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Political Science

Statistical Software @ BU


negotiates licenses for several statistical programs used throughout the University, and provides support for these programs. 

  • JMP dynamically links statistics with graphics to interactively explore, understand, and visualize data.  It can work with a variety of data formats, such as text files, Microsoft Excel files, SAS data sets and ODBC-compliant databases. 
  • Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is a very popular statistical package that can be used for data management, report writing, statistical analysis, and graphics. 
  •  SPSS is the current name for the complete portfolio of SPSS Predictive Analytics products.