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Statistical Software

Many people ask us which of these packages is the best, but there truly is no best package for everyone. Staff statisticians can assist you in a multitude of packages. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Which one is right for you really depends on the analyses you want to do, what is used by your colleagues, as well as your statistical and programming background. Please feel free to contact us at to discuss the best software for your situation.

Cornell University has arrangements with several software companies to provide desktop statistical software at a reduced price to Cornell students, faculty and staff. More detailed information is available on the company websites, which can be found through the software pages below.

Software License Information
JMP JMP Site License
Minitab Minitab Site License
R Free
SAS SAS Site License
SPSS SPSS Site License
STATA STATA Site License

JMP, R, SAS, and Stata are available on computers at Mann Library.

Remote access to the above software and many others are available at CISER, CAC and the Bioinformatics Facility.

Additional Free Software

  • G*Power is a useful program for sample size calculations and power analysis.