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Data: McGill Library Data Lab

Source of microdata, aggregate data, and statistics, data vizualization, text and data mining, R programming, SPSS, SAS, Stata

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Data Lab

The Data Lab is located on the second floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (McLennan building, Room M2-37A). The Lab is open and available to users working with data who require the use of specialized data software. There are fourteen workstations available. A list of the various software programs installed on the workstations is posted below.

Data librarians are available during scheduled Lab hours, or by appointment, to assist researchers discover, access and use numeric, spatial, text and other data formats. To schedule a consultation, please use the following address:

The Lab also hosts a series of data-related workshops. Workshop attendance is open to all students, faculty, and researchers.

Equipment and software

The following specialized software programs are available (14 workstations):

  • ArcGIS
  • Beyond 2020
  • Google Earth
  • NVivo (licensed on EDRS010, EDRS11, EDRS12 stations only)
  • QGIS
  • R
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Stat/Transfer
  • STATA MP (support multi-core processing and up to 120,000 variables)
  • WSftp

Statistical support and analysis services

For assistance choosing statistical techniques and performing statistical analyses, please contact one of the following campus service points:

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