Select statistical and data analysis programs have been made available through the SUNY Academic Software Initiative (ASI) or by SUNY contract. Programs currently available include:
|Concept mapping:||CMAP||Generate visual representations of data relations.||more info|
|Geolocation mapping:||ArcGIS||Mapping physical locations of your data.||more info|
|Mathematical analysis:||Maple||Solve wide range of mathematical problems; 2D and 3D plotting; keep documentation, solutions, etc together in one spot; programmable.||more info|
|Mathematica||Sophisticated technical computing program. Over 5,000 integrated functions, elegant plotting tools.||more info|
|Solidworks||Software for design and engineering.||more info|
|Statistical analysis:||Minitab||Compact statistical analysis package that handles most common statistical analytics.||more info|
|SAS||Comprehensive, widely-used statistical anaysis program.||more info|
NOTE TO CURRENT USERS: IGNORE EXPIRATION MESSAGE - SOFTWARE WILL CONTINUE TO FUNCTION. SUNY HAS EXTENDED DEADLINE TO JULY 31 WHILE NEGOTIATIONS WERE CONTINUING. NEW LICENSES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED SHORTLY.
Widely used statistical software. Run simple and advanced statistical analysis; good charting / table tools and data import/ export . Download and use open source integrations such as Python programming.
PLEASE NOTE: SAS and SPSS are installed on most computers in the Medical Library and computer labs.
SPSS: You can install it on your own personal computer and then request a license key. For installation on your Downstate-owned PC, staff will need to do the installation - follow instructions on posting a request in the section below. Students, staff or faculty can download the installer by logging into Blackboard Learn, then scrolling down to locate the "Licensed Software for Downstate Users:" box on the Home page. Once you successfully run the installer, it will ask for an annual license key. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your license key. Use the subject line "SPSS: license key (Firstname Lastname)", entering your own name in the parenthesis at the end.
SAS: Currently SAS desktop software is only available for Windows OS computers. Our SUNY license does not include the SAS University Edition; we regret that we are currently unable to provide support assistance on installation or use of that virtualized environment.
Our SUNY license for SAS requires installation by Downstate staff and requires an appointment. For more information or to get assistance, please send an email to:
If requesting installation please include the following in your request:
Don't find what you need here? Keep in mind that this page covers desktop software. Check the Academic Applications page for information on hosted scientific applications such as RedCAP (research data acquisition and analysis).