Social Sciences Computing Network

The Social Science Division of the College of Letters and Science maintains a Social Science Computing Network (SSCNet) through which over 1500 departmental computers are tied via a network to Novell, NT and Unix servers. It operates three fully networked computer laboratories, which are open from 8am to 9pm weekdays, and noon-4pm on weekends. Laser printer and color output is available.

Software available in the computer labs includes spreadsheets, databases, word processing programs ( Word, WordPerfect, TeX) and various class specific programs. Software for statistical analysis and mathematical simulations includes SAS, SPSS, Stata, MATLAB, LIMDEP, Minitab, S-PLUS, GAUSS, and MATHEMATICA. Internet access via Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers as well as Telnet and FTP are also available.

Departmental Facilities

The Economics Department’s computer lab has a number of networked Windows PC’s available with laser printing and scanning capability. Located on the second floor of Bunche Hall, this lab is open 24-hours/day to all UCLA graduate Economics students based on full-time enrollment.

In addition to this lab are various department maintained research labs, used by faculty and their research assistants.