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Are the any apps for analysing data like SPSS, Minitab etc in Windows for Ubuntu?

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I reccomend R for data analysis and visualization.

R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is an implementation of the S programming language combined with lexical scoping semantics inspired by Scheme. R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman and is now developed by the R Development Core Team. It is easily extended through a packaging system on CRAN. Further information on R can be found on the project website

Have a look at these links =

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Don't forget the recently-released RStudio. They provide deb files for Ubuntu somewhere on the site. – Ryan Thompson Apr 19 '11 at 1:56

If you are after something like SPSS in particular, you could try GNU PSPP, which is packaged in Ubuntu. It strives to remain compatible with the SPSS command language and data formats, but does not support all SPSS commands.

If it is not suitable for what you want to do, I would suggest looking at R as the other answers have suggested.

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If you are asking about "data mining" software then there is a useful wikipedia entry that could help is here

An opensource alternative to SPSS could be the r-project

Minitab works under wine to run on Ubuntu and I know you can get a good student deal from college (assuming of course that you are a student!)

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