Research & Analysis Resources for Students

The following resources for research and analysis are available for students. Keep reading for more information about licensing and downloads.

ArcGIS and ArcMap Desktop

ArcGIS is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and discovering geographic information, using maps and geographic information in a range of applications, and managing geographic information in a database.  

Only available to NSM (Natural Sciences & Mathematics) students.

See the GIS Lab Technology website for further information.

ERDAS Imagine

ERDAS Imagine provides tools for all remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS needs.

Only available to GIS students. Please contact your instructor for access and further information.


JMP (pronounced "jump") is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis. To download, go to Mac Applications or PC Applications in MyDU.

See JMP License Renewal or License Install for licensing renewal or contact IT Help Center at 303-871-4700 for assistance.

Mathematica Student

Wolfram Mathematica is a modern technical computing system spanning most areas of technical computing — including neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and others.

See Mathematica for Students for installation instructions


MATLAB is a numerical computing environment that allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages.

Get Access through the University of Denver MATLAB Portal

Details for installing and getting started with MATLAB


Nvivo is a qualitative and mixed methods data analytics application.  

Download NVivo 12 for Windows

Download NVivo 12 Mac

Learn More about Nvivo


The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis administers the university's site license for Qualtrics, a robust survey tool that students, faculty, and staff can use for free with an active DU email address.

Learn More about Qualtrics


SAS is a statistical software suite for data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics. 

Download SAS

Learn More about SAS

Spartan 18 and Spartan Student

Spartan is a molecular modeling and computational chemistry application from Wavefunction. To download, go to PC Applications in MyDU.

Learn More about Spartan

SPSS Statistics

SPSS is a statistical analysis software licensed for University owned PCs and Macs. To download, go to Mac Applications or PC Applications in MyDU.

Learn More about SPSS

Starry Night College

Starry Night College Astronomy and Earth Science software is an Interactive Sky Simulator.

Starry Night is only available to Physics Lab students. Please contact your instructor for more information.


Stata is a powerful statistical software that enables users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data.

Due to COVID-19, the University of Denver is making STATA available to all students, faculty and staff until May 31st, 2020. After that time, all STATA licenses will return to their original department owners and the COVID-19 license will not longer be available.

Instructions for downloading Stata


Tableau is data analysis and visualization software. Full-time students may install the desktop version of Tableau and use it for one-year under Tableau's Academic Program. Under this program, full-time students may download, install, and use Tableau for academic purposes only.

Learn More about Tableau