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Software recommendations from our consultants:

Information Systems and Technology and Engineering Computing have put a lot of effort into evaluating and pursuing site licenses for software that we believe is useful for scientific computing applications. Some of our license agreements allow students to use a copy at home while they are registered, or allow students to purchase their own copies at a significant discount. However, most site licensed software is only applicable to University-owned computers, but is available on the Waterloo Nexus PC network, and/or on campus Unix hosts. We encourage you to explore the software available to you. For some notes and courses on scientific computing software, see the Skills for the Academic Workplace site. What follows are some recommendations for software to use for various tasks.