Collaboratory workstations

Hardware:

Our 10 Collaboratory workstations are outfitted as follows:

  • 2x Intel® Xeon processors (2.4GHz, 24 total cores)
  • 128GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB Solid State Drive
  • 32" 4K displays (3840x2160) on 9 workstations

Software:

Specialized software available in the Collaboratory includes the following packages:

Graphics

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud

2018

Illustrator, PhotoShop, etc.

PhotoScan

1.4.3

3d modelling. Create 3d model from photographs

Blender

2.79b

3d modelling. Game design. Environment modeling

 

 

 

GeoSpatial

 

 

ArcGIS Desktop Advanced

10.5.1

 

ArcGIS Pro

2.2.1

geographic/spatial analysis and mapping

QGIS

2.18.23

geographic/spatial analysis and mapping

Google Earth Pro

7.3.2

geographic visualization

Qualitative Analysis

 

 

MAXQDA

18.0.0

qualitative data analysis

NVivo

12

qualitative data analysis. Twitter harvest

 

 

 

Financial Data

 

 

Datastream for Eikon

4

historical financial data (Excel add-in)

Eikon

4

historical financial data

 

 

 

Utilities

 

 

StatTransfer

14.1.1019

Data conversion utility

git

2.18

version control

JQ

1.5

parse JSON data from command-line

PuTTY

0.7

SSH client

OpenRefine

2.8

data cleaning and transformation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quantitative Analysis

 

/ Programming

Python (64-bit)

2.7.12

 

Python Canopy environment

1.7.4.3348

 

Python w/Anaconda Package Manager

5.0.1 (Python v.2.7.14)

 

Twarc

1.3.8

python application to harvest twitter streams

R / Rstudio

1.1.456

statistical programming environment

SPSS

25

statical data analysis

Matlab

R2018a

statistical programming environment

STATA

15.1

statistical programming environment

SAS

9.4

statistical programming environment

Mathematica

11.3.0.0

technical computing

EViews

10.0.0.0

econometric analysis

Gephi

0.9.2

network visualization and analysis

TransLog

2.0.1.222

text production analysis

*Version numbers may change incrementally during the quarter, but we generally try to avoid doing major upgrades.

 

The Collaboratory team is interested in supporting current research and teaching throughout campus. Suggestions for additional software are welcome from UCSB affiliates. 

Oversize Displays

The Collaboratory has three 85" 4K (3840x2160) displays and one projector. Researchers working from Collaboratory workstations can project their work onto any of these displays. Devices can also be wirelessly connected to the monitors using the MirrorOp application. See Collaboratory staff for assistance with showing work on these displays.