Penn State offers its users with access to certain Advanced Software programming, including SSPS, MATLAB, and Materials Studio.
SPSS Statistics is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis. Currently, the Penn State SPSS software package allows users to create custom tables, prepare data, identify missing values, forecast, design visualization tools, and exact tests.
Penn State has installed SPSS on all student computers at all campus locations for use at no charge to users. However the software must be purchased from Software @ Penn State as either a Non-Student Penn State Machine License or as a Home Rights Usage on Non-Penn State Machines. No matter which licensing agreement is purchased, SPSS as licensed through Penn State is for Penn State work-from-home or affiliate use only; not for private projects.
MATLAB, or "Matrix Laboratory" is a computer program designed for technical calculations. It allows users to implement calculations in a relatively short programming time. When these calculations have been performed, they can be visualized by means of several plot-routines.
Penn State has installed MATLAB on all of its University Park machines and allows for 30 concurrent users at a time. Software @ Penn State offers MATLAB licensing agreements in the following purchasing formats: Student License, Single License, Classroom/Lab License, and as a Floating/Concurrent License.
Accelrys Materials Studio is a comprehensive materials modeling and simulation application designed to provide a comprehensive set of scientific capabilities for modeling crystal structure and crystallization processes; for property prediction for molecules, polymers, catalysts, and other materials; and for the development of structure-activity relationships.
The version of Materials Studio available for Penn State distribution is a full-featured non-trial version that requires a license. Materials Studio is not open source, freeware, or shareware but is commercial licensed software made available under a site license purchased by The Materials Simulation Center of the Penn State University and made available for use by Penn State faculty, staff and students for university related education and research purposes only. Currently, Materials Studio is only available for Windows. See the Materials Studio Software page at Downloads at Penn State.
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- Advanced Software is made available for use by Penn State faculty, staff and students for university related education and research purposes only
- System requirements vary by software:
- The cost for each available software varies:
- To get support for any Advanced Software, contact an IT Service Desk directly by submitting an online help request