Tools for data analysis and modelling
Utrecht University offers and supports tools for data analysis and modelling.
In order to analyse data, model processes or run simulations you need two things: a computer (hardware) and applications or tools (software).
RDM support offers you services on high performance computing (HPC) and R Shiny facilities.
Choose your tool
Utrecht University offers a range of software for data analysis, modelling and simulations: Rstudio/R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, STATA and many more. You may install these applications on your Solis desktop or laptop and some tools can also be installed on your private computer.
Click here for an overview of available software and installation guidance. The licenses of some tools are restricted to researchers from specific faculties. Some may not be listed here.
Is your code running too slow on your laptop? Or are you unable to process large datasets? Do you need a professional sparring partner to discuss high-end computing solutions for your research project? Reach out to the HPC and cloud desk for consultancy on high performance computing, cloud solutions and much more.
We have expertise in:
- High Performance Computing
- Virtual Research Environments
- Cloud Computing
In this article of 2019 you can read how High Performance Computing helped PhD Mariana Simões during her research. Where HPC systems require some technical knowledge to operate, Virtual Research Environments allow the user to use the software they are used to interactively in a powerful virtual environment. Based on our user experience of the above platforms as engineers we can discuss your software in detail and help define requirements for the best compute solutions.
What we can do for you:
- Consultancy and support on choosing a suitable computing platform;
- Getting access to computing platforms;
- Consultancy and support when applying for funding;
- Giving support when getting started with computing platforms;
- Adapting your code and data for use on computing platforms.
All researchers and students at Utrecht University. From first-time users to experienced research groups.
We provide a limited number of free credits (up to 10.000) for the national HPC and cloud systems at SURFsara (Snellius, Lisa, HPC Cloud and Research Cloud). These credits are meant for project start-ups, testing purposes and small research projects. To apply for credits, fill out the application form available in Topdesk. For larger needs, check the SURF website.
If you interactively want to showcase the results of your analysis, models and/or simulations you can submit apps to our Shiny webserver. Shiny webserver takes a fresh, interactive approach to telling your data story with R.
See for example k-means clustering with the Iris dataset.
See Shiny from RStudio.
You develop a Shiny app in Rstudio/R and upload this app to the webserver of Shiny.io. Everybody can see your app, but you need an access key to upload.
You can apply for an access key at email@example.com.