DataWorks Analysis & Visualization Lab
Hours & Assistance
Staff assistance is available during most Knowledge Center operating hours or by appointment. Check with the @One service desk (775-682-5696) for details.
For assistance when @One service desk staff are not available, contact Duncan Aldrich.
Remote Access Software
Announcements & Alerts
Some difficulty has been reported by people using the Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" with Citrix. A "fix" that has worked for some is to:
- uninstall the Citrix browser plug-in if installed
- configure Safari to run in 32 bit mode
- install the Citrix browser plug-in
This restores Citrix client functionality on Snow Leopard.
For further information, software support, or to recommend additional software products for the Lab, contact Duncan Aldrich.
Recommendations and Instructions
- Mac users must use the Firefox browser to ensure correct functionality
- When working with most applications, save work on your local C: drive. The exception? When using MathCAD, save work on the server's C: drive.
- When opening or saving files on your C: drive, select C$ on 'Client' (V:)
- The Citrix client is installed on all PCs and Macs located in IT-supported computing labs.
Full Software List
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- ArcGIS is a scalable system of software for geographic data creation, management, integration, analysis, and dissemination. The 8.1 release contains three key developments. First, it marks the unification of the ArcView and ArcInfo environments. Second, it introduces a new software program with functionality between ArcView and ArcInfo called ArcEditor. Third, it adds a series of ArcGIS extensions that operate with the new software architecture. The full ArcGIS desktop is available in the Data Analysis and Visualization Lab.
- Chem3D performs energy minimization and molecular dynamics, and sets up and controls electronic structure calculations with CS MOPAC, GAMESS, and Gaussian. View molecular surfaces, orbitals, electrostatic potentials, and more with Chem3D. ChemProp computes Connolly surface areas, volumes and other advanced physical properties such as ClogP, molar refractivity, and critical T and P. Use ChemSAR with Property Server to set up tables for structure-activity relationship studies.
ChemDraw • •
- ChemDraw includes stereochemistry recognition and display, multi-page documents, ChemNMR with spectral display, and Name=Struct for instant structure generation. AutoNom creates IUPAC names from structures.
ENVI-IDL • •
- ENVI, the Environment for Visualizing Images, is the most advanced, yet easy-to-use remote sensing software available. ENVI will transform the way you work with remote sensing data.
- IDL, the Interactive Data Language, is the ideal software for data analysis, visualization, and cross-platform application development. IDL combines all of the tools you need for any type of project, from "quick-look," interactive analysis and display to large-scale commercial programming projects. Thousands of technical professionals use IDL every day to rapidly develop algorithms, interfaces, and powerful visualizations and quickly crunch through large numerical problems.
Maple Release 10 • •
- Maple V Release 8 is a powerful interactive computer algebra system that provides a complete mathematical environment for the manipulation of symbolic algebraic expressions, arbitrary-precision numerics, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphics, and programming.
Mathcad 11.1 Enterprise Edition • •
- Mathcad is the industry standard calculation software for technical professionals, educators, and college students. Mathcad is as versatile and powerful as programming languages, yet it's as easy to learn as a spreadsheet.
Mathcad 13 • •
- Today's top engineers use Mathcad to perform, document and share calculation and design work. The unique Mathcad visual format and scratchpad interface integrate standard mathematical notation, text and graphs in a single worksheet - making Mathcad ideal for knowledge capture, calculation reuse, and engineering collaboration.
Mathematica 10 • •
- From simple calculator operations to large-scale programming and interactive document preparation, Mathematica is the tool of choice at the frontiers of scientific research, in engineering analysis and modeling, in technical education from high school to graduate school, and wherever quantitative methods are used.
Matlab 7 • •
- MATLAB© is a high-performance environment for applications in engineering and science that includes tools for mathematical computation, analysis, visualization, and algorithm development. The intuitive MATLAB language—available in both interactive and runtime modes—enables technical professionals to express their ideas and solutions naturally and faster than they could with C and other traditional programming languages.
Microsoft Access •
Use is limited to the DataWorks lab in the Knowledge Center
- Access offers an easy-to-use database for managing and sharing data. Access 2000 brings not only the traditional broad range of easy data management tools but also adds increased integration with the Web for easier sharing of data across a variety of platforms and user levels and additional ease-of-use enhancements to assist with personal productivity.
Minitab 15 • •
- Minitab is a statistics package that includes, among other features, regression analysis, power and sample size, multivariate analysis, nonparametrics tests, time series and forecasting tools, and measurement system analysis.
NViVo • •
Use is limited to the DataWorks lab in the Knowledge Center
- NViVo assists researchers in organizing and analyzing complex qualitative data. Allows you to import and code textual data, edit the text without affecting the coding; retrieve, review and recode coded data; search for combinations of words in the text or patterns in your coding; and import data from and export data to quantitative analysis software.
R - Statistical •
- R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories by John Chambers and colleagues. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.
SAS • •
- SAS/STAT software provides extensive statistical capabilities with tools for both specialized and enterprise-wide analytical needs. Ready-to-use procedures handle a wide range of statistical analyses, including analysis of variance, regression, categorical data analysis, multivariate analysis, survival analysis, psychometric analysis, cluster analysis, and nonparametric analysis.
- Guidance on using SAS may be found in:
SPSS • •
- Powerful statistics offer in-depth analysis and modeling to generate reliable information fast; dynamic, interactive charts and multidimensional report cubes help you understand and present your results more effectively; and eight types of help make data discovery easy.
- Software Tips for SPSS:
STATA • •
- Stata puts hundreds of statistical tools at your fingertips, from advanced techniques, such as survival models with frailty, dynamic panel data (DPD) regressions, generalized estimating equations (GEE), multilevel mixed models, models with sample selection, ARCH, and estimation with complex survey samples; to standard methods, such as linear and generalized linear models (GLM), regressions with count or binary outcomes, ANOVA/MANOVA, ARIMA, cluster analysis, standardization of rates, case–control analysis, and basic tabulations and summary statistics.