Access Data Lab Software

Click on the links below for instructions on how to install the various software on your personal computer remotely. Additional information can be found on the Access Tufts Software page.


Access the TTS Virtual Lab
If you are unable to install software on your personal computer, the TTS Virtual Lab provides 24/7 online access to specialized software and applications for teaching, research, and general-purpose computing for Tufts University students, faculty and staff. The following Access Tufts page includes information on how to get started and how to access the TTS Virtual Lab both within a browser and through the VMware Horizon client. We strongly encourage use of the VMware Horizon client with the virtual lab.
Go the to the Access Tufts page for the TTS Virtual Lab
Students requiring remote access to ArcGIS (ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro), ENVI, SketchUp Pro or MatLab should fill out this form.
A Data Lab staff member will get back to you with more information and instructions. If you are in a GIS course, you will automatically be added to the Remote Lab and do not need to fill out the form.


Install ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) on your Personal Computer
These guides have instructions for downloading ArcMap on both Window’s and Mac OS computers. There are also resources for connecting to Box in ArcMap, along with connecting to the VPN and mapping network Drives. ArcMap is available on the TTS Virtual Lab and the Remote Labs.
How to Install ArcMap 10.8.1 on your Windows Computer
Video: How to Install ArcMap 10.8.1 on your Windows Computer
How to Install VMWare Fusion, Windows & ArcMap 10.8.1 on your Mac
Learn to use Box on your personal computer with ArcMap 10.8.1
How to Connect to the VPN and Map Network Drives
How to Migrate your H Drive to Box


Install ArcGIS Pro on your Personal Computer
These guides have instructions for downloading ArcGIS Pro on both Window’s and Mac OS computers. There are also resources for connecting to Box in ArcGIS Pro, along with connecting to the VPN and mapping network Drives. ArcGIS Pro is available on the TTS Virtual Lab and the Remote Labs.
How to Install ArcGIS Pro 2.6 on your Windows Computer
How to Install VMWare Fusion, Windows & ArcGIS Pro 2.6 on your Mac
Learn to use Box on your personal computer with ArcGIS Pro 2.6
How to Connect to the VPN and Map Network Drives
How to Migrate your H Drive to Box


How to Access and Install QGIS Remotely
This guide provides information on where to access QGIS for your Mac OS or Windows PC. For QGIS learning resources, please visit our QGIS page. QGIS is also available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Access and Install GeoDa Remotely
This link provides a guide on how to install GeoDa for your personal computer. It is available on both a Mac and PC and both installers are included in this link. Geoda is also available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Access and Install ENVI Remotely
Please see the Access Tufts ENVI software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can install ENVI on their personal or tufts owned computers. Additionally, Students, faculty, and staff can use ENVI remotely on their personal computer via the TTS Remote Labs. Please fill out this form to request access to ENVI via the remote labs.


How to Access and Install Stata Remotely
Tufts provides an enterprise site license for Stata SE enabling students, faculty, and staff to install Stata SE on their Tufts-owned or personal computer for educational use. The Access Tufts Stata software page has instructions on how to install Stata or access it remotely.


How to Access and Install SPSS Remotely
Please see the Access Tufts SPSS software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can install SPSS on their personal or tufts owned computers. SPSS is also available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Access and Install SAS Remotely
Please see the Access Tufts SAS software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can install SAS on their personal or tufts owned computers. SAS is also available on the TTS Virtual Lab and the Research Clutser.


How to Access and Install R and RStudio Remotely
This guide provides information on how to install R and RStudio on your Windows, MacOS, or Linux personal computer. R and RStudio are also available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Access and Install Python Remotely
This guide provides information on how to install Python on your Mac OS or Windows personal computer. It also provides information for getting started and using python and using Python on the Tufts Compute Research Cluster. Python is also available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Access and Install Tableau Remotely
This guide provides information on how to install Tableau on your personal computer. It also provides information for getting started and using Tableau. Tableau is available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to access and install Nvivo Remotely
This guide provides information on how to install Nvivo on your personal Mac OS or Windows PC. It also has information on getting started with Nvivo. Nvivo is available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Access and Install SketchUp Pro Remotely
Please see the Access Tufts SketchUp Pro software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can access SketchUp Pro on their personal or tufts owned computers. Additionally, Students, faculty, and staff can use SketchUp Pro remotely on their personal computer via the TTS Remote Labs. Please fill out this form to request access to SketchUp Pro via the remote labs.


How to Access and Install MatLab Remotely
Please see the Access Tufts MatLab software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can access MatLab on their personal or tufts owned computers. Additionally, Students, faculty, and staff can use MatLab remotely on their personal computer via the TTS Remote Labs. Please fill out this form to request access to MatLab via the remote labs.


How to Access and install DNaSP v6 and MEGA7 Remotely
These two guides give instructions on installing software used in the Bio143 Evolutionary Biology class. This software is not available on the TTS Virtual Lab.


How to access and install Microsoft Office 365
Please see the Access Tufts Microsoft Office 365 software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can access MatLab on their personal or tufts owned computers. This version of Microsoft Office 365 available for download does not include Publisher or Access, which are only available on TTS Virtual Lab.


How to Install Adobe Creative Cloud
Please see the Access Tufts Adobe Creative Cloud software page for information on how students, faculty and staff can access Adobe products on their personal or tufts owned computers.


Additional GIS Resources