Supported Software

Last revision February 27, 2014

Software status for Winter Quarter, 2014

The first table shows applications installed just for the current quarter. These will be removed at the end of the quarter, unless requested again for a course in the following quarter.

The remaining tables show applications that are maintained every quarter as part of the standard set. These are generally updated with patches or new versions at the beginning of every quarter.

All PCs in the lab have identical software, but some programs have licenses that limit the number of simultaneous users (shown in parentheses). We are running the 64 bit edition of Windows 7 Professional and 64 bit Mac OS X 10.8. We preferentially install 64 bit versions of applications when available so they can use all the RAM in the computer.

These labels show how software is installed under each operating system:

  • LOCAL - This application is locally installed on the system disk. Run these applications in the normal way from the Start menu in Windows or the Applications folder in Mac OS X.

  • SHARE - lesser used Windows applications, those needed for only one course, and 32 bit applications that do not run natively under 64 bit Windows 7 are generally installed on a file share on the sesfs.stanford.edu file server that is auto-mounted as drive W:. VMware's "ThinApp" virtualization technology is used to wrap these applications so they will run correctly when stored on the server. Run these applications by opening the W: drive or the a65winapps shortcut on the desktop and double-clicking the application icon.

  • N.A. This application is not available under this operating system.

  • Please also check the Software Tips page for important information needed to correctly use software packages.

    Applications Installed for Current Quarter Only
    (these will be removed at end of quarter)

    Installed under: Software Program
    Windows Mac OS X  
    local n.a. AMPL v12.2 - Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming
    local n.a. The Kingdom Suite v8.8SP1 - seismic interpretation
    local n.a. Schlumberger Petromod v2013.1

    Permanently Installed Applications


    Science, Math, Image Processing and Visualization:
    Installed under: Software Program
    Windows Mac OS X  
    local local Matlab R2013a (see Software Tips page) (20 licenses) - mathematical modeling and analysis with these additional modules (10 licenses each, unless shown otherwise):
      Communications Blockset, Communications Toolbox, Control System Toolbox, Financial Toolbox, Fuzzy Logic Toolbox, Global Optimization Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox, Mapping Toolbox, MATLAB compiler, Neural Network Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Parallel Computing Toolbox, Partial Differential Equation Toolbox, Signal Processing Blockset, Signal Processing Toolbox (20), Simulink, Simulink Control Design, Spline Toolbox, Statistics Toolbox (20), Symbolic Math Toolbox, System Identification Toolbox, Wavelet Toolbox
    local local Comsol MultiPhysics v4.3b (15 licenses) - provides the following science modules:
      AC/DC, Acoustics, CAD Import, CFD, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Geomechanics, Livelink for Matlab, Optimization, RF, Structural Mechanics, and Subsurface Flow
    local local R v3.0.2 and R Studio v0.98 - statistical data analysis
    local n.a. SGeMS v3.0b - geostatistical earth modeling
    local n.a. ArcGIS Desktop v10.1sp1 and associated programs - geographical information system (see Software Tips page)
    local n.a. ESRI Business Analyst v10.1 (ArcGIS extension)
    local n.a. InVEST v2.5.6 (ArcGIS extension) - valuation of environmental services
    local n.a. Geochemists Workbench Standard v9.08 (10 licenses)
    local n.a. Paradigm GOCAD Suite 2011.3p1 (formerly Earth Decision Suite)
    local local Google Earth v7.1.2 - terrain visualization
    local local Google Refine v2.5 - data cleanup and transformation
    local local ENVI v5.0 and IDL v8.2 (20 licenses) - remote sensing image visualization and analysis
    local local QCN Live v7.3 - plot and analyze seismic events

    Programming and Modeling Languages:
    Installed under: Software Program
    Windows Mac OS X  
    local n.a. Microsoft Visual Studio Pro 2013
    local n.a. Microsoft .NET Framework (2.0SP2, 3.5SP1, and 4.0)
    n.a. local Xcode v5.0.2 - C compiler and development environment
    n.a. local GNU C, C++, and Fortran compilers - see Software Tips for information on how to access.
    local local Python v2.7.2
    share n.a. Stella v9.1.2 (8 licenses) - System modeling

    Productivity Applications and Utilities:
    Installed under: Software Program
    Windows Mac OS X  
    local local Kerberos client - login to Stanford network services (Network Identity Manager v3.22 on Windows, Kerberos for Mac v4.1.1
    local local Ssh remote logins (SecureCRT v7.0.2 on Windows - see Software Tips page, Leland SSH v3.1.1 on Mac)
    local local Sftp file transfers (SecureFX v7.0.2 on Windows - see Software Tips page, Fetch v5.7.3 on Mac)
    local local X Window server ( Xming v6.9.0.31 on Windows, XQuartz v2.7.5 on Mac)
    local local Microsoft Remote Desktop client (v6.0 on Windows, v8.0.3 on Mac)
    local local Microsoft Office - v2013 Professional on Windows, v2011 on Mac - includes Word, Excel, Excel Solver, and PowerPoint
    local n.a. Microsoft Visio 2013
    local n.a. Microsoft Project 2013
    local local Adobe Reader v11.0.4 - PDF viewer
    local local Adobe Flash Player plugin v11.9
    local local Adobe Shockwave Player plugin v12
    local local Adobe AIR plug-in v3.9
    local local QuickTime (v7.74 on Windows, v10.2 on Mac) - multimedia player
    local local Microsoft Silverlight v5.0 - web multimedia player
    n.a. local iLife '11: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb - multimedia creation
    local n.a. GSView v5.0 and GhostScript v9.10 - PostScript viewer
    n.a. local Preview v6.0.1 - PDF, PostScript, and graphics viewer and converter
    local local Mozilla Firefox v26 - web browser
    local local Google Chrome v31 - web browser
    local n.a. Internet Explorer v11 - web browser
    n.a. local Safari v6.1.1 - web browser
    local n.a. Windows Media Player v11
    n.a. local Flip4Mac Player v3.2.0.16 - Windows media player for Mac
    local local VideoLAN VLC media player v2.1.2
    local local Sophos Anti-virus (v10.x on Windows, v9.x on Mac)
    local local CD/DVD burning (built-in to operating system)
    local local Zip archive handling (ZipGenius v6.3 on Windows, built-in on Mac)
    n.a. local Apple Messages v7.0.1 - video conferencing with built-in webcam
    local local Screen snapshot capture (MWSnap 3.0.0.74 on Windows, built-in on Mac)