Fall Updates

October 7, 2022



I am happy to announce that I have finished the deployment of a variety of new workstations in our labs.  These new workstations join our Optiplex 7090s from 2021 and the super-powered Mac Pro from 2019.

The stations include the Dell Optiplex 7000, Apple Mac Studio Max and Ultra, the Dell Precision 7865 (coming soon) You can find more information about our new workstations on our...

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The Computer Lab is Open!

January 5, 2022

We are excited to announce that the IQSS Computer Labs are fully re-opened for in-person workstation use.  

- Our staffed (remote and in-person) hours are Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
- Remote Access will remain available.
- Item checkout is unavailable until staffing returns to pre-pandemic levels.
- Mask use is encouraged but not required.

If you are interested in using our lab , please email us for access. 



Holiday Schedules

December 9, 2019
Due to Winter Break, our HelpDesk hours will be subject to daily change until January 6th. If you want to check if our HelpDesk is currently open, please call us at 617.496.9365. Account signups will be closed from December 20th through January 6th.

Help Desk Summer Hours

July 23, 2019
Notice: Due to staffing changes our Help Desk hours are currently limited. Until the end of the Summer our base hours will be 9am-5pm Monday - Friday. 

Standing Desks

June 13, 2019

We have now added additional standing desks to our main labs.  Both our K301 and Concourse labs now have three standing desks available, including one in each lab dedicated to our study tables/laptop stations. 

If there are things you would like to see added to our labs, please let us know.

Winter Break Updates

December 12, 2018


Due to Winter Break, our helpdesk hours will be changing. Please check the helpdesk Window for daily closing times.

Item Checkout Availability: 

Starting Wednesday, December 19th item checkouts will be closed. We will reopen checkouts on January 2nd. 

Account Signups:

Account creation will be unavailable from December 21st at 5PM  through January 2nd at 9AM.

We wish all of you a Happy 2019.

- IQSS Computer Lab Staff

New Training Room Computers

October 19, 2018

We have just released all new Optiplex 7460 AiO's for our K018 training classroom. These Windows 10 based machines have basically the same list of applications available as our lab machines (excluding Autodesk and Rhino), and are much faster than our older 2013 iMacs. For specs on these machines please see ourworkstation page.

Interested in using our training room? Please check out the the classroom overview page for...

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New Scanner

March 27, 2018

As part of our ongoing equipment refresh, we have replaced our aging scanner with the Fujitsu  fi 7700 scanner.

For more information on this scanner, please check out the informational pamphlet directly from Fujitsu.

Stat/Transfer 14 Now Live

December 8, 2017

We have rolled out version 14 of Stat/Transfer to all lab workstations. New in version 14:


Stat/Transfer Version 14 has added support for the following formats:

  • Stata 15//MP
  • BayesiaLab (Write Only)
  • JSON-Stat (Read Only)

Extended Attribute Support

Variable- and File-level metadata are now supported for reading and writing from the following formats:

  • R (Attr)
  • SAS (extended attributes)
  • Stata (characteristics) 
  • ...
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