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 New Statistics Server is Online and Ready for Use

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager

The new statistics server,, is now online and available. Network managers should begin using MARKOV instead of the old GAUSS server which will be officially retired December 2006 (if it even lasts that long!).

The context of the statistics volume on MARKOV is as follows:


All rights and permissions have been migrated to MARKOV so members of the statapps_users and statapps_install groups should not have any problems accessing the new server.

The following applications are currently housed on the Markov server:

  • SPSS 12 for PC and SPSS 11.5 for Macintosh
  • EViews 5.1 - must be metered via NAL - currently for 30 users
  • LISREL 8.5 - must be metered via NAL - currently for 15 users
  • Matlab 14.3
  • N6 - must be metered via NAL - currently for 5 users
  • SAS 9.1.3 - non-individual installations must be metered via NAL
  • S-Plus 6.2 - must be metered via NAL - currently for 40 users
  • Stata 9 - must be metered via NAL - currently for 30 users
  • StatTransfer 7 - must be metered via NAL - currently for 10 users
  • R 2.0.11

a picture of the statapps volume on Markov

Please note that older versions of these applications are also on MARKOV as appropriate.

Additional Notes on Statistics Applications

Some notes about SPSS 14 and Splus 7 (from Patrick McLeod, February 2006):

As of version 13, SPSS for Windows implemented Macrovision's FlexLM license manager. This is a change from our previous enterprise license structure (versions 12 and before) where we had a single license code that would cover all manner of installations from network to individual workstations. FlexLM implements a node-locked model that requires a license server to manage network installations of the products for which it manages licenses.
We do not currently have a license server in place for SPSS and S-PLUS management (S-PLUS also moved to this same management model in version 7). As of right now, RSS is supporting SPSS 14 for installation on individual users' machines as long as those users meet the requirements of our license with SPSS: Full time faculty or staff (FTE 100%) may install SPSS 14 on their office machines and on any non-UNT computers they possess. Anyone less than 100% FTE may not install SPSS 14 on their office machines or any non-UNT computers. The currently supported version of SPSS for network use is still version 12.0.2.
For more information on installing SPSS 14, please refer to this RSS Matters article in Benchmarks:
You can find minimum system requirements and a step-by-step series of screenshots walking an individual through installing SPSS 14.

Please note that I will be setting up the FlexLM license manager the week of July 24 and will alert the UNT community when the work is completed. In the meantime, follow McLeod's instructions above.

As always - any questions you have about obtaining the latest versions of statistics software supported by the RSS of the University and their licensing requirements, as well as any requests for new software or software upgrades should be directed to Patrick McLeod at Any questions you have about server access to the applications and installation issues and procedures should be directed to me at


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