IT Support


The Department of Statistical Science maintains and supports a modern high-performance, unix-based computing environment to support the research and educational mission of its faculty, students, and staff.  User privileges are extended to visitors and to other guests.

Most desktops in the department are running opensource Linux distribution. While students and faculty have laptops running Windows or Mac OSX, StatSci IT Support provides limited support to access department servers.

The Computing Committee and StatSci IT Support Team are here to help you with your Statistical Science Computing needs. Our IT Office Hours / One on One Assistance is by appointment only.  Please contact us at the numbers below or by email.

Frisco Rose, Old Chem. 026
Phone:  919.660.5496

Zoyia Melton, Old Chem. 027
Phone: 919.684.5419

Computing FAQ


How do I add my Thesis or Dissertation to the website?

Once your thesis/dissertation is approved and in final form, you are ready to link your thesis to the website!

If you are a Master's or Ph.D. student, you should have deposited your thesis in the Duke Library's DukeSpace repository and will need that URL to link your thesis to the file there. Please see the information in the Grad School about electronic thesis/dissertation submission. If you are an undergraduate student, you may also submit your undergraduate thesis to DukeSpace. Otherwise, please upload the pdf file of the dissertation.

Where can I learn about using the Linux command line?

The shell command line is a powerful tool that will help you get your work done faster and more efficiently. You just have to learn how to use it! Several good tutorials are available on line, including:

  • Introduction to the Command Line: A FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) book available in HTML, PDF, and EPUB format for free and provides a good basic introduction to the power of the Unix/Linux command line.
  • To schedule an overview of Linux Command Line email

Where can I learn about using the tmux?

tmux is an open-source terminal multiplexer for Unix-like operating systems. It allows multiple terminal sessions to be accessed simultaneously in a single window. It is useful for running more than one command-line program at the same time and running shell commands in the background.  You just must learn how to use it! Several good tutorials are available online:

How can I get additional IT Help?