This course requires the use of a number of software packages. It is recommended that you install the necessary software on your own laptop and bring it to class, so that you can have access to your work at all time. However, the software is installed in the computer lab the class meets in, though not always the most recent version of the software.

R and RStudio

R is a widely-used, open source statistical software. RStudio is perhaps the most widely used IDE for R. These applications can be downloaded from the following links. Make sure to download the most recent versions, and the correct versions for your operating system:


GeoDa is a software for spatial statistics and exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA).