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Computing

CePoD Computer Lab

The CePoD computer lab, which occupies an area of 600 sq. ft., is the primary data analysis resource for graduate students, who provide substantial effort on research projects. The lab currently contains 8 Pentium 4 and Core Duo-class computers. These computers are equipped with the software needed for most demographic analyses and research activities. Productivity software includes the entire Microsoft Office suite. Statistical software includes SPSS, SAS, and Stata. On select machines, more specialized software is installed, including HLM, StatTransfer, and Mplus. The CePoD computer lab also is equipped with 2 HP LaserJet workgroup printers, as well as a scanner and a large-format color printer.

Network Storage

ASU provides to all users 4GB of personal storage space. You can upload, download, and access this resource in several ways. First, at http://www.asu.edu/myfiles you can access a simple web-based interface. Second, by installing OpenAFS, you can access your files as if they were another drive on your computer; you can find OpenAFS for Mac and Windows at http://myapps.asu.edu

Site-Licensed Software

University site licenses allow many software packages to be installed on any campus machine without any additional charge, including the complete ArcGIS suite (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo), SAS 9.2, SPSS 17, MathCad 13, Maple 12, Mathematica 7, Matlab 2009, and many more. Please go to http://myapps.asu.edu for a list of downloadable software.

Unix Cluster

Users who prefer to use statistical software on Unix can access the Unix stats cluster by opening a secure telnet session to stats.asu.edu. The SSH Secure Shell software, downloadable at http://myapps.asu.edu, is required.

Citrix Gateway

The University operates a Citrix Access Gateway, open to all users, that allows access with complete functionality to additional software not available through local site-licensed installation, such as Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Limdep, Lisrel, and MathCAD. Please go to http://citrix.asu.edu for access.

Help

The ASU Social Sciences Computer Support Group provides information technology support to CePoD and other units in the social sciences. Help requests can be made by emailing helpme@asu.edu or calling 480.965.5813.

 
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