Software for Students

The School's computer systems are installed with software from commercial suppliers, such as Microsoft and Apple, from open source distributions like Ubuntu Linux, and from other providers of commercial, academic and open source software.

This page lists a small selection of commonly-used software available for home use.

Cyberduck
Open source SFTP, SCP and WebDAV file transfer client for OS X and Windows. Mac users — this note will help you get started.
Matlab
Matlab is a high-level language and interactive environment from Mathworks for the development of algorithms, data visualisation, data analysis and numerical computation.
Java
Oracle Java programming language.
Endnote
Software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies.
Mathematica
Mathematica from Wolfram is a computational language and GUI application which integrates computation into the development of workflows.
Microsoft Office
Microsoft's office productivity suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
MySQL
The world's most popular open source database. See this note for an overview of MySQL in the School.
Thunderbird
Thunderbird is a comprehensive email client from Mozilla, a non-profit organization which provides open source Web and Internet applications.
LibreOffice
The open source office productivity suite from The Document Foundation. The suite consists of Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
PuTTY
A free SSH client for Windows.
Visual Paradigm
A visual modelling tool for UML diagrams. It supports case management, SysML requirement diagrams and database design.
Microsoft Imagine
The open source office productivity suite from The Document Foundation. The suite consists of Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
IBM SPSS Statistics
A comprehensive, easy-to-use set of data and predictive analytics tools for business users, analysts and statistical programmers