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Statistical and Mathematical Software: Home

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.


This guide provides information for the University of Melbourne community on where to access statistical software on campus; how to purchase licensed copies; training opportunities; links to support materials; and further reading.

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IT Licensing & Procurement

IT Infrastructure (University Services) centrally manage software license programs on behalf of the University.

A number of statistical packages are included in the site licenses program. A site license will offer university departments products which are centrally funded and can be deployed on University assets at no additional cost. 

Information for staff about programs included in the site licensing program

Other software packages are also available through bulk purchase programs. This offers departments, affiliated institutions and respective staff and students a way to purchase centrally-managed low cost software.  

Information about bulk purchase programs

For further advice and support, call the IT service desk on 8344 0888


Statistical Consulting Centre

The Statistical Consulting Centre at the University of Melbourne provides a range of services to members of the academic community. The Graduate Researcher Statistical Assistance Scheme (GRSAS) enables postgraduate research students to get up to five hours of free statistical advice. Check this list for your eligibility

  • The emphasis in the statistical advice will be on education and training.
  • If you need help beyond five hours, this will be on a fee-paying basis.
  • You must be currently enrolled.
  • You will need to bring a copy of the "Statistical consulting service to post-graduate students" form signed by your supervisor to your first consultation. Please visit their website for the current documentation.The consultants may decline to provide statistical assistance without a signed form.

The Statistical Consulting Centre offers advice, statistical consulting and data analysis to staff and postgraduate students within the University and others outside the University.