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is a powerful statistical package most widely used in undergraduate statistics course. It is available for
Windows and OSX.
is a free
Statistical/Graphics Software Package similar to Splus available on the
Windows, Macintosh, and Linux Platforms
is a widely used data processing/statistical software package. Windows SAS is installed in the many
public labs: search public labs on campus
SPSS is a statistical software
package that is widely used in the social sciences. Windows
SPSS is available from a site license at AIT
and can only be installed on university owned PCs.
is a software package used for the
Bayesian analysis of complex statistical models using Markov chain
Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. The project began in
1989 in the MRC Biostatistics Unit and led initially to the
and then onto the
software developed jointly with the Imperial College School of
Medicine at St Mary's, London.
Stat Graph Software
is an open
source visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data. It
provides highly dynamic and interactive graphics such as tours, as well
as familiar graphics such as the scatterplot, barchart and parallel
coordinates plots. The interactive plots are linked with brushing and
identification. Also available is
an R package that provides an easy interface with GGobi.
- ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics, which tries to take the good parts of base and lattice graphics and none of the bad parts. It takes care of many of the fiddly details that make plotting a hassle (like drawing legends) as well as providing a powerful model of graphics that makes it easy to produce complex multi-layered graphics.
is a free
visualization program for the Mac OSX platform. Manet provides a range of graphical tools specially designed for studying
multivariate features, providing interactive tools for data with
MiKTeX is an up-to-date TeX
implementation for the Windows operating system. It includes LaTeX and other common forms of TeX. TeX is generally considered to be the
best way to typeset complex mathematical formulas, but, especially in
the form of LaTeX and other template packages, is now also being used
for many other typesetting tasks. To install MiKTeX, go to
then follow the link for installation. Note that TeXnic Center is an
excellent user interface for MiKTeX.
is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under MS-Windows, OS/2 and Unix.
is an interpreter for the Postscript page description language used by
laser printers. For documents following the Adobe Postscript Document
Structuring Conventions, GSview allows selected pages to be viewed or
TeXnicCenter is a
feature rich integrated development
environment (IDE) for developing LaTeX-documents on Microsoft Windows
(Windows 9x/ME, NT/2000/XP) freely available under GPL. IDE means the
integration of all the tools, needed to develop documents with LaTeX,
into just one application. You have the editor to write your LaTeX
files with, you can start the building process just by choosing a menu
item and the output of the LaTeX compiler is written to a window of
TeXnicCenter and analyzed, so that you can simply jump from one error,
warning or bad box to another one. Also viewing the generated output is
easy with TeXnicCenter. Just choose a menu item and the correct viewer
application will be started and if supported by the viewer, the output
will be displayed at the position belonging to the current source
position in TeXnicCenter. And the best: TeXnicCenter is distributed as
open source under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) and
is consequently available for free.
. Then choose
Download-TeXnicCenter Setup, Version 1 Beta 6.21 ('Fawkes') and follow
is a freeware software package available from cygwin that enables one
to display X output from Linux/Unix computers.
Andrew File System
(AFS), is the campus
wide distributed file system that provides all staff, faculty, and
students at Iowa State with 1 GB of file space