A statistics software

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Joined: 06/29/2013

Greetings ladies and Gentlemen.

I need a program like minitab:


To make some basic statistics about some data I've collected.
Could you recommend me a free as in freedom alternative?

I've heard about R, but I think R is like killing mosquitoes with ground-air missiles. I need to get the results without loosing much time (R is powerful but requires time to learn and I don't have that right now).

Thank you.

Magic Banana

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Joined: 07/24/2010

KNIME is not only about basic statistics but also about data-mining: http://knime.org

It really is user-friendly and quite powerful in term of visualization. It is released under the GPLv3. Here is my "review" of the basics of this platform: http://dcc.ufmg.br/~lcerf/slides/mda10.pdf

A similar GPL platform that I mainly know by name is Orange: http://orange.biolab.si

R is a full-featured language and, I agree, there is a learning curve. Anyway you may want to use a GUI on top of it. Again, I am more into data-mining, and I know of Rattle that you may like: http://rattle.togaware.com

Joined: 12/10/2013

What about GNU PSPP? I've never used it, but it looks good.

Joined: 06/29/2013

Sorry for answering so late but I've been testing programs.

I want to share with you the fact that Gnumeric has statistics modules built in, so you can use it, and it is very effective:


My best solution was learning R, It's hard for me to express in words how wonderful this program is.

Thank you for the recommendations; all of them are great.


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Joined: 01/29/2013

The built in statistics module in Gnumeric is powerful and easy to use. Not a lot of people know about it and it is much more robust than what LibreOffice calc has to offer.

I agree that R is amazing and the way to go for basic or advanced statistics, despite the steep learning curve.