your studies.  I’m also looking for input, so please don’t hesitate to email me with thoughts, comments, critiques, questions, or anything.  oacstats@uoguelph.ca is the way to get ahold of me!

So, what’s happening this Fall?

LISTSERV

I’m trying to find different ways to communicate with the OAC research community, so I’ve created a LISTSERV – oac-stats@listserv.uoguelph.ca  If you are interested in being added to it, please email oacstats@uoguelph.ca and I will add you.

FALL WORKSHOPS

I’ve added a few workshops for the F18 semester.  Please see below and register for each workshop you may be interested in.  These will be held in the Crop Science Bldg Rm 121A – the computer lab.

SAS

Three 3-hour workshops will be offered this Fall.  Please register for each day that you wish to attend by following the link provided with each workshop.

Introduction to SAS and Descriptive Statistics – Wednesday, October 10, 1:30-4:30pm – Crop Science Rm 121A
To register please follow https://oacstats_sas_workshops.youcanbook.me/

ANOVA and GLIMMIX – Wednesday, October 24, 1:30-4:30pm – Crop Science Rm 121A
To register please follow https://oacstats_sas_workshops.youcanbook.me/

Regression Analysis – REG and GLIMMIX – Wednesday, November 7, 1:30-4:30pm – Crop Science Rm 121A
To register please follow https://oacstats_sas_workshops.youcanbook.me/

SPSS

There are currently no SPSS workshops planned for the Fall 2018 semester.  If you are interested in attending one, please contact oacstats@uoguelph.ca.

R

Three 3-hour workshops will be offered this Fall.  Please register for each day that you wish to attend by following the link provided with each workshop.

Introduction to R – Wednesday, November 14, 1:30-4:30pm – Crop Science Rm 121A
To register please follow https://oacstats_rusers_cop.youcanbook.me/

ANOVA in R – Wednesday, November 21, 1:30-4:30pm – Crop Science Rm 121A
To register please follow https://oacstats_rusers_cop.youcanbook.me/

Regression Analysis and Plotting in R – Wednesday, November 28, 1:30-4:30pm – Crop Science Rm 121A
To register please follow https://oacstats_rusers_cop.youcanbook.me/

 

Research Data Management:  Starting your Research on the Right Foot!

Join Carol Perry from the Library and Michelle Edwards, to learn how to start your research on the right foot.  If you are just starting your graduate work or if you’re an experienced researcher, join us to learn all about the best practices to help you organize and document your project data, store and analyze your data, secure and preserve your data legacy.  These 3 3-hour workshops are filled with hands-on exercises to encourage you to treat your data as a valuable commodity.  At the end of this workshop, every participant will complete a Data Management Plan and be will be all set to tackle their research data.

Please register at https://oacstats_rdm_workshops.youcanbook.me/  You will  need to register for each day separately

Special Topics Workshops

We will be offering a 4 3-hour workshop on Observational Studies later in the Fall.  Please stay tuned for more details

Don’t forget our SASsy Fridays and R-Users group.  We will meet on Fridays at 11:30 in Crop Science Rm 121A  starting September 21.

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