Research Software Support

The Research Software Support team, formerly ITS Research Computing Support, has joined UVa Library’s Research Data Services. Research Software Support is located in Ruffner 302, the newly renovated Library Data Commons @Curry. We will help you with obtaining, installing, and using site-licensed research software titles.

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The University of Virginia’s ITS licenses many statistical, mathematical and scientific software packages for members of the University community  Many of these tools may be accessed via the UVa Hive or downloaded from the UVa Software Gateway. For more details on eligibility, installation and downloading, please click on the link to the product of interest at the right.

June 2015: AMOS V22 will fail to license in certain instances. If this occurs on your installation of AMOS 22 you can solve the problem by installing V23 from UVa Software.

Spring 2015: We’ve added “A Quick Guide to Obtaining Research Software” located on top of the list of  available software titles. Please consult this guide before you try to obtain software if you’ve never gotten software from the UVa Software Gateway as it explains each step of the way.

October 29, 2014: Yosemite can cause Matlab on Mac to stop working. You must upgrade to Matlab 2014b to continue to run Matlab after upgrading to Yosemite.

September 30, 2014: Using Stata on The Hive? We have instructions for you if you need to add additional modules on our Stata page.

April 22, 2014: Retirement of S-Plus/Tibco Spotfire

After several years of low usage, the UVa Site-License Committee has decided not to renew the S-Plus site license, and on or about August 18, 2014, S-Plus will be removed from the classroom build, the Hive and the /common directory. The open-source package “R” has nearly identical functionality to S-Plus, and most S-Plus users will not have trouble or experience downtime when they make the switch.

Additionally, users can obtain free one-year individual licenses from the OnTheHub store: