Software

 
Remote Terminal Server

IT provides a terminal server for Faculty/Staff to use for emergencies and away from campus activities. Below are the instructions for connecting to our REMOTE system. Please test all software prior to leaving campus and before an emergency.

Instructions
 
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection and Security Essentials

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection delivers end-to-end security and access to information through an integrated line of protection, access and identity management products. Security should be a means to a business end. Microsoft is working to deliver business ready security to help companies achieve their business goals while managing risk and helping ensure that the right people always have access to the information they need to get their jobs done.

Microsoft Endpoint Protection is automatically installed on all UNO-Domain machines. Once installed, the following icon icon should be visible in the system tray at lower right hand corner of the desktop. If you do not have the icon, or if your machine needs to be added to the UNO-Domain, please contact the UCC Help Desk at 504-280-HELP.

For UNO community home machines – Please Download Microsoft Security Essentials.

 
Microsoft Office - (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Lync, Publisher, Project, and Visio)

Office 2016 is the most current version of the Office application suite offered by Microsoft. Includes OneNote 2016, Word 2016, Excel 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and more.

Office 2016 and Mac Office 2016 are now available for installation on UNO campus equipment by contacting the UCC Help Desk at 504-280-HELP. Office 2003 and 2007 are no longer supported. Office 2010 is not recommended, however mainstream support will continue until April 2016 and extended support will continue until June 1, 2016.

For UNO community home machines – Please contact the UNO Helpdesk at 504-280-4357 or at helpdesk.uno.edu to take advantage of our site license to download or get media for Office products.

Installation notes: Before installing Office, uninstall any previous editions of Office that you have on your computer, including any trial or starter editions.

 
Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system . It introduces a new shell and user interface based off Microsoft's "Metro" design language, featuring a new Start screen with a grid of dynamically updating tiles to represent applications, a new app platform with an emphasis on touchscreen input, the new Windows Store to obtain and purchase applications for the system, and the ability to synchronize programs and settings between multiple devices.

Please call the IT Helpdesk to upgrade all your UNO on campus equipment to Windows 10. Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Vista are no longer supported and need to be upgraded as soon as possible.

 
Impatica for PowerPoint

Impatica is a tool that will help you to compress PowerPoint presentations and convert them into a more efficient format for web delivery.

Installation Guide
 
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

IBM SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive, easy-to-use set of data and predictive analytics tools for business users, analysts and statistical programmers.

Please call the IT Helpdesk to have SPSS installed on your UNO on campus equipment. You can also login to Remote.uno.edu via Remote Desktop Connection from any machine anywhere for access.

SPSS Statistics from IBM is a popular statistical package for Windows and Macintosh workstations, highly regarded for both teaching and research. It is a modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product family for the full analytical process: planning, data collection, data access and management, analysis, reporting and deployment.

Visit IBM: SPSS

Vendor Information

Vendor: IBM

Software Website:http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss/products/statistics/

License Information

Current Version: 21

General OS Support:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21506855

License renewal type: annual

License effective dates: July 1st through June 30th

Products

http://www-142.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/spss-stats-premium/

Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: SPSS may only be used for teaching and non-comercial academic research on computers owned or leased by the University. Non-commercial academic research means research by degree seeking students and faculty members where (i) the results of such research are not intended primarily for the benefit of a third party; (ii) such results are made available to anyone without restriction on use, copying or further distribution; and (iii) any copy of any such result is furnished for no more than the cost of hosting, reproduction, and shipping. Any other use including but not limited to university administration and operations is strictly prohibited.

Faculty/Staff Home Use: A limited number of home use licenses are available. These licenses are divided up between the participating departments and can be obtained from the department's IT staff.

Availability

Institutional licenses for Faculty/Staff: License costs are currently shared by multiple departments and are limited to employees of participating departments. Departments interested in offering SPSS and sharing in the cost are encouraged to contact helpdesk@uno.edu for more information.

Student licenses: Student licenses are available through the UNO Bookstore

Support

Trials: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/trials/#all

 
Statistical Analysis Software (SAS)

For more than 30 years, organizations worldwide have turned to SAS to help them gain information and intelligence. Now, SAS 9.2 gives customers more power and flexibility than ever before. It provides the core components of the SAS Business Analytics Framework, enabling you to meet evolving business needs with a world-class array of technology and powerful analytics. This new release delivers the value you expect from SAS and helps you optimize and transform your organization.

