These are other Macintosh software packages used for data analysis beyond those for regression, ANOVA, or time series analysis. You may also wish to see the list of general-purpose mathematical analysis packages. Don't forget to see the bottom of the page for software that's been abandoned but may still be useful in Classic.

Graphing and data visualization packages are on another page.

*Updated 12/29/2017*

Configurations Available: Mac, Windows

Current Version: 3.02

Price: $99

Listing updated 4-26-2011

Surveys are created from a desktop program, in php and MySQL (or PostgreSQL). Free trial allows up to ten submissions. Supports multiple page surveys (you control the number of items per page) as well as matrix questions. Allows multiple surveys for multiple domains; you can set different rules, conditions, and options based on answers. There is an invitation manager as well. The program uses html templates which can be modified. Analysis includes graphics. Exports to CVS, text, and html.

A brief test shows that usage is fairly clunky, with questions requiring lengthy wizards that demand clicks to add each answer option, a system that can get tedious very quickly; admittedly freeform-style entry is rare for survey software, but a keyboard command for "add option" and other frequent actions would save considerable time. When the survey is previewed, the html source appears moderately wasteful, with a separate span for questions and question text; but we've seen worse. We were unable to create a survey script on the Mac without an SQL database, suggesting that you’re meant to create the survey on the server itself rather than creating on a desktop and then uploading, which is unrealistic for most people; but there are probably workarounds for that.

(thanks to Nadine Macolini for finding this one)

Windows survey software we have tested was excessively hard to use and/or hideously overpriced. The two best options we’ve seen are the free, open-source LimeSurvey, and SurveySaid (an online program which generates html or Java code, which the user can host on their own servers to maintain security; thanks, Marty Einhorn.)

There are also free and moderately priced Web-based solutions, but these all seem to require you to store data on their servers, which is inappropriate or unwise for many surveys. Some are also slow for the respondents or make it clear that you are using a free service.

Configurations Available: Mac, Linux, Windows

Price: Free (and open source)

Listing updated 1-2-2017

Michael Barton pointed out that **GRASS** is used for geographic resources data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modelling, and visualization of many types of data. It is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

Originally developed by the Army as a tool for land management and environmental planning, GRASS is a powerful utility with a wide range of applications in many different areas of scientific research. GRASS is currently used in academic, government, and commercial settings.

GRASS 6 added a new topological 2D/3D vector engine and support for vector network analysis. Attributes are now managed in a SQL-based DBMS. A new display manager has been implemented. The NVIZ visualization tool was enhanced to display 3D vector data and voxel volumes. Messages are partially translated with support for FreeType fonts, including multibyte Asian characters. New LOCATIONs can be auto-generated by EPSG code number. GRASS is integrated with GDAL/OGR libraries to support an extensive range of raster and vector formats, including OGC-conformal Simple Features.

Configurations Available: Mac, Linux, Windows

Price: Free (and open source)

Listing updated 12-1-2010

**Quantum GIS** is a somewhat less powerful but easy to use GIS package for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It is also an Open Source Geospatial Foundation project, and it supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functions.

Configurations Available: Mac (under X11), Linux, UNIX, OS/2, Windows [requires Cygwin or VirtualBox for full function]

Current Version: 4.5.5 (released Nov. 2010)

Price: Free (and open source)

Listing updated 12-1-2010

GMT is an open source collection of many tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views.

gretl does time series and other statistics; it is in our “special purpose and general math programs” page.

Version 3.6; Automator, Spotlight support;

Price:
$100, available in the Mac App Store, Lite version $10; volume discounts

Listing updated 12-27-2017; software updated 2017

Published by Spectraworks, kSpectra Toolkit is “a set of programs for advanced spectral analysis of univariate or multivariate time series arising in many of the physical sciences, ranging from electrical engineering and physics to geophysics and oceanography, as well as biomedical sciences. The toolkit contains procedures for estimating the spectrum of a time series, decomposing the time series into trends, oscillatory components, and noise, and reconstructing the contributions of selected components of the time series,” according to the web site.

