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University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003

This website provides basic information on statistical software available at UMass via site licenses, academic discounts, and free trials, getting started instructional materials, workshops, and links to other resources. It also has a collection of datasets for educational purposes.

IT provides technical support only for installation and license renewal of site licensed statistical software. Contact IT User Services at 413-545-4900 or contact IT online at Consulting on software usage and statistical questions is available through the Biostatistics Consulting Center (BCCUMA) in the School of Public Health.

Software with Campus-wide Access & Site Licenses

UMass Information Technology provides access to statistical software through various mechanisms:

IT Windows Computer Labs: Minitab, SAS, IBM SPSS Statistics, Stata, Systat, R
All faculty, staff and students with a UMAccess username can use the software in IT's PC labs. For lab locations, hours, and installed software releases, see IT's PCCO Classroom Operations site.

Free Trials: Not quite ready to buy? Only need the software for very limited time? Many software vendors offer fully functional copies of their software for a limited time. In most cases, these trial copies can be converted to site licensed copies by purchasing the license (subject to eligibility)

Minitab 30-day free trial
NVivo 30-day free trial
SPSS Statistics 14-day free trial (Windows)
SPSS Statstics 14-day free trial (Mac OS)
SPSS Statistics14-day free trial (Linux)
SAS does not offer free trials.
Stata does not offer free trials.

JMP 30-day free trial (for JMP license purchases, go to OnTheHub)

Site licenses: Minitab, IBM SPSS Statistics, NVivo, Origin Pro, SAS, Stata
IT distributes site licensed software to eligible users at reduced cost. Site licensed software requires annual renewal, and entails an annual fee. Site license eligibility varies by software. The following software is available through site licenses:

Windows: Minitab, IBM SPSS Statistics, NVivo, Origin Pro, SAS, Stata
Mac OS: IBM SPSS Statistics, Stata
Linux: IBM SPSS Statistics, SAS (selected Linux implementations only), Stata

For pricing and eligibility, see IT's Site License information page. If you wish to get software under the University of Massachusetts site license program, please contact the IT Help Center at 545-9730 or stop by A109 LGRC (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.).

Software Eligibilty Rules
Minitab Faculty & Staff at any UMass campus, for use on University owned machines only.
IBM SPSS Statistics Faculty & Staff at Amherst campus.
NVivo Faculty, Research staff, Graduate students, Amherst campus.
Origin Pro Faculty, Staff, Students, Amherst campus.
SAS Faculty, Staff & Students at any UMass campus.
Stata Faculty & Staff at Amherst campus, for use on University owned machines only.

Direct Purchase Discounts

If you are not eligible for site licensed software, or are looking for other software, here are some reasonable alternatives:

Minitab is available at OnTheHub with 6 or 12 month "rental" to students, or perpetual license to students, faculty and staff. The User's Guide is additional. All of these are the full software, not a student edition.

IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows or Macintosh is available with 6 or 12 month software license for students through OnTheHub. Students can get SPSS Statistics Base GradPack, SPSS Statistics Standard GradPack, which includes the Advanced Statistics and Regression modules, or SPSS Statistics Premium GradPack, with many more statistical modules. The Premium Grad Pack is very similar to IT's site license but is limited to student purchase.

Stata for students, or for personally owned machines can be purchased directly from the manufacturer at very favorable rates through a special arrangement with the University. For current pricing, see

To purchase, call Stata at 1-800-782-8272 or e-mail Identify yourself as a UMass student, faculty or staff and make payment directly to Stata. They will fax the University Store to release the software to you.

JMP for Windows or Macintosh is available with 6 or 12 month license to students and faculty at OnTheHub

OnTheHub, and JourneyEd and have a variety of other software discounts for academic users. Eligibilty and terms vary.


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