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Statistical / quantitative analysis

Statistical and quantitative analysis is fundamental in many research methodologies. These software packages work with small to large data sets, helping to organize, validate, analyze, reduce, and visualize the data.

  • Business Statistics


    Mac (all stations)

    Business Statistics is training software on statistical analysis.

  • JMP Pro

        JMP Pro

    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    JMP is professional statistical software.

  • Mathematica


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Mathematica is the primary symbolic mathematics software package.

    Online tutorials: Hands-on start to Mathematica and Wolfram training courses.

  • MicrOsiris


    Windows (all stations)

    MicrOsiris is free statistical software like SPSS and SAS.

  • Minitab


    Windows (all stations)

    Minitab is professional statistical software.

  • PSPP

        gnu pspp

    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    GNU PSPP is free statistical software like SPSS.

  • R and R Studio Desktop

        R and R studio

    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    R is a programming language used for statistical analysis.

  • SAS


    Windows (all stations)

    SAS is professional statistical analysis software.

  • SPSS


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    SPSS is the primary statistical analysis software package. SPSS  is the default file format for datasets downloaded from ICPSR and an option highlighted by many other data repositories such as the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research .

  • Stata


    Mac (all stations)

    Stata is statistical software used in data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations, regression analysis (linear and multiple), and custom programming.

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  •     Bruce Pencek
  • Bruce Pencek
  • College Librarian for Social Sciences & History
  • (540) 231-2140
  • (540) 231-2140 (Newman Library 3050 office -- for most purposes)
  • 3050 Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
  • Ed Brooks
  • GIS Specialist
  • 540-231-9225
  • Newman Library room 2030
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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