Software

Lightwright is a unique cross between a spreadsheet and a database, designed specifically to manage professional lighting design paperwork.

Lightwright understands what designers and electricians do with their paperwork. It knows that dimmers and circuits shouldn't be overloaded, that striplights have more than one color, that color scrollers have a whole series of colors and need a control channel, and that some lights don't use color at all!

Lightwright knows that you might need to change all of the R-33 in the sidelights to L-110 and it lets you make changes like these in ways that are blindingly fast, simple, and designed to fit the way you work instead of the way computers work.

It can find mistakes, compare two sets of paperwork, figure your circuit and dimmer needs, automatically renumber a pipe, renumber or rearrange your channels and dimmers, or even assign dimmers automatically based on your channels. You can enter text almost any way you want and use footnotes and ditto marks to cut down on typing and wasted paper.
Lightwright 5 (McKernon)
Williams College has a compus wide license that covers both network and individual installation of Mathematica. If you need an individual copy for your computer that doesn't require campus network connection, you can request one directly from Wolfram Research following the instructions below.
Instructions:
Request the download and key:
1. Follow the link below to fill out the form to request an Activation Key directly from Wolfram:
Williams Faculty and Staff
Williams Students
2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
First time request:
If this is your first time to request an individual installation of Mathematica from Wolfram Research, you need to create an account:
1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
2. Fill out form using a @williams.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
(Note: this is not an account on a Williams server so don't provide your Williams password!)
Mathematica 10.4 (Wolfram)
Design Science MathType™ for Windows and Macintosh is a powerful interactive tool that will revolutionize the way you create print and web-based documents that contain math. MathType works with any word processor, presentation program, page layout program, HTML-authoring tool, plus other types of software, to create equations for research papers, class materials, web pages, slide presentations, journal articles and books.
MathType 5.1 (Design Science)
Mesquite is software for evolutionary biology, designed to help biologists analyze comparative data about organisms. Its emphasis is on phylogenetic analysis, but some of its modules concern population genetics, while others do non-phylogenetic multivariate analysis.

Mesquite replaces MacClade ...

For more information see: http://mesquiteproject.org/mesquite/mesquite.html

Mesquite (replaces MacClade)
MiKTeX is an implementation of TeX and related programs for Windows.
MiKTeX

Microsoft Office helps you complete common business tasks, including word processing, e-mail, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more.

Microsoft Office 2011 is for Mac, while Microsoft Office 2010 is for Windows.

This download is for Faculty and Staff only.

Warning for windows users … Microsoft Office 2010 is available in both a 32-bit and 64-bit version. Some individuals may want to install the 32-bit version even if they are running 64-bit windows. Certain 32-bit applications that connect with Office may not run properly with the 64-bit version of Office. If you want to install the 32-bit version and see only the 64-bit version display on this page click on the "view all installers" link below ....

Specific software that we have discovered with issues include:

  • Flash (below version 11) – Embedded links to Flash videos (e.g. YouTube) in PowerPoint 2010 x64-bit will not display correctly. A Flash upgrade to version 11 is available free from adobe, and is highly recommend.
  • At least one individual at Williams reported that the Office 2010 "Merge to PDF" function will not function with Acrobat 9 and reports that it requires Acrobat Professional X.
  • PeopleSoft – nVision reports will not function properly in Excel 2010 x64-bit. No known upgrade is available at this time.
Office 2010/2011 - Fac/Staff Only (Microsoft)
Microsoft Office helps you complete common business tasks, including word processing, e-mail, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more.
Office 2013 is a Windows Only Version. For Macs, use Office 2011.
Office 2013 - Fac/Staff Only (Microsoft)
Microsoft Office helps you complete common business tasks, including word processing, e-mail, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more.

This download is for Faculty and Staff only.
Office 2016 (Mac) - Fac/Staff Only (Microsoft)
With Scientific WorkPlace Version 5, you can create, edit, and typeset mathematical and scientific text more easily than ever before. The software is based on an easy-to-use word processor that completely integrates writing mathematics and text in the same environment. With the built-in computer algebra system, you can perform computations right on the screen.
Scientific WorkPlace 5 (MacKichan)
Clicking the download link below will send you to the MacTex web page were you can download the MacTex installer. MacTex includes a working version of TexShop.
TexShop - MacTeX

Adobe Applications

Adobe apps are available for college-owned computers (e.g., faculty and staff workstations). Students can access them in the labs and libraries. More information

Software Request

Please let us know if you do not see a software title that you believe would be useful to the Williams community.

Faculty: Please contact your instructional support liaison.

Students: Please contact your faculty members.

Staff: Please send your request to softwarerequest@williams.edu or contact Desktop Services.

Terms of Use

Software on this web site has been licensed to Williams College and should be used in a manner that is consistent with the educational objectives of the College.