Available Software

The following software packages are currently installed in the NUworkspace desktop image:

Packages for data analysis

Package Purpose Manuals Web site
Atlas.ti Special purpose package for qualitative analysis. User’s Guide and Reference
Quick Tour
Web site
ArcGIS Perform advanced spatial analysis and visualize results on maps Support Web Site Web site
HLM Hierarchical Linear and Non Linear Modeling. Special purpose package to fit outcome variables in which the data has a hierarchical structure (e.g., individuals within organizations) and there are explanatory variables that account for the variation within each level. Getting Started Web site
MPlus Special purpose package for the analysis of models with latent (unobserved) variables: Structural Equation Models (SEM), exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). User’s Guide
Examples Addendum
Language Addendum
Web site
Nvivo Qualitative research using unstructured information: notes, videos, audio recordings and transcripts. Getting Started Guide Web site
R Language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. Similar to the S language in S-Plus. An Introduction to R
R Language Definition
Reference Index
R Data Import/Export
Writing R Extensions
Web site
Stata/SE General purpose statistical package Documentation Web site
SPSS General purpose statistical package with good graphics capabilities and a graphic editor. Documentation Web site
Ucinet Social network analysis software. User’s Guide
Web site
WinBUGS Software for the Bayesian analysis of complex statistical models using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. Examples Web site

Other software

Package Purpose Manuals Web site
Endnote Bibliography management software Quick Reference
User’s Guide
Web site
SmartDraw Package to create charts, flowcharts, organization and projects charts, timelines, network diagrams, etc User’s Guide Web site

Utility software

Package Purpose Manuals Web site
StatTransfer Data transfer between different statistical/mathematical software packages Manual Web site
GnuPlot Command driven program to plot data or functions. Manual
Quick Reference
Web site
Gnu Emacs Text editor ESS – Emacs Speaks Statistics
ESS Reference Card for S and R
Web site
vim Text editor (vi clone) Web site
Secure Shell SSH and SFTP Software to establish secure connections to Linux/UNIX servers Web site
X-Win32 PC X server (access the graphical user interface in Linux/Unix servers) Web site