The Impoverished Social Scientist’s Guide to Free Statistical Software and Resources

Because if you’re a social scientist, you are definitely poor. It lists free and open source software. It’s got R! R Statistical Language, probably the best free statistical software you can get. It’s probably not as good as Stata, but you have to pay for that so I wouldn’t know…

I also recommend NetLogo for agent based modelling. It’s relatively easy to learn compared to Swarm and can do most of the same models.

There’s CrimeStat for network and spatial analysis. It’s a limited version of the software that police departments and intelligence agencies use.

There’s a lot more for epidemiology, social networks, differential equations and dynamic dimulations, you name it.

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