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Department of Computer Science

Technical Services and Support

Major Software Collections

This page describes  how to list of major software we have installed on our machines. If there are missing software needed for your class and/or research, please send your request to: If the software is needed for class, please send a request a few weeks before the start of the semester to allow time for installation and testing.
Installed Software on CS Linux System

The supported software packages across all these clusters includes various languages; including Java, Python, PERL, Prolog, Lisp, Scheme, Eiffel, C, C++, and Fortran, as well as specialized tools for specific research areas, e.g. Mathematica, Matlab, Maple (Mathematical analysis packages), CPLEX (nonlinear optimization), R (statistics), Eclipse (software development), as well as document preparation tools such as TeX, LATex, OpenOffice, MS-Office, and Acrobat.

    • For a complete detail list of installed software on our Linux Machines, run the following command in a command line shell,
      CentOS Systems:  yum list installed
      Ubuntu Systems:apt list --installed
    • To use Python in CS deparment,  follow: Using Python on CS Linux Machine. For a list of installed python modules on our Linux Machines, run the following command in specific activated python enviroment.
        Python: pip list
    • For a complete detail list of installed perl modules on our Linux machines, run the following command in a command line shell
      List version of perl installed: corelist -v
      List of modules for version v5.17.5: corelist -v v5.17.5
Site Licensed Software available
  • Microsoft Office Suite for every Faculty and Staff
    Every faculty/staff is eligible for  5 free license of Microsoft Office that can be installed on any personally own computers. You can obtain this software by logging into,  clicking the [Office 365] logo and then clicking [install Office] link at the top right corner of the window.
  • Rutgers Site Licensed Software
    A Collection of Rutgers Site Licensed software. Some are free some requires payment. This contains major packages from vendors such as Microsoft, Adobe, etc. It includes all software for which Rutgers either has a site license or has negotiated special pricing. Please check this site first before purchasing your software license.
  • Microsoft Imagine (previously known as DreamSpark or MSDN Academic Alliance Software)
    Note: As of Nov 30, 2020, this service is discontinued. Go to University’s Site Licensed Software instead to access Microsoft software that are available for ALL university community.
    This repository contains several packages including Windows Operating Systems, Visual Studio.Net, Microsoft Project, Visio Professional, etc. Only for declared CS Major, CS Graduate students and CS Faculty are eligible to access this resource.
  • Rutgers Faculty, TA, GA, PTL and Staff with Rutgers Connect account are eligible for 1TB of cloud storage on OneDrive, free license of Skype for Business and  free license of  Microsoft Office 2016  that can be installed on his/her office or personal computer as part of Rutgers Connect email account.
Local Software Repositories
  • Linux mirror (RU Only)
    Local Mirror of Linux at Rutgers University maintained by Rutgers Open System Support