SCS Statistics Programs

When programs can be accessed by a command that does not include a version (see Stata below as an example), the newest version is used unless otherwise specified.

As we install new versions of programs, the new version will initally be installed as both program-new and programNNN. When we are convinced that the newer version is working correctly, the new version will become the default and program-new will be removed. We try not to change the default version of a program except at ends of semesters, but exceptions are sometimes required.

R is a special case. We use whatever version RedHat is providing, but because the stat servers are updated in alternating quarters, it is not uncommon to have a different R versions on different machines. As of March 2016, the two stat servers (mario.dsc.umich.edu and luigi.dsc.umich.edu) have the R versions as shown below.

Program Name Text Command GUI Command
R 3.2.3 (mario.dsc.umich.edu)
R 3.2.3 (luigi.dsc.umich.edu)
R
R
Not available
Not available
Maple v17
(17 is default)
maple
maple17
xmaple
xmaple17
SAS 9.3, 9.4
(9.3 is default)
sas -nodms
sas9.3 -nodms
sas9.4 -nodms
sas
sas9.3
sas9.4
Stata 12, 13, 14
(14 is default)
stata
stata12
stata13
stata14
stata-se
stata-se12
stata-se13
stata-se14
xstata
xstata12
xstata13
xstata14
xstata-se
xstata-se12
xstata-se13
xstata-se14
Stat/Transfer 11, 12, 13
(13 is default)
st
st11
st12
st13
stattransfer
stattransfer11
stattransfer12
stattransfer13