Statistics and Adaptive Software Updates

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Assistant Director - Academic Computing and User Services

The Technical Services area of CITC Academic Computing and User Services (otherwise known as Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner and Patrick McLeod) has prepared this list of supported software to assist network managers and other technical personnel in their spring machine imaging projects. All questions about adaptive technology cited here can be directed to Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner. All other queries (statistics applications, licensing etc.) should be directed to Patrick McLeod, our ACUS systems administrator, and cc-d to Elizabeth.

The applications listed here are available (unless otherwise specified) on the acslicense2 STATAPPS volume. Access to this volume is provided via an Active Directory group. New group membership requests should be sent to Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, the ACUS Active Directory administrator. Instructions on how to install the applications and configure them for proper metering and license management are available on the server in the corresponding application directories.

The following is a rundown of the information we think the UNT community needs for a successful spring roll-out, however, please do not hesitate to contact us if we have missed anything:

SPSS for Windows: The currently supported version of SPSS for Windows is version 17 with the 17.0.3 patch. The currently supported version of SPSS for Windows for Spring 2010 will continue to be SPSS 17.0.3. SPSS 17 is licensed via Sentinel LM on the acslicense3 server. We have received our SPSS 18 for Windows media but are still in the process of vetting it before a campus-wide rollout. SPSS 18 for Windows is available on request.

SPSS for Mac: The currently supported version of SPSS for Mac is version 18. As many of our Mac users know, SPSS 18 is the only version that will run on the latest Mac operating system, Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6). SPSS 18 for Macintosh is available on request.

SAS for Windows: We currently support two versions of SAS for Windows: 9.1.3 Service Pack 4 and 9.2. We do have SAS 9.2 for Windows available on request but due to the substantial differences between versions 9.1.3 and 9.2, we will need to coordinate a campus-wide rollout of SAS 9.2. SAS is metered via SofTrack.

Stata for Windows: The currently supported version of Stata for Windows is version 10.2. While we will continue to support version 10.2 in Spring 2010, our official network version of Stata will change from 10.2 to 11 for Spring 2010. Stata is metered via SofTrack.

SPLUS for Windows: The currently supported version of SPLUS for Windows is version 8.0. For Spring 2010, the currently supported version of SPLUS will be 8.1. After Insightful Corporation's acquisition by TIBCO, TIBCO removed the Flexnet license management from SPLUS, so SPLUS 8.1 will be substantially easier to roll out and administer. SPLUS 8.1 is now metered via SofTrack.

R, an open source statistical package, is also available on the STATAPPS volume. There are no installation restrictions nor licensing restrictions on the use of R. R is built on the S language, the same statistical programming language used by SPLUS. You can find out more about R at the following location: http://www.r-project.org/.

LISREL for Windows: The currently supported version of LISREL for Windows is 8.8. The version supported in Spring 2010 will continue to be 8.8. LISREL is metered via SofTrack.

MATLAB for Windows, Linux, and Mac: The currently supported version of MATLAB for Windows, Linux, and Mac is R2009B. Due to the robustness of the MATLAB platform, we will add R2010A to our supported versions for Spring 2010. MATLAB requires individual installation on workstations and laptops. The machine(s) where MATLAB is being installed must have an active network connection during the installation process for software activation.

EViews for Windows: The currently supported version of EViews for Windows is version 6 with the 12/10/2009 patch applied. EViews 6 will be the supported version for Spring 2010. Eviews 6 is metered via Eviews LM on the acslicense3 server. For all information and settings for Eviews licensing see the document, “license_server_settings_for_eviews6.html” located in the Eviews 6 folder of the Eviews directory on the STATAPPS volume.

JAWS for Windows: We support JAWS software versions 9, 10 and 11. JAWS 11 was recently released and is the version specifically designed for Windows 7 (but runs on XP as well). All versions of JAWS are licensed via Sentinel LM.

MAGic for Windows: We support MAGic software version 11 which has been out for some time now. Folks still using MAGic 10.x are fine as well but we do not have the 10.x installation media available any longer on acslicense2 (media is still available upon request). All versions of MAGic are licensed via Sentinel LM.