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MASH : Maths and Stats Help

Accessing Statistics and Mathematics Software

Supported by Digital Technologies

The Digital Technologies team develops, delivers and supports digital technology for the University of Lincoln community. They now offer AppsAnywhere. This is a way to access software, that is usually only accessible on campus machines, by streaming. Digital Technologies have a 'How To...' guide to help you use this. AppsAnywhere gives you access to a wide range of software including:

  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Jamovi
  • R
  • R Studio
  • Minitab
  • G*Power
  • MatLab

For full list look on the Digital Technologies site here.

Installing Commonly Used Software

AppsAnywhere is a great way to access the software you may need. However, in some cases you may find that you would like to install programs to your personal computer / laptop. You will find below some brief guides on how to access some of the software that is commonly used by students and staff for their statistical analysis.


IBM SPSS Statistics is a commonly used statistics package that all University of Lincoln staff and students have access to. We currently have licences for SPSS 26 through to 29. MASH recommend that you use 28 or 29. You don't have to update to a newer version if you already have it installed and are just updating the licence.

All computers in the University Library have SPSS on them. SPSS can also be accessed through AppsAnywhere.

However, if you would like to install it onto your own computer, you can download from SharePoint here:

Access IBM SPSS Downloads & Activation Codes

You do not need to download SPSS every year but you will need to reauthenticate your license code. To update your code search your computer for 'SPSS Authenication Wizard', this runs outside of the typical SPSS windows and will help you update the program. Technical support for SPSS is provided by ICT. If you have any problems with the installation, please contact them for help.


Some schools and courses at the University of Lincoln require students to conduct their analysis using R. RStudio is an integrated environment for R that many consider more user-friendly and accessible than the base versions of R. RStudio is free, open-source software that can be downloaded onto your own desktop from its own external website:

Access RStudio


Another popular choice of statistical analysis tool is Jamovi. This is free, open-source software, with a user friendly interface that is powered by R. You can download it onto your computer or use their cloud version.

Access Jamovi


G*Power is a program used for Statistical Power Analysis. Alongside calculating Powers for many different tests, it can also be used to calculate effect sizes and show graphical representations of the results. This is free, open-source software.

Access G*Power