Software skills are ever more important for computation, experimentation, illustration, and communication. Here is list of high quality software in use at UNC Asheville.
The universal software of choice for mathematicians who want to create beautifully typeset documents. TeX, and it's widely used extension LaTeX, are supported by the American Mathematical Society and are freely available through an open source license. The TeX User Group provides easily installed download:
An extremely powerful general purpose system for symbolic, graphic, and numeric exploration. UNC Asheville has a generous license allowing us to install Mathematica on computers campus wide and allowing faculty and students to install it on their home computer. UNCA faculty, staff, and students can download it directly from Wolfram Research by following the appropriate link below.
Professor McClure has more informattion, including information on getting started, on his Mathematica webpage.
Matlab is the numerical environment of choice for engineers and applied mathematicians. UNCA faculty, staff, and students can obtain it by following the directions below:
Minitab is used in our introductory statistics classes. In addition to the installations in the statistics classrooms, Minitab may be installed on faculty and student personal computers via a University site license. You can obtain the installation media through the circulation desk in Ramsey Library.
SAS is very powerful statistical software widely used throughout the business world. SAS is available to UNC Asheville faculty and students via a University site license. You can obtain the installation media through the circulation desk in Ramsey Library.
A very nice interactive tool for Geometric exploration. Generates nice images for inclusion into LaTeX. Freely available at GeoGebra.org.