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Statistical Software

The most commonly used statistical software programs are Minitab, SAS, SPSS, S-Plus, Stata. For information about these and other statistical programs, see the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research website.

Help with Statistical Questions

CISER (Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research)

The CISER Data Archive acquires, maintains, and supports numeric files for use by social science researchers at Cornell University. The Archive's service component includes individualized assistance to identify and locate datasets to meet specific information needs, whether those data are available locally or elsewhere. CISER also offers workshops, many conducted at Mann Library.

CISER Computing Helpdesk responds to e-mail (ciser@cornell.edu) and telephone (255-1359) inquiries regarding both statistical and qualitative data analysis software. These helpdesk services are available to all Cornell faculty, staff, and students doing faculty-directed academic research.


Walk-in (or by appointment) statistical help is offered at Mann Library in the shared Statistical Consulting Area (map it)  For hours and other information, please see the CISER consulting services page.

Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit

The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) helps faculty, students and staff with the application of statistical methods in their research.  They assist researchers with the method section of grant proposals, the design of their experiments or surveys, the organization of the data, the planning and implementation of the statistical analysis, and the interpretation and write up of results.  Statistical consultants at CSCU are available by appointment in Savage Hall (B07-B13).  For hours and more information the CSCU information page.

Mann Information & Research Help Desk

The Library provides basic statistics assistance for students. Library assistance is limited to descriptive statistics, data formatting and simple graphs using Excel, Minitab, and SPSS. To request a consultation from the library, contact the Information & Research Help Desk at mann-ref@cornell.edu or 255-5406. Students with questions concerning regression, econometrics and other advanced statistical methods should contact the Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit.