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ITS Announcement/Removal of Application Software from ITS UNIX/Linux Mounted File Systems [Jan. 8, 2015]

This was originally scheduled for Dec. 17, 2014.

On Jan. 8, 2015, ITS will remove software applications (like MATLAB, IDL, SAS, and SPSS) from the ITS file systems which can be mounted on UNIX and Linux systems. These applications reside in the /common and /apps directories and will be deleted; symbolic links to applications currently in the /uva/bin directory will also be removed.

UNIX/Linux utilities and other packages, including whois, hdquota, and perl, will be kept on these file systems.

Software Available from UVACSE & Library's Research Data Services

Those wishing to run the following applications can contact the University of Virginia Advanced Computing Services and Engagement group (UVACSE) (email:

  • Amber
  • Gaussian
  • IDL
  • Matlab
  • Maple
  • Mathematica
  • TotalView
  • IMSL Libraries

Users wishing to run the following can contact the Research Data Services group (email:

  • Ansys
  • R
  • Stata
  • SAS
  • SPSS

If you have been using these applications on the high-performance cluster, UVACSE will continue to provide them via the Modules environment mechanism.

TeX & LaTeX Users

Users of TeX and related text formatters can download and install TeX Live from It is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

UVa Software Gateway

A number of the titles listed above are also available from the UVa Software Gateway, ITS's "one-stop 'shop'" for software available to the UVa community.


If you have questions about this change, please send email to ITS.

ITS Departmental Computing Support

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