Statistical Software Packages

The Statistical Support Network (SSN, formerly Statistical Consulting Unit, SCU) does not supply statistical software or solve technical problems with installation, loading add-ins etc. Please contact ANU ITS if you are an ANU staff member or student who wishes to acquire statistical software by emailing For more information, see the ITS Software & Systems website.

The SSN supports and recommends the menu-driven statistical software packages GenStat, SAS, SPSS and Stata as well as the free package R.  You can contact SSN for advice on the choice of statistical software or your particular use. Researchers are encouraged to use the statistical package commonly used in their work area to facilitate peer support. Some statistical software packages includes:

  • R - Available for Windows and Mac. Freeware, may be installed without licensing, interface-driven alternatives are RStudio and RCommander.
  • Stata - Available for Windows, Macs and Linux devices through our site license.
  • GenStat - Available for Windows. To obtain GenStat for your computer, contact IT Help Desk at 5-4321. You may require supervisor permission.
  • SPSS - Available for Windows and Mac. Licences for staff and students may be ordered through the ANU IT Service Desk:
  • SAS - Available for Windows and Mac.