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Statistical /Scientific Desktop Software

Statistical/Data Analysis Software

Select statistical and data analysis programs have been made available through the SUNY Academic Software Initiative (ASI) or by SUNY contract. Click on the program's button on the left side to learn more - how to install or access it, etc. 


Category Software Description  
Statistical analysis:


Comprehensive, widely-used statistical anaysis program.  Only available for Windows operating system.

IBM SAS site:


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. more info
  Minitab Compact statistical analysis package that handles most common statistical analytics. more info
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

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 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. 
Click Here to Download SAS for Windows


To Request Installation on Your Downstate or Personal Computer

Users can install SPSS and SAS themselves on their own personal computer. For more information or to get assistance, please send an email to:

 If requesting installation please include the following in your request:

  •  Two dates/times in the next two weeks when you are available for a two-hour installation appointment.
  •  Whether the computer is Windows or Applle operating system.
  • For a Downstate computer: Give the building, room number, computer name if you wish to install on a Downstate desktop computer.


Scientific Applications

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).