Statistical Server (STATS)

The Population Research Center offers a Windows remote access server for statistical analysis.  The server is available for PRC affiliates to use on campus and remotely. 

In order to connect to the PRC Stats Server, you must be connected to a UT campus network or UT VPN.
Information on how to connect to the UT VPN can be found here.

Currently available Software:
  • StataMP 15.1
  • SAS 9.4
  • R 3.5.2
  • Rstudio 1.1.463
  • mPlus 8.2
  • StatTransfer 14.2
  • ArcGIS
  • Office 2016
  • 7-Zip
  • Notepad++

Steps for Connecting to the PRC Stats server from a Windows computer

Steps for Connecting to the PRC Stats server from a Mac

Frequently Asked Questions:

I'm working with a very large dataset and my programs are taking a long time to run. Is there any way to speed things up?

Yes, we've found that in some cases moving your large data file to the local hard drive will speed up your analysis. The data files will not be backed up in this location, so you should continue to store your programs on the T: or Q: drive.  Please contact so we can set up a secure directory on the server.

Can I browse the web on the STATS server?

Yes, but some limitations are in place to maintain security.

Can I download files from my web browser on the STATS server?

Downloading of files from most websites is blocked as this is a common way for malware to infect systems. We have made a few exceptions including sites housed here at UT ( along with some data provider websites. Methods for accessing downloaded files from STATS are listed below:

  • Email to get details on transferring files to and from your local computer.

How long do my session stay active?

A user session disconnects after 30 minutes when the system detects no user input.  Your session and application are still running in the background.  A user session is logged off after 6 hours.  Your session and application close.

Are my files backed up?

Files stored on the Stats server is not backed up.  Local storage is for temporary working session.  To ensure your files are backed up they should be stored on the T: or Q: drive.

Connecting to STATS from a Windows computer:

Open the Remote Desktop Connection Client which is located in the Windows Start Menu under All Programs - Accessories.


Connect to in the Remote Desktop Connection client.


Confirm that you want to trust this server.


Enter your PRC credentials with PRC\ in front of your username:

Connecting to STATS from a Macintosh computer:

Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client. This is included with the latest version of Mac Office or it can be downloaded and installed from the following link:

Connect to in the Remote desktop Connection client.

Enter your PRC credentials and domain name as seen here.

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