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Watson 425 Workstation

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities currently offers a workstation for Digital Humanities research and projects in the GIS & Data Lab, Watson 425. This computer contains visualization, analytic and publishing software, as well as links to various web resources. For assistance or consultations, or if you have any suggestions for programs that you think we should add, please contact us at


The software currently available on the computer includes:

Notepad++ – An open-source text editor with syntax-highlighting capabilities for a variety of programming and markup languages, allowing for user-defined languages. Supports a variety of plug-ins and extensions.

Audacity – An open-source digital audio workstation. Supports most audio filetypes, as well as raw data.

R – A programming language for working with sets of data and statistics, with the associated integrated development environment.

The Python programming language, along with the Natural Language ToolKit (NLTK) extension.

The Java Development Kit (JDK 8) with the associated Machine Learning for LanguagE Toolkit (MALLET).

Gephi – An open-source graph visualization platform for real-time data and metrics analysis.

QGIS – Open-source Geographic Information System program.

GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program. Fully customizable, and compatible with most image formats.

AntConc – A freeware, multiplatform corpus linguistics tool for working with concordances.


In addition to the programs installed on the GIS & Data Lab workstation, links to a number of in-browser digital tools are provided. Please report any broken links to

Bamboo DiRT​ – A collection of digital research tools for a wide variety of purposes, from analyzing data to writing collaboratively.

CATMA​ – Computer Aided Textual Markup & Analysis; a tool for textual and literary analysis, automating many common tasks associated with those processes.

Juxta Commons – An in-browser, collaborative tool for working with text.

Lexomics​ – A suite of software for analyzing literature and visualizing relationships within texts.

MONK – Metadata Offer New Knowledge; a digital environment for locating and analyzing patterns in texts. – A web-publishing platform geared toward scholarly use.

TAPoR​ – Text Analysis Portal for Research; a collection of tools for text analysis, study and research.

TokenX – A text visualization, analysis and play tool.

Voyant Tools – A reading and analysis environment for digital texts.

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