Statistical Software

Statistical Analysis System (SAS) was collectively developed by Professors A. J. Barr and J. H. Goodnight from the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. This system is used to assist software programs for mathematical and statistical analysis. SAS is used in numerous areas around the world, including finance, medicine and health, production, transportation, communications, scientific research, government, education, and other fields. Using SAS software is a prerequisite skill for statisticians or IT technicians. Go to NCKU Computer Center to download the software. (Source: NTU Biological Statistics Program)

SPSS was initially short for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, which was a commercial statistical software for social science studies. This software program slowly became widely used by people from different walks of life, as its functions were gradually bolstered with a number of statistical analysis packages. SPSS is now short for Statistical Product and Service Solutions. SPSS is well-known for its calculation and point-and-click interfaces, making it an easy-to-use program for users who are new to program writing. SPSS company was acquired by IBM in 2009. Since SPSS 19, the software was officially named IBM SPSS Statistics. Go to NCKU Computer Center to download the software. (Source: NTU Biological Statistics Program)

Software for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

This is a free software program for preparing and updating Cochrane Systematic Review. RevMan facilitates simplification and preparation of research protocols and full systematic reviews, including text, characteristics of studies, and comparison tables and study data. It can perform meta-analysis of the data entered, and present the results graphically. Go to the official website of RevMan (Download).

Systematic Review Toolbox
A website comprising relevant software tools that can be used to synthesize systematic reviews. These tools include protocol development, automated search, study selection, quality assessment, data extraction, automated analysis, text analysis, meta-analysis, report write-up, collaboration, and document management. This website can be used to search for suitable software programs according to underlying approach, discipline, and software cost.