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Quantum GIS Windows, Mac, Linux
Quantum GIS
By Quantum GIS
For Everybody

Quantum GIS is an open source GIS (Geographic Information System) application that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. It’s sort of a professional grade version of Google Earth, allowing you to work with detailed maps in raster, vector, or database format. It also opens files in the format produced by Arc GIS.

R Windows, Mac, Linux
By R Foundation for Statistical Computing
For Everybody

R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.

For additional information, please refer to: The R Project: LSU Overview.

RubyMine Windows, Mac, Linux
By JetBrains
For Students, Faculty

RubyMine is JetBrains's Ruby and Rails IDE. With RubyMine, you can produce high-quality code more efficiently, thanks to first-class support for Ruby and Rails, JavaScript and CoffeeScript, ERB and HAML, CSS, Sass and Less, and more.

If you would like to download RubyMine for free, please see the following TigerWare article: JetBrains Student Pricing

SageMath Windows, Mac, Linux
By Sage
For Everybody

SageMath is free open source math software that supports research and teaching in algebra, geometry, number theory, cryptography, numerical computation, and related areas.

Samba Linux
By Samba
For Everybody

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Samba: LSU Overview

SAS Windows, Linux
By SAS Institute Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: SAS: LSU Overview.

Scribus Windows, Mac, Linux
By Scribus
For Everybody

Scribus is an open source desktop publishing application.

Linux Users: Scribus can be downloaded on the Scribus Download page.

Spider Windows, Mac, Linux
By Cornell University
For Everybody

Cornell Spider is a tool for finding sensitive information on your computer.

IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: You may use this tool to search your own data and other files stored in your individual computer accounts on University-owned systems. A technician or administrator may use this tool to search data and other files stored in individual computer accounts on University-owned systems within his or her scope of responsibility if the technician:

  • has written permission from the individual to whom the account or device has been assigned or attributed.
  • has given prior written notification to the individuals that this tool will be used, by whom, for what purpose, and how the resulting information will be used.

For additional information, please see: Spider: LSU Overview.

SPSS Statistics Windows, Mac, Linux
SPSS Statistics
For Faculty, Staff

SPSS is a modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product line for the analytical process-planning, data collecting, data access, data management and preparation, data analysis, reporting, and deployment. The SPSS software is made available under the Louisiana State University license agreement with SPSS.

For additional information, please see: SPSS Statistics: LSU Overview.



Stata Windows, Mac, Linux
By Stata
For Everybody

Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Stata: LSU Overview.

Stellarium Windows, Mac, Linux
By Stellarium
For Everybody

Stellarium is free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. With Stellarium, you really see what you can not see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in planetariums.

For additional information, please refer to: Stellarium: LSU Overview.

Thunderbird Windows, Mac, Linux
By Mozilla
For Everybody

Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.

For additional information, please refer to: Mozilla Thunderbird: LSU Overview.

TotalView Mac, Linux
By Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
For Students

The TotalView Debugger is a high-powered, full-featured parallel debugger for C, C++ and Fortran for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix. TotalView Express Student Edition provides the power of TotalView scaled down to a personal development environment on a laptop or workstation.

TSM Client Windows, Mac, Linux
TSM Client
For Faculty, Staff

The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family of offers automated data protection that can help reduce the risks associated with data loss. The TSM enables you to protect your organization’s data from failures and other errors by storing backup, archive, space management and bare-metal restore data, as well as compliance and disaster-recovery data in a hierarchy of off line storage. 

For additional information, please refer to: Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM): LSU Overview.

Ubuntu Linux
By Ubuntu
For Everybody

Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.

You may download the .iso files for Ubuntu and acquire documentation, from our mirror here.

Vim Windows, Mac, Linux
By Vim
For Everybody

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

VirtualBox Windows, Mac, Linux
By Oracle
For Everybody

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction; see "innotek" for more about our company.

For more information, see: VirtualBox: LSU Overview

VLC Media Player Windows, Mac, Linux
VLC Media Player
By VideoLAN
For Everybody

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

For additional information, please refer to: VLC Media Player: LSU Overview

Linux Users: VLC Media Player can be downloaded on the VLC Media Player download page on the provider's website.

VMware Player Windows, Linux
VMware Player
By VMware
For Everybody

Run virtual machines on your Windows or Linux PC with VMware Player. This free desktop virtualization software application makes it easy to operate any virtual machine created by VMware Workstation, VMware Server or VMware ESX Server, as well as Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disks.

Linux Users: To download VMware Player, go to the VMWare Player download page and choose the bundle appropriate for your machine.

WebStorm Windows, Mac, Linux
By JetBrains
For Students, Faculty

WebStorm is a lightweight yet powerful JavaScript IDE that is perfectly equipped for complex client-side development and server-side development with Node.js

If you would like to download WebStorm for free, please see the following TigerWare article: JetBrains Student Pricing

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