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Bioinformatics and Statistics Resources: Software

Information and resources on bioinformatics and statistics for the UCSF research community

General Purpose

 R and RStudio


"R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics."

"RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R."

R is freely available here. RStudio is freely available here. You must have R installed to use RStudio.


"State-of-the-art statistical analysis software for making new discoveries."

SAS University Edition is free to download from here. SAS Education Analytical Suite is available at discounted prices through the UCSF Library here.


"IBM SPSS platform offers advanced statistical analysis, a vast library of machine learning algorithms, text analysis, open source extensibility, integration with big data and seamless deployment into applications."

SPSS Statistics Standard is available at a discounted prices through the UCSF Library here.


"Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics."

Stata has a discounted Student license here, and an Educational license for other academics here. 

Special Purpose


"Math. Graphics. Programming."

MATLAB is now freely available to the UCSF community here.


"pandas is an open source, BSD-licensed library providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language."

pandas is freely available with installation instructions here.

Sample Size Calculators

"If you are a clinical researcher trying to determine how many subjects to include in your study or you have another question related to sample size or power calculations, we developed this website for you."

Sample Size Calculators are freely available here.


"Machine Learning in Python" ... "Simple and efficient tools for data mining and data analysis."

scikit-learn is freely available with installation instructions here.