# Guide to statistics software

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- | * SPSS | + | All price are rounded estimates as of Spring 2007 for a single, educational license of the latest version (not upgrades). Prices vary with reseller. Follow the links for exact information. |

+ | * SPSS v15 Base €1720 [http://www.statcon.de/statconshop/default.htm?cPath=9_2] | ||

+ | * SysStat v? €700 [http://www.statcon.de/statconshop/default.htm?cPath=9_2] / v12 $490 [http://www.studica.com/SystatSoftware/] | ||

+ | * SigmaPlot (usually bundled) [http://www.statcon.de/statconshop/default.htm?cPath=9_2] / v10 $480 [http://www.studica.com/SystatSoftware/] | ||

+ | * SigmaStat v3.5 €445 [http://www.statcon.de/statconshop/default.htm?cPath=9_2] / v3.5 $480 [http://www.studica.com/SystatSoftware/] | ||

* SAS | * SAS | ||

* Origin | * Origin | ||

- | * | + | * JMP v6 €920 [http://www.statcon.de/statconshop/default.htm?cPath=9_2] |

== software by license type == | == software by license type == | ||

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=== commercial === | === commercial === | ||

- | * SPSS | + | * SPSS, SysStat, SigmaStat, SigmaPlot |

* SAS | * SAS | ||

* Origin | * Origin | ||

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== review extracts == | == review extracts == | ||

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=== SigmaStat === | === SigmaStat === | ||

"This is a good starter package. Not very powerful, and not all that flexible, but simple and instructive" [http://www.qub.ac.uk/cdda/visual/sigmastat.html] | "This is a good starter package. Not very powerful, and not all that flexible, but simple and instructive" [http://www.qub.ac.uk/cdda/visual/sigmastat.html] | ||

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+ | == links == | ||

+ | * [http://www.qub.ac.uk/cdda/visual/stats.html Review of visualisation tools in statistics] by the Queen's Uni Belfast (Social Sciences) |

## Revision as of 10:29, 23 March 2007

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## Contents |

## price overview

All price are rounded estimates as of Spring 2007 for a single, educational license of the latest version (not upgrades). Prices vary with reseller. Follow the links for exact information.

- SPSS v15 Base €1720 [1]
- SysStat v? €700 [2] / v12 $490 [3]
- SigmaPlot (usually bundled) [4] / v10 $480 [5]
- SigmaStat v3.5 €445 [6] / v3.5 $480 [7]
- SAS
- Origin
- JMP v6 €920 [8]

## software by license type

### open source

- R

### commercial

- SPSS, SysStat, SigmaStat, SigmaPlot
- SAS
- Origin

## review extracts

### several

"five __user friendly, menu-driven programs__ that are intended mainly for users with __beginner to intermediate__ levels of statistical expertise: **JMP, NCSS, Sigmastat, Statistica and True EPISTAT**. Of these, the first __four are general purpose__ data analysis packages while True __EPISTAT is intended for medical scientists__. All have large user manual full of simple examples. __None offer anything like the same scope for power analysis as they do for statistical hypothesis testing__. This means that a researcher relying solely on one of these packages could analyze a study without being able to properly plan it or check its power. Sigmastat offers the widest scope for planning power or sample size (Table 3), although the ANOVA option doesn’t go beyond one-way. JMP is the most comprehensive in this respect, offering power calculations, tables, and power vs. sample size graphs for almost any fixed effect ANOVA design (but for nothing else). True EPISTAT can calculate approximate power and sample size for a limited assortment of tests and can produce graphs and some very limited tables. In Statistica, power and sample size can be calculated for some one-sample tests using the Process Analysis module, and OC (power vs. sample size) curves can be produced." [9]

### SigmaStat

"This is a good starter package. Not very powerful, and not all that flexible, but simple and instructive" [10]

## links

- Review of visualisation tools in statistics by the Queen's Uni Belfast (Social Sciences)