Statistical Server (STATS)
The Population Research Center offers a Windows 2008 terminal server for statistical analysis. The server is available for PRC affiliates to use on campus and remotely.
Currently available Software:
- Stata/SE 12
- SAS 9.3
- Mplus 6
- Stat/Transfer (Available upon request due to licensing restrictions)
- HLM 7
- Latent Gold
- Lisrel (Student)
- Sudaan 10
- Endnote X4
- MS Office
- Adobe Acrobat Pro
Frequently Asked Questions:
I have Windows XP and I'm receiving an error message when trying to connect:
The PRC STATS server has enhanced security and the client operating system along with the remote desktop connection client must support Network Level Authentication (NLA). Please contact email@example.com so we can help with this issue on your Windows XP computer.
I'm working with a very large dataset and my programs are taking a long time to run. Is there any way to speed things up?
Yes, we've found that in some cases moving your large data file to the local hard drive will speed up your analysis. The data files will not be backed up in this location, so you should continue to store your programs on the T: or Q: drive. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a secure directory on the server.
Can I browse the web on the STATS server?
Yes, but some limitations are in place to maintain security.
Can I download files from my web browser on the STATS server?
Downloading of files from most websites is blocked as this is a common way for malware to infect systems. We have made a few exceptions including sites housed here at UT (utexas.edu) along with some data provider websites. Methods for accessing downloaded files from STATS are listed below:
- On a PRC desktop domain computer: Download files to your T: or Q: drive as STATS can access those locations. You can access all of your PRC network drives on STATS.
- On a laptop or home computer: You can transfer files using a SecureFTP program. Instructions can be found in the following PRC Tech Tip: File Transfers with FileZilla
Open the Remote Desktop Connection Client which is located in the Windows Start Menu under All Programs - Accessories.
Connect to stats.prc.utexas.edu in the Remote Desktop Connection client.
Confirm that you want to trust this server.
Enter your PRC credentials with PRC\ in front of your username:
Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client. This is included with the latest version of Mac Office or it can be downloaded and installed from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client.
Connect to stats.prc.utexas.edu in the Remote desktop Connection client.
Enter your PRC credentials and domain name as seen here.