Analytica-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University


Analytica is a visual environment for creating, analyzing, and communicating quantitative models. It is widely used to analyze decisions in business and public policy, with applications in energy and environment, health, R&D management, telecommunications and IT, aerospace, security, and many other domains.

Analytica has several advantages over spreadsheets:

  • hierarchical influence diagrams offer a transparent visual way to build, navigate, and communicate models.
  • Intelligent Arrays let you handle and modify multidimensional models with ease and flexibility
  • integrated Monte Carlo lets you represent and analyze risk and uncertainty using probability distributions.
  • it is scalable, allowing you to create, analyze, and manage models much larger than is practical with spreadsheets. Typically, the size of an Analytica mode file is 20 to 100 times more compact than the equivalent Excel model.

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Lumina, the publisher of Analytica, licenses technology from Carnegie Mellon, where Professors Granger Morgan and Max Henrion built its predecessor, Demos. Lumina offers a free license to Analytica for all users at Carnegie Mellon.

Lumina Decision Systems, Inc.: Analytica Licensing Information

Analytica is a quantitative modeling tool.

  • License Holder: Engineering and Public Policy
  • Quantity licensed: Unlimited
  • Available for: Windows
  • Who can install it: Students, faculty and staff
  • Eligible equipment: University owned/leased and personally owned computers.
  • Cost to users: None
  • Where to get it: Lumina has created a special web page for Carnegie Mellon affiliates. Click Download to acquire the license code and download link.
  • Getting help: Analytica is not supported by the Computing Services Help Center. For assistance, email or visit
  • Restrictions: Use for academic, non-commercial purposes only. Individual use rights available upon termination: none. All copies must be deleted upon termination of your affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University.

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