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Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services

Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services provides support to users of statistical software throughout the UVM community, as well as general statistical consulting.

Located on the first floor of Bailey/Howe Library in room 115, these services are provided by Alan Howard (M.S. Biostatistics, 1980), who has been assisting users of statistical software at UVM since 1986.

Contact Information

Location: 115 Bailey/Howe Library
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: 656-2009
Email: Alan.Howard@uvm.edu

Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-in assistance is also possible. To schedule an appointment, please send email to Alan Howard, briefly describing your research objectives and days/times of availability.

Assistance is provided in these areas (among others):

  • data management (formatting, coding, screening)
  • experimental design
  • survey design
  • selection of appropriate statistical methodology
  • assistance with power and sample size calculations
  • interpretation of results of analyses
  • assistance in responding to reviewers' comments
  • installation/licensing of statistical software packages
  • programming assistance in these packages
  • instruction in the use of these packages
  • troubleshooting programming errors

Currently Supported Statistical Software

Support is provided for the following programs/packages (in order of decreasing expertise):

  • SAS
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • JMP
  • GraphPad Prism
  • Stata
  • Minitab
  • S+ / R

Note: Since campus-wide licenses exist for SPSS, GraphPad Prism, and JMP, these programs can be downloaded from UVM's software archive. For the others listed above, please contact Alan Howard to inquire about their availability.

Licensing Information

Site Licensed Statistical Software

The above document gives information on the statistical software that is site-licensed by UVM, including system requirements and recommendations, and how to obtain this software for your system.

SAS licensing info Updates to the SAS System license codes can be obtained here. You must have a UVM NetID and password to access the license files.

SPSS licensing info

For UVM affiliates, the latest version of IBM SPSS Statistics can be downloaded from UVM's software archive. Licensing information is also found there. Please see the document Site Licensed Statistical Software above for more information about IBM SPSS.

JMP licensing info

For UVM affiliates, the latest version of JMP can be downloaded from UVM's software archive. Licensing information is also found there. Please see the document Site Licensed Statistical Software above for more information about JMP.

Stata licensing info

Licensing information is sent to all Stata users in late June each year. Please see the document Site Licensed Statistical Software above for more information about Stata.

GraphPad Prism licensing info

Licensing information for GraphPad Prism can be found atUVM's software archive. Please see the document Site Licensed Statistical Software above for more information about GraphPad Prism.

Guidelines and Policies

Although Alan will try to help you at all stages of your research, he encourages you to contact him at the beginning of your research for assistance with data collection, experimental design, and sample size calculations. First consultations typically last from 30 minutes to one hour. Follow-up consultations are usually necessary.

These services are provided free of charge to UVM students, faculty, and staff who are not otherwise covered by grant funding for statistical support.

Additional Resources

UVM Department of Mathematics & Statistics

SAS Institute, Inc.

IBM SPSS

Minitab, Inc.

R Project

Stata Corp.

GraphPad Software

JMP Software

American Statistical Association

Raynald's SPSS Tools

SAS Version 9 Documentation Outline

The Dartmouth Institute Area SAS Users Group