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Autodesk Suite

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Autodesk is 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software used for manufacturing, building and construction, and media/entertainment.

Design and fabricate in a single cloud-based tool, connect with your team with easy, built-in collaboration, and work online or offline. Learn more.

How to Obtain

Licensing

Autodesk has made this software available for free to MIT faculty, staff, and students to use in class instruction or for academic research.

Actual ODBC Driver for Oracle

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How to Obtain

Actual Technologies ODBC drivers allows Mac OS X users connect to enterprise databases using common desktop applications such as Microsoft Excel and FileMaker Pro. 

Create pivot tables, charts, and graphs from an Excel database via Microsoft's built-in support for ODBC queries. ODBC drivers support the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), making it easy to configure a cloud-based Oracle database.

SPSS

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IBM SPSS Statistics is an integrated family of products that addresses the entire analytical process, from planning to data collection to analysis, reporting, and deployment. It has more than a dozen fully-integrated modules to choose from.

How to obtain

Licensing

SPSS is licensed for educational use on MIT-owned machines only.

MATLAB

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MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) is a programming and numeric computing platform used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages. MIT's license covers the majority of the available MATLAB toolboxes.

How to obtain

Licensing

Mathematica

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Mathematica provides a single integrated, continually expanding system that covers the breadth and depth of technical computing—and with Mathematica Online, it is seamlessly available in the cloud through any web browser, as well as natively on all modern desktop systems.

How to Obtain

Licensing 

Mathematica is licensed for use by MIT students, faculty, and staff on MIT-owned and personal machines.

Note: Lincoln Lab and the Whitehead Institute employees are not covered by MIT's license.

Maple for All Platforms

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Maple combines a powerful math engine with an interface that makes it easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems. Learn more.

How to Obtain

Licensing

Maple is licensed for use by current MIT faculty, staff, and students only for educational and academic research on either MIT-owned or on personally-owned computers.
Note: Licenses are not available to Lincoln Lab under MIT's contract with Maplesoft.

Guest Accounts

A guest account is required for temporary staff, former students or staff who are no longer eligible but need continuing access to their account, and visitors who need an MIT electronic identity.

MIT Kerberos Accounts

Your MIT Kerberos account (sometimes called an Athena/MIT/email account) is your online identity at MIT. Once you set up your account, you will be able to access your MIT email, educational technology discounts, your records, printing services, and much more.

When you register for an account on MIT's Athena system, you create your MIT Kerberos identity.

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