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Statistical Software

To perform heavy statistical analysis you should consider using statistical programs as they provide tested procedures for the analysis of data. 

Acquire Software at the Campus Computer Store

The main statistics applications used on campus are:

  • NVivo
  • R Project for Statistical Computing
  • SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
  • SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
  • Stata

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data, such as: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content. NVivo licenses are available for $0 through the Campus Computer Store.

R Project for Statistical Computing

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac OS. To download R, please choose your preferred CRAN mirror.

R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows and Mac OS. This software is available for use on the campus remote access lab, and on the HPC facilities.


SAS is the eponymous program available from SAS Institute. Licenses can be obtained from the Campus Computer Store.


SPSS (originally this stood for “Statistics Package for the Social Sciences”) is a program from IBM. Licenses and media are available from the Campus Computer Store. This program is also available on the campus remote access lab and in student labs.


SAS and SPSS Training Courses

There are a number of training courses in SAS and SPSS including:

Contact Training Services for more information

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