Please call the IT Helpdesk to have SAS installed on your UNO on campus faculty or student equipment. We are currently using version 9.4

SAS is a sophisticated suite of analytic software components with extensive statistical, graphical, data management and application development facilities.

Category: Statistical

Notes: JMP interface to SAS available with purchase of SAS license for Windows 64 Bit machines, on request

Vendor Information

Vendor: SAS

Software website: http://www.sas.com/

License Information

Current Version: SAS 9.4

General OS Support: http://support.sas.com/resources/sysreq/

License Renewal Type: Annual

License Effective Dates: July 15th through July 14th

Products

http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/doc/overviewbrochure/sas-education-analytical-suite-103052.pdf

Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: The Software is licensed for Teaching and Research (T&R) or Administrative (Admin) purposes. Subject to the terms of the Agreement, the following restrictions shall apply to each purpose: (i) T&R purposes shall be limited to classroom instruction and coursework directly related to the Customer’s post-secondary degree requirements, including the formulation of theses and dissertations, and Customer’s noncommercial research activities. Software licensed for T&R purposes may be used by Customer’s employees and students. (ii) Admin purposes shall be limited to activities associated with Customer’s operations as an academic institution. Software licensed for Admin purposes may only be used by Customer’s employees.

Availability

Institutional License for Faculty/Staff: UNO Faculty and staff should contact your distributed staff personnel. ESF Faculty/Staff can purchase through the UNO Bookstore.

Student Licenses: Student licenses are available through the UNO Bookstore

 
Wolfram Mathematica

Mathematica is renowned as the world's ultimate application for computations. But it's much more — it's the only development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.

Please call the UCC Helpdesk to have Mathmatica installed on your UNO on campus equipment. We are currently using version 10.

For home use please visit the followings sites:

Student site
Faculty/Staff site
Visit Wolfram

Almost any workflow involves computing results, and that's what Mathematica does -- from building a hedge-fund trading website or publishing interactive engineering textbooks, to developing embedded image-recognition algorithms or teaching calculus. Mathematica is renowned as the world's ultimate application for computations. But it's much more -- it's the only development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.

Category: Statistical

Vendor Information

Vendor: Wolfram

Software Website: http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/

License Information

Current Version: 10

General OS Support: http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/features/system-requirements.html

License Renewal Type: Annual

License Effective Dates: October 1st through September 30th

Products

https://www.wolfram.com/products/

Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: Licensee is granted a non-transferable license to use or access Mathematica from a computer that is owned or leased by the University solely for the use or support of instruction and academic research.

Facult/Staff Home Use: Faculty/Staff home use licenses are available to faculty/staff of participating schools. Please contact your DSP for instructions on how to obtain a home use license.

Availability

Institutional Licenses for Faculty/Staff: ITS's site license provides institutionally owned licenses to UNO faculty and staff. License costs are currently shared and licenses are limited to faculty/staff of participating schools.

Student Licenses: UNO students can obtain a Mathematica license by completing the following steps:

  1. Create an account
    1. Go to http://user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account."
    2. Fill out form using a @uno.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID."
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID.
  2. Request the download and key:
    1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key: https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/99e94625343b2cdc62c793ec48c3dcca6734c8f9
    2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license.
    3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform.
    4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt.

Support

Trials: https://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/trial/

 
Mathworks Matlab

MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.

Please call the UCC Helpdesk to have Mathworks installed on your UNO on campus equipment. We are currently using version 2013a.

For off campus use, please login to via Remote Desktop Connection from any machine anywhere for access. A check out feature is coming in the next version.

Category: Mathematical

Vendor Information

Vendor: MathWorks

Software Website: http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab

License Information

Current Version: Matlab R2014a

General OS Support: http://www.mathworks.com/support/sysreq/current_release/

License Renewal Type: Perpetual

License Effective Dates: Annual Maintenance: August 1st through July 31st

Products

http://www.mathworks.com/products/?s_tid=brdcrb

Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: The Concurrent License Option permits only the Network Concurrent User Activation Type. Programs must be activated on a single Computer. Licensee must run the License Manager and may have only as many Licensed Users simultaneously using a Program at any given time as the number of Concurrent keys acquired for that Program. Subject to the foregoing, a Licensed User of the Concurrent License Option may utilize the Programs on any number of Computers served by a single License Manager provided that, before using a Program on any Computer, the Licensed User checks out a separate Concurrent key from the License Manager for that Computer. Programs may be installed in a central location, on institution-owned computers to accelerate startup times, as long as the installations on the individual Computers are controlled by the License Manager. Licensee is prohibited from allowing installation of the Programs on students’ own computers. Licensees of the Concurrent License Option are prohibited from providing Program access to users located outside a single country.

