Computer Support

Policies and Reminders

Department Computing Policies
General Information on Policies, which all users must comply with. Also information on changes in progress or past changes.


Statistics Computer Support Personnel

OSU Resources
OSU Accounts, Proxies for Journals and Books


Electronic Mail

Host and Service Names

Software Available at OSU and for Personal Use

Information for Presenters / How to Use a Projector



Web Pages


Programming / Compute Jobs

Statistics Packages

Brief Description of Facilities

The Department of Statistics computing facilities are mostly independent of the University's due to the specialized nature of our research. In addition, the Department can access various resources at the Ohio Supercomputer Center for more compute intensive jobs, and we pool some common functions at the College and University level.

The Department supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows, and MacOS. There are three full time computing staff to assist in the research and teaching computing needs.

Centrally, the Department maintains a linux login server, as well as eleven linux machines for long compute jobs, as well as GPU computing. We also maintain a windows terminal server for long jobs. In addition many faculty have workstations that are available for remote general compute. We also maintain a web server, including database facilities.

For graduate students, the Department has a graduate student computing lab in Cockins Hall with eighteen Windows workstations, two linux workstations, and a Macintosh. There is access to color and monochrome printing.

Each grad student office has one Windows workstation. For the new PhD and MAS students there may be several students in a large office with one computer, however our senior students and research assistants share two person offices with two computers in each office.

Cockins Hall has wireless access - including a guest network - to support mobile computing. The Department works with the University to have needed software site licensed and available as widely as possible, on campus and off.