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Statistical and Mathematical Software

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.


This guide provides information for the University of Melbourne community on where to access statistical software on campus; how to purchase licensed copies; training opportunities; links to support materials; and further reading.


Overview of statistical analysis software

See the University of Melbourne's 23 Research Things blog entry: Thing 9: Statistical Analysis Software


Training at the University of Melbourne

Research Platforms regularly run courses including those on statistical and mathematical software. Visit their Training and Community page for details

The Statistical Consulting Centre also runs statistics courses on a regular basis.


University of Melbourne Guides

The following University of Melbourne guides provide information and relevant support resources for statistical and mathematical software applications:

1st Year Maths and Stats Student's Library Guide

Analysing Statistics Library Guide

Mathematics and Statistics Library Guide

Mathematical Physics Library Guide


Access on Campus

Many programs can be accessed on library computers. Check the Student IT list of available software for details. Students also have access to many programs via MyUniApps (see section below).


Staff Access

Staff may be able to download programs from the Software Centre. See the Knowledge Base Article (Windows) for details.


Statistical Consulting Centre

The Statistical Consulting Centre at the University of Melbourne provides a range of services to members of the academic community. The Melbourne Statistical Consulting Platform allows eligible students 10 free hours of statistical consulting.

  • The emphasis in the statistical advice will be on education and training.
  • If you need help beyond five hours, this will be on a fee-paying basis.
  • You must be currently enrolled.
  • You will need to bring a copy of the "Statistical consulting service to post-graduate students" form signed by your supervisor to your first consultation. Please visit their website for the current documentation.The consultants may decline to provide statistical assistance without a signed form.

The Statistical Consulting Centre offers advice, statistical consulting and data analysis to staff and postgraduate students within the University and others outside the University.



MyUniApps provides University of Melbourne staff and students with easy, online access to a broad range of software packages. The following applications are currently available to all students: AMOS, ArcGIS Desktop, EndNote*, GIMP, iMindQ, Mathematica, MATLAB*, Minitab, Notepad++, NVIVO*, Office Professional Plus 2013, R, Rstudio, Sample Power, SAS, SPSS. Further apps are available to students based on their area of study.

For the most up-to-date information, please check the list of apps available in "Applications" section of the FAQs. 

myUniApps student information

myUniApps FAQs

myUniApps staff information


IT Licensing & Procurement

Site Licenses

IT Infrastructure (University Services) centrally manage software license programs on behalf of the University.

A number of statistical packages are included in the site license program. A site license will offer university departments products which are centrally funded and can be deployed on University assets at no additional cost. Please see the licensing availability information listed in this guide. For other programs, search the IT Knowledge Base (staff only).


Bulk Purchase Programs

Other software packages are also available through bulk purchase programs. This offers departments, affiliated institutions and respective staff and students a way to purchase centrally-managed low cost software.  

Information about bulk purchase programs

For further advice and support, call the IT service desk on 8344 0888