Faculty/Staff Home Use: Installation on personally owned computers is prohibited under the concurrent license option.

Availability

Institutional licenses for Faculty/Staff: License costs are currently shared by multiple departments and are limited to employees of participating departments. Departments interested in offering Matlab and sharing in the cost are encouraged to contact their distributed staff personnel for more information.

Student Licenses: Matlab student licenses are available through the UNO Bookstore.

Support

Trials: http://www.mathworks.com/programs/trials/trial_request.html

Faculty Evaluation Copies: http://www.mathworks.com/academia/educators.html?s_tid=acmain_ep_gw_bod

 
Qualtrics Online Survey

What is Qualtrics?

It is a web based, research surveying software. The software allows for the creation of online surveys which can be distributed bearing the UNO logo.

Who is eligible to use Qualtrics?

Qualtrics online survey software is available to UNO faculty and staff as well as students, when supervised by faculty, in a class or research setting. Our license allows for unlimited use of the software for legitimate UNO related research and educational activities. However, it may not be used for non-UNO purposes and or commercial business. All survey distribution is subject to current University Institutional Review Board policy which is located at http://www.humansubjects.uno.edu.

How do I get a Qualtrics account?

To use the software, anyone with a UNO email address may self-enroll and create a limited access account at https://neworleans.qualtrics.com. This account will be immediately available to create a limited number of surveys, but it will not allow for their distribution. Faculty and staff may email the help desk at helpdesk@uno.edu to upgrade their account to full access to distribute surveys.

How do I request a Qualtrics account for my students to conduct research?

If faculty would like accounts for their students, they may email a request to the help desk and will receive "coupons" that will allow students access for a period of one semester. Faculty may request a longer duration coupon for doctoral students or other students assisting faculty on a research project. Upon expiration of a coupon, the student account will revert back to limited access which will still allow the student access to the survey and data collected.

What is a coupon and how can my students use it?

A coupon is used to appoint permissions and the amount of time a student has access to Qualtrics to conduct research. A coupon code will be given to faculty, once they have emailed a request to the Help Desk, to give to their students to input when they create their account.

 
Autodesk (3dsMacm, AutoCAD, AutoCAD 3D, AutoCAD MEP, Inventor, Maya, Mechanical, REVIT, Simulation-CFD, Simulation-Mcchanical)

The Autodesk Academic Resource Center provides free access to the latest Autodesk design software to all education institutes.

Category: Design & Drafting

Vendor Information

Vendor: Autodesk

Software Website: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/installation-activation-licensing

License Information

Current Version: 2015

General OS Support: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/system-requirements

License Renewal Type: Limited

License Effective Date: Three year term from the date of issue

Products

Autodesk Education Master Suite and Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate are available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and include our popular and relevant programs for education: AutoCAD, Inventor Professional, Revit, and 3ds Max software. Also available through the ARC are Vault Professional, SketchBook Pro, and Alias Automotive. The ARC provides access to the current version plus three prior versions. Check the download page after you sign in to see all available titles and new versions when they are released.

Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: Licenses may only be used for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by an educational institution, and it may not be used for commercial, professional or for-profit purposes

Faculty/Staff Home Use: Students and educators have access to educational stand-alone licenses for their personal devices via the Autodesk Education Community. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used only for purposes directly related to learning, training, research, or development. Such software and cloud-based services shall not be used for commercial, professional, or any other for-profit purposes.

Availability

Institutional Licenses for Faculty/Staff: ITS has provided each unit's IT Director with access to the University's ARC account. Please contact your DSP staff for institutional licensing needs.

Student Licenses: Students have access to educational stand-alone licenses for their personal devices via the Autodesk Education Community.

Support

Trials: http://usa.autodesk.com/products/free-product-trials

 
Ansys

ANSYS is a general purpose software, used to simulate interactions of all disciplines of physics, structural, vibration, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and electromagnetic for engineers.

So ANSYS, which enables to simulate tests or working conditions, enables to test in virtual environment before manufacturing prototypes of products. Furthermore, determining and improving weak points, computing life and foreseeing probable problems are possible by 3D simulations in virtual environment.

