New Version of Stata

The newest version of Stata 13 IC is now available via download for faculty, staff, and students: Stata/IC allows datasets with as many as 2,047 variables. The number of observations is limited only by the amount of RAM in your computer. Stata/IC can have at most 798 right-hand-side variables in a model. For more information about Stata 13 features visit: http://www.stata.com/stata13/   Continue reading New Version of Stata

ITS seeks Technical Support Associate (Summer)

Overview If you are a current Swarthmore college student looking for a summer job where you can gain valuable professional experience in the field of technology, we are accepting applications for Technical Support Associates. Benefits Develop skills that are highly valued in the job market: technical support, customer service, problem solving, and team work Work in a fun, active, and supportive team environment Contribute your ideas on improving IT services Duties Upgrade faculty/staff computers as part of the college computer replacement project. This includes new computer setup, data migration,hardware/software installation, troubleshooting, and inventory management. Requirements To be successful in this position you should possess: Good interpersonal skills … Continue reading ITS seeks Technical Support Associate (Summer)

Adobe Creative Cloud is Here!!!

ITS is happy to announce the release of Adobe Creative Cloud! This software can be downloaded from our ITS Software page. What you need to know: Despite the fact that Adobe chose to name the new version “Creative Cloud”, the software is not cloud software and will still be installed locally on to your Mac or PC. The new license allows us to install Adobe Creative Cloud only on college owned computers. Faculty and staff will be able to access the Creative Cloud applications on College-provided laptops on or off campus without needing to connect with the keyserver. Faculty and staff will also have … Continue reading Adobe Creative Cloud is Here!!!

Please hold off on updating to Mavericks OS X 10.9

You may have heard Apple today announced that OS X 10.9 Mavericks is available as a free update today.  However, at this time ITS is recommending that community members NOT update to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks yet. Although OS X 10.9 offers many new features which may be helpful to you, we need time to identify and resolve any potential incompatibilities with core Swarthmore systems and software before we can support you running the new operating system.  Apple surprised many of us by releasing Mavericks today.  Please know that we are working hard to support your use of Mavericks in the near future. … Continue reading Please hold off on updating to Mavericks OS X 10.9

New Version of SPSS

ITS has a newer edition of SPSS (version 21 ) available for download for faculty, staff, and students here:ITS Software What’s new in version 21? Simulation. Predictive models, such as linear regression, require a set of known inputs to predict an outcome or target value. In many real world applications, however, values of inputs are uncertain. Simulation allows you to account for uncertainty in the inputs to predictive models and evaluate the likelihood of various outcomes in the presence of that uncertainty. See the topic Simulation for more information. One-click descriptive statistics. Select variables in the Data Editor and get … Continue reading New Version of SPSS

New Version of SPSS

ITS has a newer edition of SPSS (version 19) available for download for faculty, staff, and students here:ITS Software What’s new in version 19? Linear models: Linear models predict a continuous target based on linear relationships between the target and one or more predictors. Linear models are relatively simple and give an easily interpreted mathematical formula for scoring. The properties of these models are well understood and can typically be built very quickly compared to other model types (such as neural networks or decision trees) on the same dataset. This feature is available in the Statistics Base add-on module. See … Continue reading New Version of SPSS