# Free Minitab Alternatives

The best free alternative to Minitab is R (programming language), which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Minitab and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Minitab are RStudio, PSPP, JASP and jamovi.

Minitab alternatives are mainly Statistical Analyzers but may also be Spreadsheet Apps or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Minitab.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.

- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux
- Xfce

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.

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.

- 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.

- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux

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.

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/

- Free • Open Source
- Mac
- Windows
- Linux

SOFA Statistics is an open-source statistical package, with an emphasis on ease of use, learn as you go, and beautiful output. The name stands for Statistics Open For All. It has a graphical user interface and can connect directly to MySQL, SQLite, MS Access, and MS SQL Server.

Rattle is a GUI for data mining using R. All interactions through the graphical user interface are captured as R script. It presents statistical and visual summaries of data, transforms data, builds machine learning models, and scores new datasets.