Specialized Informatics Software on the Research Computer "Cluster"
Software on Library Computers
The following is a list of the software available for use on the library's public computers. The software is on all computers unless otherwise stated. Online streaming video and other educational resources can be found on the Student Resources GalterList.
PC / Windows
Galter License to MetaCore
Galter Library has a license to the pathway analysis software GeneGo MetaCore. This software is entirely web-based with a graphical user interface and extensive user help guides and tutorials.
After registration, you can use MetaCore from any computer with an internet connection. You don't have to come to the library to use MetaCore.
The library provides access to a number of statistical software packages (SAS, Stata, SPSS, R) and productivity software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) on the public computers at Galter. However we do not provide educational or technical support for these products. Here are your options:
- Online tutorials: check the individual software website for guides and video tutorials or search YouTube.
- lynda.com: on demand access to a full range of online courses, currently being piloted by NU. Includes tutorials on all the major software packages. Learn more.
- Biostatistical Collaboration Center: offers fee-based support and collaboration on statistical projects.
- Take a class through NU Human Resources or get one-on-one support (faculty/staff only). These services are fee-based. Learn more.
Discounted or Free Software for NU Affiliates
Some of the software listed here is offered for academic and/or personal use at significant or total discount to Northwestern faculty and staff or students. An active NetID is required to download any software. See the NUIT Software site for details and instructions.
Updated: June 15th, 2018 08:32