Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
Heat maps and other visualization tools, for working with your own uploaded data. A simple way to quickly geocode addresses.
GraphPad Prism is a statistical and scientific graphing software used for organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing data in a professional manner.
Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor especially useful for typesetting, logo design, and line art.
Free and open-source vector graphics editors editor, which uses the ubiquitous .SVG format as its native filetype. Compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows.
A powerful screen reader application designed to allow Blind and low-vision users to use electronic resources (for Microsoft Windows).
Qualitative data analysis software. Runs visualizations and queries, and incorporates categorical data.
Adobe Photoshop is an industry standard piece of software for image editing. It is used by photographers, graphic designers, web designers, videographers, 3D artists, typographers, students, and others. It is primarily a pixel-based (raster) image editing program, but it does contain some vector graphics editing, text layout, and video capabilities as well.
SAS, produced by the SAS Institute, is widely used in business applications. It's known for its steep learning curve and facility with complex data sets.
SketchUp is a great way to create 3D interactive landscapes. You can create buildings, objects, fantasy worlds - anything you can imagine effortlessly. You can also download and adapt 3D objects created by others. SketchUp also has functionality to create walking-tour video to create a tour of your creation as a standard YouTube video.
Stata has both command line and point-and-click interfaces, with an intuitive syntax.
It comes in different flavors based on capabilities: Stata/SE (up to 32,767 variables) and Stata/IC (up to 2,047 variables).