DSS Computing Resources

Data and Statistical Services

Need help?

Assistance with a statistical package (R, Stata, or SPSS) or social science statistical methodology, is available by appointment.  DSS will not be staffed May 24 due to staff training. Data Services Specialists can help you in downloading, formatting, reshaping, or analyzing data. They also provide assistance with social science methodology. To identify and locate data, contact a subject specialist.

The DSS Lab is located in Firestone Library (A.12G)


  • 13 PCs w/Windows 10 and 28" monitors.   Workstations against the windows have 1.86 TB storage/128 GB RAM.  Other workstations have 953 GB storage/64 GB RAM.
  • 1 super mni-computer with 8 TB storage/3 TB RAM.
  • Printer

Statistics software

  • Stata/SE 9-17 (32/64 bit) (also available in all OIT clusters)
  • Stata/MP 17 (64 bit)
  • SPSS 28 (PASW) 
  • SAS 9.4
  • R, RStudio
  • Python 2.7/3.6 (Anaconda suite)
  • Virtual machine emulation software

Conversion software

Compression software

  • 7-Zip (freeware)

From PDF to Excel/Word

  • Currently a singe page scanner.  On order, a flatbed scanner (February 23, 2024)