MA Statistics: Computing

Incoming MAS students are expected to have a laptop to complete their coursework. Students are also expected to be technologically curious and familiar with a variety of business and statistical software. Below is a sample list of such software packages.

  • Operating systems / business and file management
    • Windows system
    • Linux / UNIX
    • Microsoft Office
    • Adobe Acrobat Professional
    • FileZilla
    • WinRAR
    • Notepad++
    • SSH Secure Shell Client
  • Programming, database and statistical computing
    • R
    • WinBUGS
    • Matlab
    • SAS
    • Python
    • ActivePerl
    • MySQL
    • Minitab
  • Documentation
    • Ghostscript
    • GSview
    • WinEdt or TeXnicCenter
    • MiKTeX

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has a computing cluster composed of more than 240 CPUs. It is suitable for large-scale computing, especially for simulation jobs involving many replications.