ANSYS software with its modular structure as seen in the table below gives an opportunity for taking only needed features. ANSYS can work integrated with other used engineering software on desktop by adding CAD and FEA connection modules.

ANSYS can import CAD data and also enables to build a geometry with its "preprocessing" abilities. Similarly in the same preprocessor, finite element model (a.k.a. mesh) which is required for computation is generated. After defining loadings and carrying out analyses, results can be viewed as numerical and graphical.

ANSYS can carry out advanced engineering analyses quickly, safely and practically by its variety of contact algorithms, time based loading features and nonlinear material models.

ANSYS Workbench is a platform which integrate simulation technologies and parametric CAD systems with unique automation and performance. The power of ANSYS Workbench comes from ANSYS solver algorithms with years of experience. Furthermore, the object of ANSYS Workbench is verification and improving of the product in virtual environment.

ANSYS Workbench, which is written for high level compatibility with especially PC, is more than an interface and anybody who has an ANSYS license can work with ANSYS Workbench. As same as ANSYS interface, capacities of ANSYS Workbench are limited due to possessed license.

 
Adobe (Shockwave, Reader, Flash and Digital Editions)

Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, an image editing software. Adobe Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.

Pro (pay only no license)

 
Apple (Quicktime and ITunes)

 
Arlequin

Arlequin is a free population genetics software. It performs several types of tests and calculations, including Fst, computing genetic distance, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, linkage disequilibrium, mismatch distribution, and pairwise difference tests.

It is currently in version 3.5 and is only available for Windows, though the previous version is still available for Windows, Mac OS X PPC, and Linux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlequin

 
ESRI (License Checking)

ArcInfo/ArcGIS from ESRI is the leading family of products for Geographical Information Systems (GIS). SU has a site license for ESRI products, managed by the Geographic and Statistical Information Center (G-SIC) located in E.S. Bird Library. Key products available are ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo) and ArcInfo Workstation. Platform support includes Windows, Unix, and Linux.

Category: Geographical GIS

Notes: Managed by Geographic and Statistical Information Center (G-SIC) located in E.S. Bird Library

Vendor Information

Vendor: ESRI

Software Website: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcinfo/index.html

License Information

Current Version:
[Windows, Solaris, Linux] -- ArcGIS 9.1
[Windows, Solaris, Linus, Mac] -- ArcView 3.3

General OS Support: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcinfo/system-requirements.html

License Renewal Type: Perpetual

License Effective Dates: None

Availability

Institutional Licenses for Faculty/Staff: Discounted licenses are available to UNO faculty and staff. Please contact your Distributed Staff Personnel if you are interested in participating in this discount program.

Student Licenses: Students can purchase from the Site License Administrator

 
FreedomSCI JAWS Talk to Disability Services

The World's Most Popular Screen Reader

JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.

Features

  • Two multi-lingual synthesizers: Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive
  • Talking Installation
  • Built-in free DAISY player and full set of DAISY-formatted basic training books
  • Works with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and much more
  • Supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, including touch screens and gestures
  • Support for MathML content presented in Internet Explorer that is rendered with MathJax
  • Fast information look-up at your fingertips with Research It
  • Convenient OCR feature provides access to the text of PDF documents, even those with scanned images that are reported as empty documents by screen readers
  • Save time with Skim Reading
  • The only Windows screen reader to provide contracted Braille input from your Braille keyboard
  • Fully compatible with MAGic, screen magnification software, and OpenBook, scanning and reading program

Advanced Features

  • JAWS Tandem available for free to help with support and training
  • Optional support for Citrix, Terminal Services, and Remote Desktop
  • Powerful scripting language to customize the user experience on any application
  • Includes drivers for all popular Braille displays
  • Includes voices for over 30 different languages
  • Distributed worldwide with local sales and support in most countries

System Requirements

To use JAWS for Windows, you need a personal computer running Microsoft Windows with the following:

Note: The previous JAWS downloads web page has older versions of JAWS for Windows XP computers.

 
Google Earth

 
Labstats

LabStats software provides a simple cloud-based solution to measure how technology is used in your school, business, or organization. Our software tracks every user, device, and application in your organization, and provides charts and reports tailored to the needs of every segment.

 
Mega

Mega (Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis) is sophisticated and user-friendly software suite for analyzing DNA and protein sequence data from species and populations.

http://megasoftware.net/

 
Mozilla Firefox

Web Browser

 
OriginLab

Origin is an industry-leading scientific graphing and data analysis software.

