# Minitab Alternatives

Minitab is described as *'statistical software for analyzing data in Lean Six Sigma quality and process improvement projects, and in statistics education'* and is a statistical analyzer in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Minitab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is R (programming language), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Minitab are RStudio, Number Analytics, PSPP and JASP.

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

##### R (programming language) vs Minitab opinions

For R an extension (library) "R commander" exists, which brings a GUI to perform most things that Minitab is capable of...

R is much more powerful and versatile

R is a programming language, even if somewhat specialized. Minitab is an application which makes statistical analysis easy. In R, you write code, in Minitab you click around and choose various graphs and stats to be calculated. Sure, Minitab does have some scripting capability, but so does Excel...

Cost, functionality. There are an amazing amount of packages available to implement different analyses, the amount of support and documentation is incredible. Then the ability to create GUIs using Shiny is great for distribution of your work to colleagues and associates to use.

As a programming language, R requires difficult setup and in-depth technical knowledge. Even if R has some statistical capabilities, it cannot compare to a dedicated statistical application like minitab.

RStudio™ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. RStudio combines an intuitive user interface with powerful coding tools to help you get the most out of R.

##### RStudio vs Minitab opinions

RStudio is an integrated development environment for a programming language, not a statistical software package. Therefore, it is a poor replacement for Minitab and is only a feasible alternative for fluent programmers.

- Paid • Proprietary
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux
- Online
- Android
- iPhone
- Android Tablet
- Windows Phone
- iPad

Number Analytics is a web-based statistical software designed for those who are not good at numbers. No coding needed. It automatically applies suitable statistical models and interprets results in plain English with graphs and color-coded tables.

⚫︎ Portable##### Number Analytics vs Minitab opinions

newyorkerBeginners in statistical analysis would benefit the most from Number Analytics. Minitab requires some level of statistical knowledge like t-value, p-value, F-value to understand ANOVA, chi-square test. You have to select what kinds of statistical analysis is appropriate for a case. Number Analytics automatically applies the right statistical model for you so that beginners would be the right target. However advanced statistical analysis is limited at Number Analytics compared to Minitab.

wjs_greatI tried Minitab and Number Analytics. For beginners, it would be better to start with Number Analytics. It is much simpler to use and has less options to choose. The graphical interface is better as it has more color coded tables and interactive graphs.

For basic statistics like descriptive statistics, ANOVA, T-test, Linear Regression are also available. It is easier to use but the functionalities are limited for professional statistical analysis.

snam2I used Minitab for basic statisticcal analysis like t-test, ANOVA test, and regression analysis. The basic statistical analysis results are comparable with those from Number Analytics. For those who start to learn basic statistics would benefit from Number Analytics because it is free for basic statistics. The basic plan is limited to use less than 2M byte data file, but for learning statistics, it would be good enough.

PSPP is a free software application for analysis of sampled data. It has a graphical user interface and conventional command line interface. It is written in C, uses GNU Scientific Library for its mathematical routines, and plotutils for generating graphs.

##### PSPP vs Minitab opinions

- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux

JASP is a free and open-source graphical program for statistical analysis supported by the University of Amsterdam. It is designed to be easy to use, and familiar to users of SPSS. It offers standard analysis procedures in both their classical and Bayesian form.

##### JASP vs Minitab opinions

The higher ranked alternatives are programming languages or environments, which is not what Minitab is.

jamovi is a new free and open "3rd generation" statistical spreadsheet. Designed from the ground up to be easy to use, jamovi is a compelling alternative to costly statistical products such as SPSS and SAS.

- Paid • Proprietary
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux

The IBM SPSS software platform offers advanced statistical analysis, a vast library of machine-learning algorithms, text analysis, open-source extensibility, integration with big data and seamless deployment into applications.

RKWard is an easy to use, transparent frontend to the R programming language, a very powerful, yet hard-to-get-into scripting-language with a strong focus on statistic functions.

Graph is an open source application used to draw mathematical graphs in a coordinate system. Anyone who wants to draw graphs of functions will find this program useful. The program makes it very easy to visualize a function and paste it into another program.

Discontinued

latest version is 4.4.2 (2013)https://sourceforge.net/projects/graph/files/Graph/