Econometrics Laboratory Services

Central server services

  • Compute
  • Web Secure Shell
  • File storage
  • Backups and data recovery
  • Database
  • Statistical and system applications and utilities
  • Printing
  • Anonymous FTP
  • Backed by 8 and 16 kVA UPS units and 22 ton primary AC with 3 ton backup AC

Desktop Services

  • Management of two computer labs (616 and 614)
  • Management of faculty workstations and printers
  • Immediate response to troubleshooting requests for hardware and software applications
  • Email, phone, and in person technical support

Network and Security Services

  • Management of network infrastructure (105 subnet)
  • SSL certificates for secure web and mail
  • SSH, SFTP, SCP
  • Email filtering
  • Firewall

Consulting and Training Services

  • Comprehensive and proactive technical troubleshooting and enduser consulting for the entire installed applications software base
  • Open and approachable personal application consulting (SCF/EML systems staff) and access to a professional statistical consultant (Chris Paciorek)
  • Customized online documentation
  • Support for heterogeneous development across Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris

Software/Application Support Services

  • Support for widely used data analysis, statistical, database, and development software, e.g. MySQL, R, Matlab, Stata, Maple, Gauss , Stata, SAS, StatTransfer, S)
  • Support for many compilers and interpreters, e.g. GNU gcc, g++, and gfortran; Sun C, C++, and Fortran 77/90; Perl; Python; PHP; and the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) library
  • Support for Solaris 10, Ubuntu, Mac OS X and common unix and linux utilities and addons.
  • Support for TeX/LaTeX
  • Statistical dataset conversion
  • Connectivity with Microsoft Windows systems, e.g. Samba, Exceed, SSH, SFTP, SCP, VNC and RDP terminal services

Data Services

  • Maintenance of a large Library reserve collection of books and manuals for supported applications software
  • Handling of sensitive data, e.g. clearances for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health and Retirement Survey, State of California Employment Development Department
  • Extensive data archives, where datasets are cleaned and documented, and accompanied by technical references, sample programs, and sample output, e.g., CPS, CEX, Census
  • Data storage and backup of large datasets, both public access and restricted, for use on the production server and for webenabled downloads

Accounts Services

  • Personal accounts for students, faculty and staff
  • Graduate class accounts for ECON 202, 220, 236, 240, 241, 244 and 250
  • Research project accounts that are shared by multiple users
  • No financial charges for CPU usage, file storage, or data recovery
  • Volume and partition management

Web Services

  • CGI, Perl, PHP and Javascript Programming
  • Troubleshooting of webrelated problems
  • Webpage update assistance for faculty

Conference and Symposia

  • Dissemination information regarding current findings on computationally intensive econometrics through conferences, symposia, short course programs, seminars and workshops funded by federal and private sector agencies.