Dennis Kahlbaum wrote: “makes time series analysis relatively easy via GUI and built-in functions/methods.”

Configurations available: no compatibility or version info available

Price: free (open source) for community edition; pricey standard edition

Listing updated 1/2/2017

Commercial open source software said to be giving the closed-source programs a run for their money; despite the pretty Java GUI, it’s not “load and use,” but it also is not a “type esoteric commands from a huge, dense manual” program. It can import Excel files and connect to databases; most operations require some programming through its XML interface.

Configurations available: OS X (Intel only)

Current version: 2016e

Price: free (open source)

Listing updated 1/2/2017

gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language. It is is free, open-source software that reads in numerous formats and can link to R. Features include an easy, intuitive interface, a wide variety of estimators, time series methods, output in tabular, equation, or LaTeX formats, a scripting language, command loop structure, and GUI for fine tuning graphs. (Thanks, Rudi Bekkers).

This software is available from Marley Watkins at http://edpsychassociates.com/Watkins3.html (Thanks, Tricia Jones). Some of this software is PowerPC based and will not run under Lion; some are OS 9 based; other programs are Intel-based or universal binaries. There are some Excel spreadsheets, some FutureBASIC and BASIC programs as well.

**MacParallel Analysis**: tables of eigenvalues produced by Monte Carlo simulations.**Monte Carlo PCA for Parallel Analysis**: computes Parallel Analysis criteria (eigenvalues) via Monte Carlo simulation.

**r To z Conversion**: calculates r-to-z and z-to-r.**Ability-Achievement Discrepancy Analysis**: regression-based prediction of achievement for determination of a severe ability-achievement discrepancy.**Coefficient of Congruence**: calculates the coefficient of congruence for comparing factor solutions from different studies or different samples.**Diagnostic Utilitity Statistics:**calculates diagnostic efficiency statistics: sensitivity, specificity, false positive rate, false negative rate, positive and negative predictive power, odds ratio, Kappa, etc.**ROC Analysis**: graphs the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve and calculates the Area Under the ROC Curve (AUC) using a nonparametric method.**Chi-Square Analysis**: calculates the chi-square statistic for 2x2 to 10x10 contingency tables. Also calculates the contingency, phi, and kappa statistics.

**Probability Calc:**calculates the probability of Z, t, F, and chi-square values.

**MacBonferroni**calculates Holm's sequential Bonferroni method to maintain error rates at a desired alpha level.**RandomNum**generates random numbers within a range specified by the user.

**UNITcalc**calculates profile scores on the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test as per Wilhoit & McCallum (2002).**Simple t**calculates independent and dependent t-tests from group data (mean, standard deviation, correlation).**MacKappa**calculates general and partial kappa coefficients for nominal data.**CAcalculator-Revised**calculates chronological age when given date of birth and date of test**rDiff**calculates the reliability of difference scores, given the reliability of two tests and the correlation between then.**rProphecy**calculates the Spearman-Brown 'Prophecy' formula that estimates the reliability of a test if its number of items is altered.**Effect Size Calculator**calculates effect sizes (Cohen's d, r, Glass's É¢, Common Language Effect Size) given appropriate means and standard deviations.**MacOrtho**transforms an hierarchical higher-order factor analysis solution into an orthogonal solution as described by Schmid and Leiman (1957).**MacMahalanobis**calculates Mahalanobis distance for multiple cases, given entry of an inverted covariance matrix.**Pairwise Tests**calculates three Pairwise Tests: simple Bonferroni adjustment, Holm's sequential Bonferroni method, and Benjamin and Hochberg's False Discovery Rate.**alphaN**estimates the sample size needed for a specified coefficient alpha, given the Type I error rate and effect size.**rSim**interactively simulates how the 95% confidence interval of the correlation coefficient and the statistical significance (p ≠ 0) vary as a function of sample size.**ASCA Assistant**for the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA). It also performs syndromic profile analysis, discriminant analysis, and situtype analysis. Only for those who own ASCA manual and protocols.**Invariance**calculates indices of factorial invariance: the coefficient of congruence, a chi-square goodness of fit test, and Cattell's Salient Variable Similarity index.

