Alternative to Minitab, SAS, or R

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  1. Erniecranks macrumors newbie

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    Is there a decent statistical package for Mac? I was using Minitab 16 on a PC, and I'm trying to learn R, but after Minitab it's a royal pain. Recommendations, anyone?
     
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  3. Erniecranks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but I don't have a Macbook Pro

    So I can't run bootcamp or windows.
     
  4. McGiord macrumors 601

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    What do you have?
     
  5. Erniecranks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook.

    I had a PC laptop that I was just using for Minitab, but it got infected. I'm not sure how, but it's an expensive mess.
     
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    If it is an Intel MacBook you could use Windows.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1899

    Anyway JMP is supported on Mac.

    And about cleaning the mess on the windows pc, use your mac to download some free antivirus packages, put then either on a flash drive or burn a CD, then boot without connecting it to the internet and clean it, you might need to boot in safe mode, but with the admin user.
    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
    http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
     
  7. martm macrumors newbie

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    I would recommend STATA (http://www.stata.com/). It has both GUI and CLI for doing stuff. It runs fast and hardware requirements are small. Also web is full of additional free modules/programs to extend the functionality. Webforums and tutorials are helpful if help needed. Finally, it is not very expensive compared to other packages.

    The second option i would consider is SPSS (http://www.spss.com/). It is a prominent application for doing statistical analysis. But I do not like it that much because it is JAVA application and it gets badly expensive if you start adding modules you might need in your work.

    Bests,
    M
     
  8. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I would really recommend giving R another chance. But I'm a statistician, and I don't know what you are or what you're trying to do...

    If you need a GUI, then I recommend JMP. But like most proprietary statistical packages, it's rather expensive. There is a Mac version, so no need to run Windows. (No idea why SAS has a native Mac version of JMP but not SAS. GAH. Really hoping for SAS to come back to the Mac one of these days...)
     
  9. knowwareman macrumors newbie

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    SPC Software for Macintosh

    The QI Macros work in Excel 2011 and do most of what Minitab does.
     
  10. McGiord macrumors 601

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    What are those? Are they free? Where can we get them?
     

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