Mathematica - a comprehensive system for mathematical computation, modeling, simulation, visualization, and development.

MATLAB - a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. Typical uses include: data analysis, exploration, and visualization.

Microsoft 365 (Office) - JMU students receive a subscription to run Microsoft 365 (Office) applications at no cost for Windows and Macintosh computers. In addition, you may install it on up to 5 computers. Your subscription to Microsoft 365 will remain as long as you are enrolled as a JMU student. 

NVivo - software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It's designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content.

Ivanti Secure Access (formerly Pulse Secure) – software used to connect your computer to JMU’s SSL VPN service.

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SAS - a comprehensive tool for analyzing data that facilitates statistical analysis, data management, forecasting, decision support, research, and other academic and business functions.

SPSS - a comprehensive system for analyzing data. It can take data from almost any type of file and generate tabulated reports, plot distributions and trends, create charts and graphs, and perform descriptive and complex statistical analyses.


Where can I get Help/Support?

Information Technology Help Desk at (540) 568-3555, IT Service Portal or helpdesk@jmu.edu


Q: Where can I find software offered by my college?

A: Software for CISE is available at https://support.cise.jmu.edu/.  Note, this software is supported by CISE, not by Information Technology.

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