OriginLab publishes graphing and data analysis software. Our products provide a comprehensive solution for scientists and engineers who need to analyze, graph, and professionally present data. We have two offices in Massachusetts; our corporate headquarters is located in Northampton and our development office is located in Wellesley Hills. OriginLab also has a subsidiary in Guangzhou China to offer support during business hours in Europe and Asia.

Our main product, Origin, has been growing in popularity among scientists and engineers since 1992. Origin is available in English, German and Japanese and is used in a wide array of corporations, government agencies, colleges and universities worldwide. Along with its easy-to-use graphical interface, Origin offers intuitive, yet powerful, tools for the daily needs of the researcher. Origin's point-and-click interfaces allow you to start using it right out of the box, yet its wide range of advanced features will provide for your growing needs.

Origin is available in many different forms ranging from a single user package to an institution or company-wide site license. In multiple-copy licenses, Origin includes concurrent license management, allowing you to install the software on as many computers as you need. Origin can also be applied as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) solution for instrument manufacturers.

Our website, www.OriginLab.com, is intended to be an internet resource center, serving the needs of all OriginLab product users, as well as those interested in learning more about what Origin, OriginPro, or the OriginLab File Exchange can do for you. OriginLab encourages you to take advantage of the website as a way to share your custom applications and ideas with the OriginLab user community.

Our online help, www.originlab.com/doc/, is also an excellent source of information about Origin, including tutorials, Quick Help, programming examples, reference information, licensing and installation. Origin is used by 500,000+ registered customers in more than 6,000 companies, 6,500 colleges and universities, and 3,000 government agencies and research labs, worldwide.

http://originlab.com/

 
Populus

The Populus software contains a set of simulations that we use to teach population biology and evolutionary ecology at the University of Minnesota. Simulation models may be chosen from a menu, and students can move among the parameter boxes of an input window, changing initial defaults to values of their own choosing. Most modules offer several graphical outputs of model dynamics, and their computational algorithms are detailed in an Acrobat-based help system packaged with the program.

http://cbs.umn.edu/populus/overview

 
R

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. To download R, please choose your preferred CRAN mirror. 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 (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R.

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.

One of R’s strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed. Great care has been taken over the defaults for the minor design choices in graphics, but the user retains full control.

R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows and MacOS.

 
Vortex

Vortex is a high-fidelity, realtime physics engine developed by CM Labs Simulations that simulates rigid body dynamics, collision detection, contact determination, and dynamic reactions. Vortex adds accurate physical motion and interactions to objects in visual-simulation applications for operator training, mission planning, product concept validation, vehicle and robotics testing, haptics devices, immersive and virtual reality (VR) environments.

The Vortex C++ SDK has several modules that simulate physics-based particles, sensors, floating bodies, cable systems, grasping, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Developers integrate their projects into 3D visualization frameworks such as OpenSceneGraph (OSG) and Vega Prime, and deploy them in environments that contain software-in-the-loop (SIL), MATLAB, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and motion platform components.

 
Sun Java

Java is a set of computer software and specifications developed by Sun Microsystems that provides a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platformcomputing environment. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones to enterprise servers and supercomputers. While they are less common than standalone Java applications,Java applets run in secure, sandboxed environments to provide many features of native applications and can be embedded in HTML pages.

Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It's also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing.

 
Center for Research in Security Prices CRSPSift 4.3.13 Professional

In 1960, Chicago Booth embarked on the development of the world’s first comprehensive database for historical security prices and returns information. The research-quality data created by this transformational project spawned a vast amount of scholarly research from several generations of academics. The initial database required 3 1/2 years of painstaking research and programming. When the initial findings of the study were announced in December 1963, the investment community took notice and results were published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The New York Timesand the Chicago Tribune. See our 50th Anniversary section to read more about our history.

For more than 55 years CRSP has maintained the level of quality and industry standards set in the formation of CRSP. Today, with a staff of nearly 80 professionals, CRSP continues its commitment to providing research data for the most rigorous tests in academic research, and in backtesting applications by practitioners. In October 2012, CRSP extended beyond its core products with the introduction of the CRSP Indexes. This series of transparent and investable indexes provide the foundation for new areas of research and to serve as benchmarks for investment vehicles such as ETFs. As a result, that same year Vanguard announced it would adopt 16 of them as benchmarks for certain Vanguard ETFs. The indexes demonstrate not only CRSP's innovative thinking, but also the depth of our commitment to positively influence practices in the financial arena.

