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MATLAB is not just a statistical package, but a numerical computing environment that offers much more flexibility than pure statistical softwares, especially for more advanced analysis. It's not a drag-from-menu-bar application, and you need to learn the MATLAB programming language. MATLAB is more used in field of science and engineering, however, the statistics toolbox and econometrics toolbox are very powerful and useful for social science data analysis too.
Where to Find MATLAB?
Install on YOUR Computer!
Effective 10/1/2020 MatLab, Simulink, and other MathWorks products will be available to all faculty, researchers, students and staff. Previous licenses will be discontinued. Access the campus-wide license through your school IT page and on the general Software page. Current and new users will be able to log in with their NU-email.
*If you are a current user and receiving notice that your license has expired this expiration date will disappear on October 1st.
If you have trouble installing MATLAB, go to the portal and click “Need Installation Help” to get support.
Where to find the data for your analysis?
Set up an appointment to meet with Social Science Data Services staff to discuss your research and learn about one, or more, of the following:
NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software and analytic methods.
Free open tutorials online, ordered by level of proficiency.