SPSS 16 for Linux Installed on Falcon

SPSS 16 for Linux is now available, but it requires 64-bit Linux. Thus we've installed it on Falcon, the SSCC's 64-bit Linux server, rather than Hal (which is 32-bit). In theory 64-bit Linux will allow SPSS to use more memory and work with larger data sets.

In order to connect to Falcon you'll probably need to set up a new session in your Linux client program. If you are using X-Win32 (which we suggest for Windows users), visit our publications page for instructions. If you're using a different program, all you probably need to know is that the server name is and you should connect using SSH2 just like Kite and Hal.

Please let us know if you have any difficulties getting connected to Falcon or find any problems with the new version. We're eager to make sure this is a smooth transition for all our Linux SPSS users.

Other Software Changes

We've made a few other statistical software changes this past month. These include:

  • Mathematica 6.0.1 is now available on both the lab PCs and Winstats.
  • HLM on the Winstats was upgraded to version 6.06.
  • Matlab on Linux was upgraded to version 7.5.

Two Training Opportunities in Qualitative Data Analysis

Bring your NVivo questions and difficulties to an interactive session with campus NVivo expert, Chris Thorn, on March 11th from 1-3 in Social Science 3218. Visit our training web page to register.

DoIT will be offering a brown bag entitled "Transana: Facilitating the Qualitative Analysis of Video for Individual Researchers and Research Teams" on Friday, April 4, 2008, 10 a.m. - Noon in the Pyle Center Auditorium, Room 121. Chris Thorn and David Woods, researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, will be the speakers at this event. For more information and to register (no fee), visit DoIT's event page.

Printing Large-Format Posters

With PAA just around the corner, it's good to know that there are several places on campus for printing large-format posters. Visit DoIT's web site for locations and pricing.