CRSPSift Professional Edition is designed to run on the same Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, or Windows 8 64-bit workstation where your CRSP database products are installed. Accessing databases installed on networked storage devices is not supported.

 
HEC-HMS HEC-RAS (U.S. Corps of Engineers)

HEC-HMS Software

The Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) is designed to simulate the complete hydrologic processes of dendritic watershed systems. The software includes many traditional hydrologic analysis procedures such as event infiltration, unit hydrographs, and hydrologic routing. HEC-HMS also includes procedures necessary for continuous simulation including evapo-transpiration, snowmelt, and soil moisture accounting. Advanced capabilities are also provided for gridded runoff simulation using the linear quasi-distributed runoff transform (ModClark). Supplemental analysis tools are provided for model optimization, forecasting streamflow, depth-area reduction, assessing model uncertainty, erosion and sediment transport, and water quality.

The software features a completely integrated work environment including a database, data entry utilities, computation engine, and results reporting tools. A graphical user interface allows the user seamless movement between the different parts of the software. Simulation results are stored in HEC-DSS (Data Storage System) and can be used in conjunction with other software for studies of water availability, urban drainage, flow forecasting, future urbanization impact, reservoir spillway design, flood damage reduction, floodplain regulation, and systems operation.

HEC-RAS

This software allows the user to perform one-dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality modeling.

The HEC-RAS website provides a number of resources, which include helping the user download software, learn how to use HEC-RAS, resolve problems, report bugs, and suggest improvements to CEIWR-HEC products and service. Unfortunately, CEIWR-HEC is unable to provide phone or email technical support to non-USACE customers. However, CEIWR-HEC does encourage anyone who finds an issue with CEIWR-HEC software, to please report that issue through the HEC-RAS Bug Report page. Also, please review CEIWR-HEC's Support Policy page for further details.

 
Pipe-Flo

Engineered Software, Inc.’s PIPE-FLO® products are the world’s leading fluid flow analysis and design modeling software tools. These versatile tools provide value across multiple disciplines, industries and during all stages in the lifetime of a fluid piping system. They provide a common basis for operators, process and design engineers and management to understand, communicate and document their fluid piping systems and processes. Equally applicable to process, support and distribution systems in commercial, industrial and public facilities, PIPE-FLO® products are an invaluable tool for the design, commissioning, operation and modification of fluid piping systems.

Whether your goal is to increase profitability through optimization of the plant or workflow processes, to conserve energy by understanding and minimizing losses throughout your system, to increase system uptime in your plant through effective comparison of actual versus designed hydraulic behavior or to understand the value of potential changes or capital investments before they happen, PIPE-FLO® products enable you to achieve your goal and have an immediate impact.

PIPE-FLO® is designed to optimize and troubleshoot new or existing fluid piping systems. With a rich set of features and tools, PIPE-FLO® offers a variety of ways to view and analyze your fluid systems. The modeling interface is easy to use allowing designers, engineers and operators to advance productivity. Now you can reduce design time and avoid costly errors by eliminating the need for complex spreadsheets.

Highlights

  • Design new systems, plan expansions and manage startups, shutdowns and plant turnovers
  • Model entire piping systems or design individual pipelines using the built-in drawing tools
  • Document and optimize existing operations with a robust set of modeling features
  • Simulate abnormal conditions to troubleshoot, anticipate and avert emergencies
  • Store any number of operating and hypothetical scenarios for the system
  • Calculate pressures, flow rates, choked flow, inlet and differential pressure on valves, total head and NPSHa on pumps
  • Select pumps from Engineered Software, Inc.'s PUMP-FLO database
  • Size pumps, pipes and control valves
  • Clearly visualize and share important piping system parameters

 
Trane (Trace 700, System Analyzer, Engineering Toolbox)

Trace 700

As a systems and services provider, we understand the challenges of designing the most efficient, lowest cost HVAC system solution. That’s why we developed Trane Air Conditioning Economics, or TRACE™—an award-winning design-and-analysis software program that helps HVAC professionals optimize the design of a building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system based on energy utilization and life-cycle cost.

TRACE 700 helps you compare the energy and economic impact of building-related selections such as architectural features, HVAC systems, HVAC equipment, building utilization or scheduling, and financial options.

Compared with other economic analysis software, TRACE 700 advantages include:
Extensive Modeling Functionality
Choose from over 50 airside systems, air- and waterside economizers, advanced chiller plant configurations, water-source and central and distributed ground-source systems, VRF and UFAD systems, dedicated outdoor-air systems and optimized control strategies.
Integration
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 equipment and envelope libraries, gbXML (green build XML) imports, weather files, templates, ASHRAE 62.1-2010 Ventilation Rate Procedure, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and more.
Compliance TRACE 700 complies with Appendix G for Performance Rating Method of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 and 2010 for LEED analysis, and was the first simulation software approved by the IRS for energy-savings certification (EPAct). TRACE is also tested in compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140–2011.

The latest release of TRACE 700 focuses on enhancing program capabilities in the modeling of indirect evaporative cooling, energy recovery, and plant sequencing controls. The use of evaporative cooling and specialized energy recovery devices are a growing trend in data center cooling. These new modeling features, and the associated report enhancements (PUE & WUE), were developed with the help of Hewlett Packard.The previous release saw TRACE 700 (Version 6.3.1) expanded functionality with the baseline building creator along with a direct report tether to LEED Online, through LEED Automation.

System Analyzer

System Analyzer is a comparative analysis tool for preliminary evaluations of HVAC systems based on energy and economic performance. Use it to quickly evaluate virtually any combination of air distribution system(s) and cooling/heating equipment for a specific building type and weather location.

The intuitive reports and graphs help you evaluate the benefits of prospective system designs, which systems might be appropriate for an initial design, or to get a general idea of how one system-and-equipment combination performs when compared with another.

Preliminary Modeling Functionality
The intuitive user interface provides built-in templates to help even an HVAC novice create a comprehensive, accurate analysis in as little as ten minutes! In fact, System Analyzer was voted Product of the Year 2007 by Consulting-Specifying Engineer. The magazine polled more than 45,000 subscribers and awarded System Analyzer with gold honors in the HVAC category.
Integration
System Analyzer includes full integration into the TRACE Family of HVAC design and analysis tools using the same calculations engine as our industry-leading TRACE™ 700. This allows you to easily import preliminary System Analyzer evaluations and HVAC designs into TRACE 700 to further refine models.

The following are highlights of System Analyzer 6.0 beyond the maximized performance and improved efficiency:

  • Integration with TRACE 700. System Analyzer now uses same calculation engine as TRACE 700 providing the benefit of easy import into TRACE 700 for further comprehensive analysis.
  • Streamlined entries. Updated work area and built-in templates make it easy to define a building, weather location and HVAC system.
  • Expanded modeling capabilities. Model make-up air units, heating-only airside systems and buildings with up to five thermal zones.
  • Simplified file sharing. Each .sa file contains all the detail needed for sharing project files eliminating the need for exporting library information.
  • EER units available for defining equipment energy rate. Especially useful for rooftop packaged units.
  • Plant level thermal storage. Offers more flexibility when defining storage systems.
  • Secondary coil assignment to a separate utility. Users have the ability to assign the preheat coil to consume one utility (for example, hot water) and set the secondary coil to consume a different utility (electric).

To install and run the program you will need: a Pentium® 4 or higher processor, Microsoft Windows® 7/8 operating system, at least 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, and 500 MB of free hard-disk space (750 if Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 is not already installed).

Engineering Toolbox

Engineering Toolbox provides nine calculation tools to simplify HVAC design and service tasks. The latest version of the Engineering Toolbox is an intuitive redesign that provides a consolidated input and output view, an advanced report generation method for comparing multiple datasets and additional refrigerant and fluid types.

Engineering Toolbox includes the following calculation tools:

  • Power Factor Correction helps determine the required amount of capacitance for power factor correction.
  • Refrigerant Line Sizing allows selection of sizes of the interconnecting piping in a refrigerant system including suction line, discharge line and liquid line for a given system.
  • Properties of Air calculates all properties of moist or dry air at normal HVAC conditions using one state point.
  • Mixed Air Properties calculates all properties of moist or dry air at normal HVAC conditions using two state points.
  • Fluid Properties calculates physical properties for eight common HVAC fluids.
  • Ductulator® this electronic version simplifies the manual process of sizing ductwork based on Friction Losses by Darcy and Colebrook Equation.
  • Refrigerant Properties calculates physical properties for several common HVAC refrigerants.
  • Fan Law Calculator calculates adjusted fan properties by applying either the 1st or 4th fan law on a set of initial and adjusted conditions.
  • Unit Converter facilitates quick, accurate conversion between almost every possible HVAC unit of measure from one system to another.

To install and run the program you will need: a Pentium® 4 or higher processor, Microsoft Windows® 7/8 operating system, at least 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, and 500 MB of free hard-disk space (750 if Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 is not already installed).

 
Bentley (Maxsurf Enterprise, Moses, MultiFrame)

 
Intel Fortran

Looking for better Fortran application performance? The Intel® Fortran Compiler is the industry leader for building high performance applications. Here are some reasons you should consider the Intel Fortran compiler:

  • Your code can run significantly faster by taking advantage of the ever increasing core count and vector register width available in Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors
  • Implement portable code based on standards instead of proprietary.
  • Work with a familiar toolset on your favorite platform. It is source compatible across Windows*, Linux* and OS X*.
  • Outstanding support included with purchase gives you access to all product updates and new versions plus access to Intel® Premier Support.

Confidential Support and One Year of Updates Included Every paid version of our software products automatically gives you access to Intel Premier Support for at least a year from the date of purchase, and you can extend it for additional time at a reduced rate. This includes:

  • Free access to all new product updates, and continued access to and support for older versions of the product.
  • The ability to interact directly and privately with our product engineers by submitting confidential inquiries and code samples.
  • Responsiveness to your product needs (older and newer versions) and technical questions, a key reason for our customer satisfaction.
  • Community product forums covering all of our software development products.
  • Access to a vast library of self-help documents that build off of the decades of experience our community has in using our software products.

 
Solidworks

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.

Use this information to ensure you are always working with a SOLIDWORKS supported and optimized system for hardware, operating system and Microsoft products.

 
Stata

Stata is an extensible, integrated, interactive statistical package that provides tools for data analysis, data management and graphics.

Category: Statistical

Vendor Information

Vendor: Stata

Software Website: http://www.stata.com/

License Information

Current Version: 13

General OS Support: http://www.stata.com/products/compatible-operating-systems/

License Renewal Type: Perpetual

License Effective Dates: Educational Lab Perpetual License

Products

http://www.stata.com/products/

Individual License Purhcases

Terms of Use: http://www.stata.com/order/end-user-license-agreement/

Product Use Rights: A Single-User license is for a named individual who is identified as the only Authorized User. Subject to the terms and conditions, StataCorp grants to Customer a non-assignable, nontransferable license, without the right to sublicense, to use the Licensed Software, in object-code form only, solely for Customer’s internal business, research, or educational purposes, and solely by the Individual Customer.

Faculty/Staff Home Use: Customer may install up to three (3) copies of the Licensed Software, provided that only one (1) copy is in use at any given time (i.e., no concurrent use on different computers).

Institutional Licenses (Lab/Faculty Teaching Licenses)

Product Use Rights: Subject to the terms and conditions, StataCorp grants to Customer a non-assignable, nontransferable license, without the right to sublicense, to use the Licensed Software, in object-code form only, solely in an educational student lab environment for teaching purposes (but not for research purposes) within a degree-granting institution. Customer is authorized to install the Licensed Software on an unlimited number of machines as long as the specific number of Concurrent Authorized Users for which Customer has paid the applicable License Fee is not exceeded.

Faculty/Staff Home Use: Not available for this license type.

Availability

Institutional Licenses for Faculty/Staff: ITS’s Educational Lab Perpetual License for Stata is for instructional use in the ITS Public Computing Labs only. Faculty and Staff can order individual copies directly from Stata at http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/gp-campus.html.

Student Licenses: Students can order individual copies directly from Stata at http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/gp-campus.html.

 
Microsoft Office365

Designed to help students and teachers work together in exciting ways, this global offering provides eligible customers with access to Microsoft Office 365, best-in-class cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools.

Category: Business

Vendor Information

Vendor: Dell

Software Website: https://products.office.com/en-us/academic/office-365-education-plan

License Information

License Renewal Type: Annual

License Effective Dates: October 1st through September 30th

Product Use Rights

Terms of Use: Office365 is available for free to faculty, staff and students who are currently working at or attending an academic institution and allows installation of the full Office applications on up to 5 PC’s or Macs for free.

Faculty/Staf Home Use: Office365 is a cloud service accessible from anywhere.

Availability

Office365 is available to all current faculty, staff and students at no cost. Log in information and instructions can be found here: http://myapps.uno.edu

Contact

Students should contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@uno.edu.

UNO Faculty and staff should contact Microsoft directly at https://support.office.com/.