JASP: A Less Complicated Free Open-source SPSS Alternative for Advanced Statistics

Some time ago, We published an article listing all available open-source free  SPSS alternatives, today we will focus on one of that list's lead "JASP".

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I had a run with many open-source statistics software and packages, but JASP was truly unique among them.

JASP is a free open-source complete statistical package supported by University of Amsterdam.  It's a multi-platform program that runs on Windows, Linux and macOS.

It's designed for users who want to do some statistical work without having to deal with programming or dive deep in learning complex statistical programs. It's a recommended option for students and researchers.

Key Features

JASP UI (src. JASP)
  1. Complete Open-source solution
  2. Simple unique yet a rich interface
  3. Frequentist analyses
  4. Bayesian analyses
  5. Real-time updates for results
  6. Spreadsheet layout
  7. Drag-and-drop support
  8. Annotated output
  9. Rich set of documentation and educational materials
  10. Supports many formats: (.sav, .txt, .csv, .ods) and own format .jasp
  11. Change variable types
  12. Built-in R support
  13. Plot and diagrams support
JASP loading data (src. JASP)

Supported analysis and tests

  1. A/B Test (Beta)
  2. ANOVA
  3. ANCOVA
  4. AUDIT (module)
  5. Bain (module)
  6. Binomial Test
  7. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
  8. Contingency Tables (incl. Chi-Squared Test)
  9. Correlation: Pearson, Spearman, Kendall
  10. Equivalence T-Tests: Independent, Paired, One-Sample
  11. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)
  12. Linear Regression
  13. Logistic Regression
  14. Log-Linear Regression
  15. Machine Learning
  16. MANOVA
  17. Mediation Analysis
  18. Meta-Analysis
  19. Mixed Models
  20. Multinomial
  21. Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
  22. Repeated Measures ANOVA
  23. Reliability Analysis
  24. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
  25. Summary Stats
  26. T-Tests: Independent, Paired, One-Sample
  27. Visual Modeling: Linear, Mixed, Generalized Linear

Platforms

Download and Install JASP

1- Windows

JASP offers a pre-installed two editions for Windows systems: 64-bit and 32-bit versions. It runs from Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

2- Linux

Flatpak is the primary installation package for Linux distros. It supports any distribution that uses Flatpak.  

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub org.jaspstats.JASP

3- macOS

For macOS users, JASP offers two packages for macOS Catalina and Mojave/ High Sierra.  However, If you have an older macOS version you can still use JASP 0.9.2 which will work.

4- Browser

If you don't want to install JASP or you want to test JASP without installing it,  You can lunch JASP in your browser with the support of Rollapp which is a cloud platform that allows running native desktop applications within any web browser.

Here is where you can run it in your web browser.

License

As a complete Libre open-soure solution, JASP is released under a GNU Affero GPL v3 license which guarantees that JASP will be always free.

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Resources

  1. Website: https://jasp-stats.org/
  2. Flatpak Linux download
  3. AGPL: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html
  4. GitHub: https://github.com/jasp-stats/jasp-desktop
  5. Photo by Burak K from Pexels






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