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Data Analysis Tools

Scott Hannahs has compiled a fabulous list of the tools for Data Analysis available for Mac OS X for the SciTech mailing list and I thought it would be useful to spread the word. Remember that many of the more expensive applications have free/cheap education or student versions.

Free = $0
gnuplot see also Qgfe
R
Octave
RL Plot
Plotter
Plot
vtk
Python + Matplotlib
PGPLOT
Grapher
HippoDraw
Veusz
QtiPlot


Cheap < $100
$30
DataPlot
$60
Graphing calculator
$95
Profit
$39
3D Data Visualizer Pro
$30
Graph Sketcher
$8
XYVue
$25 (for a CD package)
OpenDX also available from here


Moderate < $1000
$445
Aabel
$120
Citrin
$299
Deltagraph
$550
Igor
$495
SmileLab
$495
GraphPad Prism
$200
KaleidaGraph
$715
DataDesk

Expensive > $1000
$1900
MatLab
$1880
Mathematica
$1895
Maple
$2400
IDL
$1195
DataTank
$3750
Tecplot

and of course the extra category:
Stupid ?? Excel "A wordprocessor that calculates" -- Gary Johnson
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