A list of specialized software you can use at home

For students on campus, specialized software remains available through the open computer labs outside of class time, such as LITC B02.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, students either on- or off-campus will continue to have access to a variety of software packages through a Windows virtual desktop. Information about how to access the virtual desktop from either a Mac or PC can be found at https://edtech.domains.trincoll.edu/windows-virtual-desktop/. Software available through the virtual desktop includes:

  • SPSS
  • ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro
  • Atlas.ti
  • ChemDraw
  • Eviews
  • Mathematica

Access options for other software are listed below, and note that there is a Student Emergency and Equity Fund for students that could find any additional cost prohibitive:

Matlab – We are not able to provide access for remote students to Matlab due to license restrictions. In-person students on campus will be able to use Matlab in the computer labs. Remote students are asked to purchase the student Matlab license, or they can explore using a free option such as GNU Octave. When purchasing the student license, you will need to specify which version if you require additional toolboxes. The basic Matlab student license is $50, while the Matlab and Simulink Student Suite comes with 10 toolboxes for $100. 

Bloomberg Professional – The Financial Research and Technology Center in LITC A02 is open for in-person use on campus for students and faculty that would like to use a Bloomberg Professional terminal in their studies or research. Bloomberg discontinued remote access to the terminals in June 2022, so any terminal access or completion of the Bloomberg Market Concepts course now has to be done on campus. Contact Cheryl Cape at cheryl.cape@trincoll.edu for any questions about accessing the Bloomberg terminals.

ChemDraw Prime – Trinity has a site license for ChemDraw Prime which allows unlimited access for faculty, staff and students. To download and install the latest version of ChemDraw Prime on your work or home machine, go to their site subscription listing and find Trinity College. Register for an account using your trincoll email address, and you will then have access to the PerkinElmer Download Center. Select ChemDraw Prime to download and install the software. If you are prompted for an activation code, read the instructions on the Home page in the download center that describe how to find the activation code under List Entitlements. Any questions, email Cheryl Cape at cheryl.cape@trincoll.edu. For MAC users, follow these instructions if you encounter a download error. 

TopSpin – Bruker is now giving away the NMR TopSpin processing-only software free to all faculty, staff and students at higher education institutions. Users will need to register for an account, and then login to access the software.

Adobe Creative Suite –  Discounted Creative Cloud licenses are available for student subscription purchases. Adobe Creative Suite is also available on certain computers on campus.

Hindenburg audio recording and editing software – Hindenburg is offering a student discount on their software. Students should also consider using Audacity, which is a free alternative that can be used for audio recordings or podcasts.