Data Computer

dataComputerWe offer a computer with a large amount of memory and faster processors in the Library Data Commons@Curry (302 Ruffner Hall). This is especially helpful when using software that relies heavily on RAM, like Stata. Datasets and specialized research software are also loaded onto this machine. This computer is available to U.Va. faculty, staff, and students during normal business hours of the LDCC and can be reserved for up to four hours a day. Reservations are encouraged to ensure the computer is available at a convenient time. When not reserved the data computer can be used for general academic research. However, priority is given to researchers who need to use the datasets and software.

The following research software titles are available:

Statistical Packages & Data Visualization:

  • AMOS 24 (Teaching & Research version)
  • Ansys
  • IDL
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • R and R Studio
  • SAS 9.4 (Teaching & Research version)
  • SPSS 24 (Teaching & Research version)
  • Stata SE 14 (stand-alone license)
  • Stat/Transfer 12
  • Tableau Desktop (full edition)

Qualitative Software:

  • QSR NVIVO 10


  • ArcGIS 10.4
  • Esri Business Analyst (2014 U.S. Standard Data Package)

CAD/3D Design:

  • Autodesk CAD
  • Maya (3D Animation)
  • SolidWorks (3D CAD Design software)

Web Publishing/Video & Image Editing:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Web Premium: Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash
  • Adobe Premier Elements (video editing)
  • Photoshop Elements


  • Office 2016

The following datasets are available: