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Math and CS Software

Mathematica (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Mathematica is available in the Barnes, Palmer 2, Physics Computation, Math and Library North Basement labs,as well as via the Virtual Lab on the SAS terminal server, and by home-use download.

Free Home-use Download: All CC students can download a free full copy of Mathematica for use on their laptop or desktop computer (Mac and PC). Request a home-use license from the Wolfram Student Activation Key Request FormGo to the bottom of the page where it says "Don't have a Wolfram ID?" and click the Create Account button. Use your Colorado College email address to submit the form.

 

Minitab (Windows*)

Minitab is available in the Barnes, Palmer 2, and Library North Basement labs and via the Virtual Lab on the SAS terminal server. A 30-day free trial is also available for download. A six month rental is also available for $29.99 from OnTheHub.

*Minitab is currently only available for Windows but CAN be used by Mac users via the SAS Terminal server. MINITAB EXPRESS FOR MAC COMING IN AUGUST 2014.
 

 

Virtual Lab on SAS Terminal Server (Windows & Mac)

To use Math/Stat software remotely, connect to the SAS Terminal server:

Windows 

  • Open Remote Desktop Connection (usually in Start Menu > Accessories)
  • type "SAS.coloradocollege.edu" into the "Computer:" field
  • Click Connect
  • Enter your Colorado College username and password
  • Make sure to log off the machine when done (Start menu > Log off)

Mac

  • Download and install CoRD or Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • Open CoRD or Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • type "SAS.coloradocollege.edu" into the "Computer:" field
  • Click Connect
  • Enter your Colorado College username and password
  • Make sure to log off the machine when done (Start menu > Log off)
     
     

MATLAB (Windows & Mac)

MATLAB is available in the Barnes, Palmer 2, Math Department, and Library North Basement labs, as well as via the Virtual Lab on the SAS terminal server. (See instructions above).
CC does not have student licenses available for personal laptops, but a student version of the software can be purchased for $50



JAVA & JGrasp

We currently run Java 7 and JGrasp in our Windows lab.

You will need to download the following software to create and run java programs:

1) A Java editor - we use and recommend JGRASP. It is free to download from www.jgrasp.org.
2) The latest JDK (Java Developers Kit) from Oracle  *Not JRE*

Windows & Linux:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.

Optional: You may need to add the java\bin folder to PATH variable under your environmental variables.

 

Mac OS X: 
Java is available through your software updater, or can be found at Apple Support, or from CNet Download.
Once your software is installed or updated, you will then need to run:
Applications -> Utilities -> Java -> Java Preferences 

Change the order of Java versions to use (Java application versions) so that Java SE 7 is on the top of the list.

Check that Java 7 is correctly activated: You need to run a terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) and to type the command: java -version 



LaTEX 

MikTEX and TeXmaker editor are available in the Math PC labs.

You will need to download two programs: the TeX engine, and a TeX editor.

TeX Engines for Windows or Linux PC:
MikTEX Tex Engine, free to download 
proTeXt - based on MikTEX, free

TeX Engine for Mac:
MacTeX - free

Editors:

  • TeXMaker Free cross-platform TeX editor
  • WINEDT a nice graphical TeX frontend editor (30-day trial, fully functional, but will bug you to register after 30 days. Student licenses are $30.)
  • WinShell free TeX frontend editor (with no trial warnings). 

     

Linux 

Linux is used in our computer science courses, and in the computing lab in TSC 209. 

A Free, open-source operating system, comes in many flavors. Here are just a few: 

www.ubuntu.com 
www.centos.org
www.fedoraproject.com