Direct Purchase Discounts
Software Developers' Links
"Third Party" Learning and Data Resources
Data and Software Help
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
IT provides technical support only for installation and license renewal of site licensed statistical software. Contact Eva Goldwater, 413-545-2949. 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
Technology provides access to statistical software through various
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.
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.).
||Faculty & Staff
at any UMass campus, for use on University owned machines only.
|IBM SPSS Statistics
||Faculty & Staff
at Amherst campus.
||Faculty, Research staff, Graduate students, Amherst campus.
||Faculty, Staff, Students, Amherst campus.
||Faculty, Staff & Students
at any UMass campus.
||Faculty & Staff at Amherst campus, for use on University owned machines only.
||Faculty, Staff, Students at Amherst campus
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
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 http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplan.html
To purchase, call Stata at 1-800-782-8272
or e-mail email@example.com. 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.