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CTRL Lab Statistical Software


Hurst, Room 202

Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: Noon - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Software Distribution

In addition to providing and maintaining the software in our labs, the CTRL Lab also acts as a distributor for several software packages.

Open Source Software

The Econometrics Journal Online provides links to numerous statistics and econometrics software packages, many of which are open source projects.



EasyReg (short for Easy Regression) is an open source econometrics software package developed at Pennsylvania State University. It sports a point and click interface and has functions similar to Eviews and Stata. This software is available at Herman J. Bierns' Website'.



PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few exceptions. You can download the software at the official website.



In order to receive an academic discount for purchasing Eviews proof of academic affiliation is required. Fortunately the CTRL provides verification that a student or faculty member is eligible for the discount.

Eviews normally comes with documentation in PDF forms; however, for an additional charge, Eviews can ship with hard copies of all documentation, as well as supplemental literature.

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System Requirements


The CTRL lab distrubutes SAS software package on a limited basis to Faculty and Graduate Students. For more information please contact the CTRL lab via telephone (x3862) or email (

SAS 9.3 software is available for Windows 7.

System Requirements


We will install SPSS on AU owned computers under the unversity's license.

If you wish to aquire a copy of SPSS for your personal computer, a free fourteen-day trial is available for SPSS at this web site. If you are interested in using the software for longer then the trial period, you can rent a copy from on a six-month, or yearly basis, or you can purchase the graduate student pack.

Versions are also available for Mac OS and several Linux distributions.

System Requirements


Faculty and students can take advantage of AU's subscription to GradPlan to receive a discount. After you place an order with STATA you will be given information on when your software will be available.

Discounted versions of STATA are available for students and faculty members. Students are eligible for STATA's GradPlan for regular or small STATA. STATA is available on Linux, Mac OS (both Intel and PowerPC), and Windows 7, XP and Vista.

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R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical and graphic techniques including linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering and others.

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