R Statistical Software

R is a language and enviornment for statistical computing and graphics. You can download R from here.

R Studio

RStudio is a set of integrated tools designed to help you be more productive with R. It inlcudes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging, and workplace management. Download RStudio from here.

MATLAB - The Language of Technical Computing

MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) is a high-level language and interactive enviornment used for numerical computing. Northeastern Students can download MATLAB for free. Follow the instructions: How to Download and install MATLAB as a student


Panoply is a cross-platform application that plots geo-gridded and are used to visualize climate data. It is freely available from NASA website. Please download from the following link .


QGIS is a free and open source geographical information system. It can be downloaded here.

CDO (Climate Data Operators)

CDO is a collection of command line operators to manipulate Climate and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model data. Details can be found here here. Follow the instructions to install CDO on MacBook Pro: How to Install CDO on Mac