Configurations OS X 10.9 or newer, “optimized for 10.12”

Current Version: 6.1

Price: Free basic version; ranges from Advanced ($129) to Ultimate ($1,990) with $35 student version and educational pricing**
**Listing updated 10/7/2017

Knowledge Miner’s data mining tool can now stand on its own, without requiring Excel. It can build predictive and descriptive models — “explicit and complexity minimized mathematical models,” with the ability to self-select inputs and show their importance. It has three languages — English, Spanish, and German.

Since Insights is now standalone, it’s able to run as full 64-bit software with parallel processing, boosting speed dramatically. Excel support is optional, for importing directly from Excel 2011 or 2016. Models can be exported in various formats.

The $129 Advanced version forecasts complex time processes without models, automatically runs simulations or forecasts real-time data (storing up to 5 steps ahead — the Ultimate version goes up to 120), exports models in generic form, can run up to 100 inputs with 50,000 samples, and supports up to 100 forecasting steps.

The Professional edition also does cost-sensitive modeling (including ROC and cost curve plots), also exports models in Objective-C and AppleScript, can run up to 2,000 inputs, with one million samples, and has unlimited forecasting steps. Ultimate adds self-organization modeling of interdependent, complex systems, can export systems of equation in Excel, and can handle 25,000 potential inputs.

The company’s own description:

INSIGHTS is original 64-bit parallel software for building predictive models from data, automatically, by evolutionary, self-organizing modelling approaches. Taking observational data that describes a problem, system, or process, the software constructs a working mathematical model... its AI-powered, self-organizing, modeling algorithms allow users to easily extract new and useful knowledge to support decision-making. ... Users in nearly any field can employ the easy-to-use software to analyze noisy data sets and build powerful models, which can be used to help to gain new insights into complex phenomena, predict future behavior, simulate "what-if" questions, and identify methods of controlling processes.

The software promises to hide the processes of model development, dimension reduction, variable selection, noise filtering, and model validation, self-organizing linear or nonlinear, static or dynamic regression models, to generate the equation that best describes the data. It also checks to see if the final model “reflects a valid relationship or if it just models noise.” It can create models for Status Quo or What-If problems, outputting models and model ensembles in ready-to-use Excel, Python, Matlab, AppleScript, or Objective-C code.

Price: free-$25

Listing last updated: 1-2-2017

Available in the Mac App Store

Makes pretty timelines.

Version: 13

Price: $295 (commercial), $179 (academic), $59 (student)

Listing last updated: 1-2-2017

**Stat/Transfer** can translate to and from most common statistical formats. It works surprisingly well, though you should check to make sure it can make the exact transitions you need.

Statistical analysis (particularly time series analysis) can also be done using general-purpose mathematical software (especially with optional or standard plugins) such as:

- Mathematica: Feature/version parity across Mac, Linux, Windows, and UNIX versions. Universal Binary; version 7 is current.
- MATLAB: Version 7.04 has parity with Windows, Linux, and UNIX. A
**large**number of other products are also available from this publisher for the Mac. Gets considerable use for statistics, particularly Bayesian. $2150 - Maple: At version 10 with general feature parity across Mac and Windows; UNIX and Linux also available; Universal Binary. $2275..
- IDL: current version is 6.1 and OS X or UNIX native (past versions were PowerPC).
- LiveMath (formerly known as MathView, Theorist and also sold as MathPlus): current version 3.5 includes PowerPC or OS X native support and is a Universal Binary according to the company.
- MuPAD "is a full-fledged computer algebra system for symbolic and numeric computing... [with a] user-friendly interface." Pricing, version, and compatibility is no longer available from their web site.

Also see image extraction software and our abandoned Mac statistics software page.

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