Free Alternatives to Brown Licensed Software

A list of well known, free and open source software is provided on this page for the convenience of Brown's software user community. These products have been selected as the best alternative solutions for those who either do not qualify to use certain Brown-licensed software or for those who otherwise have difficulty accessing Brown's license managed software.

Software listed below is NOT supported by CIS. 

Software Type Product Title Description
Computational OpenStat Open source alternative to SPSS software
PAST Includes common statistical, plotting and modelling functions
PSPP Replacement for SPSS that is similar in appearance
R Alternative to S-Plus that provides a command line interface for power users
Sage Notebook Viable open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB
SOFA Statistics, analysis, and reporting program with emphasis on ease of use
Graphics editing Paint.NET Free image and photo editing software for Windows
Paintbrush Simple paint program for Mac OS X that permits editing of most major image formats
Inkscape Open Source vector graphics editor similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the SVG file format
Office productivity Libre Office Suite of six feature-rich applications for your document production and data processing needs
OpenOffice Open source software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases
PDF Creation CutePDF Create professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document
doPDF Most lightweight free PDF creator
PDFCreator Easily create PDFs from any Windows program
PDF Viewing Foxit Reader