Statistical Software Licensing and Data Collection

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Statistical Programs and Data Collection

ITS supplies a number of different options for instructors and researchers on campus to assist in data collection, data storage, and data mining and analysis. The following is a list of some of the offerings:

  • Paper survey processing using Scantron
  • REDCap (Research Electronic Data CAPture)
  • The Monsoon High Performance Cluster
  • Stats packages including SPSS and JMP on the desktop

Statistical Processing and Analysis

ITS supports three statistical programs at NAU that may be installed on faculty, staff, departmental, and student computers for non-commercial, Academic or Academic Research use only. These include SPSS (also called PASW, this includes AMOS) and JMP running on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS X. 

NOTE: We have seen issues with installation of SPSS on Mac and Windows with the newer versions. The License Authorization Wizard must be run separately after the software installation.

Current Versions:

Product Version License Period covered
SPSS 24 2017-2018
SAS 9.4 2017-2018
JMP 13 2017-2018

NOTE: SPSS for the Mac will only run on Intel-based Macs, not the earlier PowerPC systems. AMOS is included with the Windows version of SPSS. License period will be updated each year as soon as the new license is available. 

R and RStudio are utilized by some departments at NAU. Currently RStudio is available on the Jan and Dana servers. Very limited support is available for R and RStudio. SAS has also released a free University Edition

Mathematica is available for Student, staff, and Faculty use. The product may be installed on home machines. Information for the product and how to obtain a copy may be found on the CEFNS Mathematica website.

SAS is availalble for free for desktop computers as the SAS University Edition from SAS is also available on the VLAB and the Monsoon cluster.

These software packages are installed in the Computer Labs on campus as well as on the Virtual Lab (vlab).


NOTE: JMP is now available for free for Teaching and Research.

The yearly license for the statistical packages runs from July 1st to the end of the following June. New licenses typically arrive in July and, once available, are placed on the self registration pages via the SPSS self registration page and soon a JMP self registration page. SPSS has a 30-day grace period, JMP 60 days, and SAS has a 90-day grace period. Licensing is handled separately for both SPSS and SAS JMP. You may self register each year (access is available only on the NAU domain or if logged into the NAU VPN).

SAS, SPSS, and JMP are only available for teaching and research applications by University Faculty, Staff, and Students. Administrative users should look into the use of R and an SPSS clone named PSPP. SAS is available for free to faculty and students through SAS, is also available on the High performance cluster (Monsoon) and the ITS VLAB for non-administrative and non-commerial research and instruction. SPSS and JMP are available for individual desktops and also on the ITS VLAB.
Additional information and general support of statistical processing and programs at NAU is available.  

Related Services

Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

JMP software is an interactive data visualization and statistical analysis tool.
Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

SAS is a full featured statistical and data mining tool.
Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

SPSS/PASW is a computer program used for survey authoring, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis, and collaboration and deployment.

Training & Documentation

ARSA Team Servers - Under Construction General Purpose Servers The following is a list of the general purpose servers maintained by the SCAN team.   Machine Name Operating System Audience Services RHEL 6 faculty, staff, departments PHP, Web Server, st

General Information Academic Computing also assists in  survey processing  and  Faculty evaluation  processing. ITS is able to supply (for a nominal charge) scan forms that you may employ in your survey based research. 

JMP is available for Windows and Macintosh. 

REDCap At NAU What is REDCap? REDCap is a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Using REDCap's stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, you may create and design projects using 1) the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer;

RStudio Using RStudio on Jan or Dana R and RStudio are open source implementations of statistical routines that may be used instead of or in conjunction with other statistical programs at NAU.  To access RStudio you will need either a dana or a jan account. Once you have an account on either of these SC

SAS is a full featured statistical and data mining tool available on Microsoft Windows only.

ITS Supports the SPSS/PASW statistical package at NAU