Data Tools & Services
Data Tools & Services
Here you can find information about additional tools for data analysis and data-related services available at Aalto University.
Data Analysis Tools
Below you can find a list of and brief description of the data analysis tools available at Aalto, including the computer classrooms, data access workstations, and software applications.
For a detailed list of software available on workstations on campus, see Aalto IT Windows Classroom Software List (Aalto login required). Many of these applications are available for installation on a personal research workstation or laptop, read more about installation of software on Aalto Mac, Aalto Linux and Aalto Windows workstations.
Centrally managed Windows workstations are available for students in almost all buildings on campus. Remote access is possible. Read more about the IT services for students and IT-classrooms. A comprehensive list of which applications (including the data analysis software) is installed in which locations is available on the Wiki page (Aalto login required).
The data room Q301 (3rd floor Väre/Arts Building) provides access to Eikon, Datastream, SDC Platinum, and Morningstar. Remote access to the workstations is possible. See the Wiki page for more details (Aalto login required).
Triton is the high-performance computing cluster at Aalto. Access is free for all Aalto researchers. See the Wiki page for more information (Aalto login required).
Anaconda is the world's most popular Python distribution platform for scientific computing (data science, machine learning applications, large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, etc.). The Anaconda distribution system simplifies the installation, package management and deployment of various applications, including Datalore, IBM Watson Studio Cloud, JupyterLab, Jupiter Notebook, PyCharm, PyQt Console, Spyder, VS Code, Glueviz, Orange 3, PyCharm Professional, and RStudio.
Mathematica is Wolfram's flagship product primarily aimed at technical computing for R&D and education. The application is a tool for computing, simulation and mathematical modeling providing a computation environment through its already available functions (including machine learning algorithms, neural networks, image processing, visualization techniques, etc.)
MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, etc.
NB! MATLAB requires a VPN connection if used outside Aalto-network.
R is a language environment for statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering etc. RStudio is the premier integrated development environment for R with a convenient user interface.
SAS is a command-driven software package used for statistical analysis and data visualization.
IBM SPSS Statistics is a powerful statistical software platform. IBM SPSS Amos is a powerful structural equation modeling (SEM) software extending standard multivariate analysis methods, including regression, factor analysis, correlation and analysis of variance. SPSS Modeler is a visual data science and machine learning (ML) solution designed to speed up operational tasks for data scientists. It is used for data preparation and discovery, predictive analytics, model management and deployment, and ML.
Stata is a powerful statistical software that enables users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data. It has both a command line and graphical user interface.
Statistix is a data analysis software targeted for researchers. Statistix offers powerful data manipulation tools, import/export support for Excel and text files, linear models (including linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression, and ANOVA), nonlinear regression, nonparametric tests, time series, association tests, survival analysis, quality control, power analysis, and more.
Tableau Public is free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web.
Aalto Data Agents
Data Agents are researchers who work to improve data management in their department, school, or unit. They are a first, practical, hands-on resource to researchers in their department and organise a wide variety of training seminars.
Research Software Engineers
Aalto Research Software Engineers (RSEs) provide specialist support in research software development, data, and computing. We make more computationally and data-intensive projects possible for everyone.
The Learning Centre provides access to a large collection of electronic resources and printed materials in Aalto University fields of research. All the electronic and printed materials can be found in Aalto-Primo. When you login with Aalto University account, you can access licensed content also outside the campus.
Aalto University Archive collections and catalogues
The archive collections contain Aalto University's and its predecessors' document collections, numerous personal and private archives, student work and diploma work collections and extensive image archives.
Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science
Good research data management enables open science. Aalto University provides services, instructions and support to help researchers manage their data well. These pages are a collection of instructions and services available at Aalto, with links to selected external instructions added on.