Macintosh statistical software

Time Series Software

These are the list of statistical packages for time series analysis. See also:


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


Compatibility: 10.6.6 or later
Version 3.5; Automator, Spotlight support;
Price: $100, available in the Mac App Store, Lite version $10
Listin updated 1-2-2017

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 OS X 10.6 or later; Terminal
Current Version: 9.1
Price: education and student pricing available
Standard Price: 500, Pro $650

MacRATS (Regression Analysis of Time Series) is distributed by Estima. There is a Mac web page. At the moment, there is no full OS X version, but the OS 9 version is confirmed to run under Classic mode by Estima. There is also a version for UNIX which can be used under Mac OS X and appears to include a Classic-based interface, but which can be used without Classic as a batch program from the Terminal.


Configurations Available: 68040, with or without FPU; PowerPC native; OS X 32-bit Intel
Current Version: 5.1
Price: up to 2250, many options
Student Pricing: Limited-functionality version

TSP is an econometrics statistical software package published by TSP. An OS X version of version 5 is due shortly; a Sun version has already been completed. The last time we corresponded with the publishers, they say a native OS X version is due in August 2005, and that the OS 9 version works fine under Classic. In 2012, they noted that TSP was updated to a “native Intel 32-bit MP Terminal version” for use on 10.6; it may work on more recent systems. Or it may not. Their focus appears to be on Windows now.

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