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Some of the more commonly used statistical software packages are listed below.
No software package is a substitute for having an expert understanding of how a statistical method works, to include the theory behind the method, the assumptions made by the method, and the diagnostic tests needed to check the assumptions to ensure the validity of the results.
  • Handing someone a scalpel doesn't make them a surgeon.  Giving someone a statistical analysis package doesn't make them a statistician.
  • "A fool with a tool is still a fool."


ASA website listing statistical software packages: 

Blog that describes various measures of popularity for statistical software packages:

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