New Project to Develop Open Source Statistics Program

SOFA (Statistics Open For All), is a new, open source statistics program currently under development (see The development version of SOFA can already connect directly to a range of different databases and lets users display results in an attractive format ready to share or put in a spread­sheet. A packaged release is being prepared.

SOFA focuses on being easy to use rather than on providing a comprehensive array of tests. So while SOFA won’t replace sophisticated statistics systems like R, there is a good chance it will do what a large number of people need and do it well.

SOFA is written in python, and will work on PCs, Macs, and Linux computers (e.g. Ubuntu).

People interested in using a free statistics program are welcome to contact the project (