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.
See the University of Melbourne's 23 Research Things blog entry: 23 Research Things 2017 / Thing 9: Statistical Analysis Software
The following University of Melbourne guides provide information and relevant support resources for statistical and mathematical software applications:
Access on Campus
Staff may be able to download programs from the Software Centre. See the Knowledge Base Article (Windows) for details.
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 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.
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.
For further advice and support, call the IT service desk on 8344 0888