UW-Physics Applications Support

Software that UW-Physics provides as a service (no installation required by you)

Condor – Large scale scientific computing

JupyterHub – Interactive browser-based python notebooks for scientific computing in research and classrooms.

OpenProject – Web-based project management system.

Linux – General purpose Linux environment accessible via ssh.

Please contact help@physics.wisc.edu for getting access to these services.

The UW-Physics IT staff recommends and supports the following software…

For reading PDF files: Acrobat

For high throughput batch computing: Condor

For browsing the web: FireFox

For compiling C, C++ and Fortran code: GNU Compilers

For data acquisition and instrument automation: LabVIEW

For numerical and symbolic computations: Mathematica
(The Department license server is mathlm.physics.wisc.edu.)

For remote logins and file copying on Linux and MacOS-X: OpenSSH

For remote logins on Windows: SecureCRT

For reading email: Thunderbird

For remote file copying on Windows: WinSCP

Software available from UW-Physics:

MS Windows and Office (for University owned computers)

Adobe Creative Cloud (for University owned computers)

UW Campus Software Library, including free licenses for software such as

  • Labview
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • Maple


Free software links at DoIT