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Software at Lane Library

Software on Public Computers

The following software is installed on all public computers in Lane Library:

  • Acrobat Pro
  • Microsoft Office
  • JMP Pro
  • Matlab
  • SAS
  • SPSS

Adobe Creative Cloud and GraphPad Prism are available on two public computers. Ask for assistance at the Information Desk.

Accessing Research Software

There are several alternatives for accessing the software resources available on the computers located in Lane Library, including remote cluster computers provided by the Office of Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning through the cluster-checkout program, services such as Farmshare, Sherlock, and Nero, as well as Stanford Software Licensing's webstore the University Bookstore.

For labs looking to access software tools: The Computational Services and Bioinformatics Facility (CSBF) provides a wide variety of software for scientific and administrative use to affiliated labs. Your lab can request an affilation on their website.

Data Analysis

  • ArcGIS Pro is available on remote cluster computers and can be downloaded for local installation.
  • GraphPad Prism individual and group licenses are available directly through GraphPad.
  • Matlab is available for download free of charge through a Stanford-wide license. Matlab is also available on Remote Cluster computers and through Farmshare and Sherlock.
  • NVivo is available to download free of charge courtesy of Stanford Libraries.
  • R and RStudio are available to download free of charge. RStudio is also available on Remote Cluster computers as well as through Farmshare and Sherlock.
  • SAS is available through Farmshare and Sherlock. It is also available at a discounted rate through Stanford Software Licensing's webstore.
  • SPSS is available on remote cluster computers and can be downloaded for local installation. It is also available at a discounted rate through Stanford Software Licensing's webstore.
  • Stata is available on Remote Cluster computers as well as through Farmshare and Sherlock. It is also available for purchase at a discounted price through Stata Gradplan.

Imaging Tools

  • Adobe Illustrator is available on remote cluster computers and is available for purchase at a discounted price through Stanford Software Licensing's webstore.
  • Adobe Photoshop is available on remote cluster computers and is available for purchase at a discounted price through Stanford Software Licensing's webstore.

Office Tools

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro is available on remote cluster computers and is available for purchase at a discounted price through the Stanford Software Licensing's webstore.
  • Endnote can be purchased through the University Bookstore at a discounted price. For most reference management needs, Lane Library recommends Zotero, which is available free of charge.
  • Microsoft Office: Stanford has a license agreement with Microsoft that allows faculty and staff to download Office and other products free of charge. Microsoft Office products are also available on remote cluster computers.
  • Microsoft Visio: Stanford has a license agreement with Microsoft that allows faculty and staff to download Visio and other products free of charge.