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Last updated: 19 Oct 2020 10:41am

Home-use software

Software available for installation on your personal device

Office 365

Office 365 provides you with online access to software including, Word, Excel and OneNote from any web browser.

You can install Office software to our own device.

  1. Visit https://www.office.com
  2. Log in with your email address and password
  3. Select ‘Install Office Apps’

For further guidance see below link.

MATLAB

MATLAB

MATLAB® is the high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide. It lets you explore and visualize ideas and collaborate across disciplines including signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance. MATLAB can be installed on personal laptops and desktops, even if they are located off-site. Members of staff who wish to use MATLAB at home are able to do so under an agreement between MathWorks and City, University of London.

To use MATLAB

  1. Raise a service request ticket with the IT Service Desk by selecting 'Log an IT Service Request'. Locate the 'Software Requests' category and then select 'Student/Home use software request'.
  2. Once you have submitted your request, you will receive an email to confirm further instructions.
  3. You will then receive an email direct from MathWorks with your login detail.
  4. The installation instructions are provided in the first email. Alternatively, use the Installation of MATLAB instructions to complete your installation.
  5. Once students have registered to use MATLAB they can also acquire online training. Students will have until the end of July to access and complete the course content.

NVivo

NVivo

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis package for use by qualitative researchers working with text-based and/or multi-media information. It supports a range of data formats including audio files, videos, digital photos, Word, PDF, spreadsheets, rich text, plain text, and web and social media data. Information can be interchanged with other applications. City, University of London now provides site licences for both Windows and macOS. It can be installed on personal laptops and desktops, even if they are located off-site. Members of staff who wish to use NVivo at home are able to do so under an agreement between QSR International and City, University of London.

To use NVivo

  1. Raise a service request ticket with the IT Service Desk by selecting 'Log an IT Service Request'. Locate the 'Software Requests' category and then select 'Student/Home use software request'.
  2. Once you have submitted your request, you will receive an email to confirm further instructions.
  3. The authorisation code will be sent to your mailbox. Login into your City email to check and obtain the code.
  4. You are required to download the software after receiving the code. The installation links are provided in the first email. Alternatively, click on the relevant installation link below.

Installation files

  1. NVivo 12 – Windows Installer
  2. NVivo 12 – macOS Installer

Installation guides

  1. Installation guide for Windows
  2. Installation guide for macOS

OxMetrics

OxMetrics

OxMetrics is a family of software packages for the econometric and financial analysis of time series, forecasting, econometric model selection and for the statistical analysis of cross-sectional data and panel data. It can be installed on personal laptops and desktops, even if they are located off-site. Members of staff who wish to use OxMetrics at home are able to do so under an agreement between Timberlake and City, University of London.

To use OxMetrics

  1. Raise a service request ticket with the IT Service Desk by selecting 'Log an IT Service Request'. Locate the 'Software Requests' category and then select 'Student/Home use software request'.
  2. Follow the important instructions and download the relevant installation files, alternatively you can click on the installation file links below.

Installation files

  1. OxMetrics 7 – Windows Installer
  2. OxMetrics 7 – macOS Installer
  3. OxMetrics 7 – Linux Installer (64-bit)
  4. OxMetrics 7 – Linux Installer (32-bit)

Installation guides

Installation guide for OxMetrics 7

SPSS Statistics and AMOS

SPSS Statistics and AMOS

SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) is one of the most popular statistical packages which can perform highly complex data manipulation and analysis. Members of staff can use SPSS at home and it is available for installation on personal laptops and desktops.

How to use it?

Windows

After raising a request with the IT Service Desk, see notes below on process. Do not raise a request twice.

MacOS/Linux

After raising a request with the IT Service Desk, see notes below on process. Do not raise a request twice.

Other system

VPN connection required to use via labs.city.ac.uk if the hardware allows it.

To install SPSS on your personal machine (Mac/Linux/Windows):

  1. You will of received an email to confirm further instructions after making your Service Request.
  2. The software key will be sent to your mailbox. Login into your City email to check and obtain the software key.
  3. You are required to download the software after receiving the key. The installation links are provided in the first email. Alternatively, click on the relevant installation link below.

Please note, it is necessary to renew your SPSS authorisation code annually around August each year.

Installation files

  1. SPSS Statistics 26 – Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit) Installer
  2. SPSS Statistics 26 – Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit) Installer
  3. SPSS Statistics 26 – macOS Installer
  4. SPSS Statistics 26 – Linux Installer
  5. SPSS AMOS 26 – Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit) Installer

Installation guides

  1. Installation guide – SPSS Statistics
  2. Installation guide – SPSS AMOS

Minitab

Minitab

Minitab is a popular statistical analysis package used for scientific applications, in particular for design and analysis of experiments, time series, charts and plots.

How to install using the enterprise license file:

Creating a Minitab account

1. Go to https://www.minitab.com/en-us/downloads/

2. Select 'download your license copy'

3. Select your operating system

4. Download the files

5. Create a Minitab account when promoted using the following details (if you have not already).

  • Your City email address
  • Your organisation as City, University of London
  • The country as the United Kingdom
  • The Address and Postcode should be the City, Universit address and Postcode.

6. Click the link in your account activation email sent to your City email address

7.Create your password and sign in to your Minitab account

Downloading the software
  1. Go to https://www.minitab.com/en-us/downloads/
  2. Go to downloads
  3. Select 'download your license copy'
  4. Select your operating system
  5. Download the installer (Minitab_WIN_18.1.0.0setup.exe) and the license file (minitab_18_licence.lic) to your PC. Double-click the Minitab installer. Select your language and agree to the terms of use.
  6. When the installer asks for your licence type, choose Multi-User licence with a licence server or file.
  7. When asked to enter the name of the licence server, type in CUL

How to replace the enterprise license file

  1. Launch Minitab.
  2. A window titled “Minitab Multi-User License Utility” will appear.
  3. Select “Specify the License File”.
  4. Browse to and select the file you downloaded earlier, “minitab_18_licence.lic”.
  5. Click “Okay” to launch Minitab.
  6. Register using your City email address.

It is important that you keep the licence file in the same location, as the software will look for it every time you launch it. If you move it, the next time you launch it the License Utility will open again for you to browse to the new location.

For more advanced installation methods or to deploy to multiple computers, please see the Minitab Express Install Guide online at the Minitab documentation site.