Technical, Analytical Support for Software
The Data Science and Analytics team provides technical and analytical software support for a number of statistical packages. With a focus on using R software, our staff members have much experience with the others we support as well. While you may have access to other programs—depending on specific departments' expenditures, those listed below are the only packages supported by DSA.
The software supported by DSA is available in most UNT computer labs in their full version at no additional cost to students or employees.
Clicking on the package links will take you to their individual pages for basic descriptions and additional resources. A comparison of packages and other links can be found below.
|General Purpose Software||Virtual Lab||Faculty Home Use||Student Home Use||Windows||Mac||UNIX/Linux|
|SPSS||yes||yes||*||24 & 25||24 & 25||-|
|Special Purpose Software||Virtual Lab||Faculty Home Use||Student Home Use||Windows||Mac||UNIX/Linux|
|Matlab & Simulink||yes||yes||yes||2018a||2018a||2018a|
|Mathematica||yes||yes||yes||10 & 11||10 &11||10 &11|
|AMOS||no||no||no||24 & 25||-||-|
Virtual Statistics Lab: Available to both faculty and students upon request, these applications are hosted on UNT servers and presented virtually to your on- or off-campus computer, meaning that you may use these full applications without the need to install them on your local computer. For more information, visit the Virtual Statistics Lab web page.
To request access to software, submit a UNT System IT Help Ticket: DSA Software Request.
* The university's licenses for SAS and SPSS allow for a limited number of copies to be made available for student home use on personal computers. The UIT Department will support a home installation of these programs for graduate students who are pursuing thesis or dissertation research and require one of these programs for their research data analysis. Requests for home use must be endorsed by a professor who is guiding or sponsoring the student research activity.
Students may initiate a request for home use of software by submitting a UNT System IT Help Ticket. Students are encouraged to provide sufficient contact information to enable timely communication regarding their request. For specific questions regarding license terms and conditions, please contact Jacob Flores, system administrator supervisor, host computing user services.
** Stata: Although not available for home use, UNT faculty, staff, and students are eligible for a discount when purchasing. For more information, see the Stata information page.
More to Peruse
- Wikipedia comparison of Statistical Software packages
- Strengths and weaknesses from the view of DSA
- For those who do not want to pay for SPSS, take a look at PSPP, which is very similar to SPSS. You may note that PSPP is free and can handle larger data sets than SPSS.
Please participate in the DSA Client Feedback Survey.