GraphPad Prism

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GraphPad Prism
Developer(s) GraphPad Software, Inc.
Stable release
Operating system macOS and Windows
Type Scientific graphing, statistics and nonlinear regression (curve fitting)
License Proprietary

GraphPad Prism is a commercial scientific 2D graphing and statistics software published by GraphPad Software, Inc., a privately held California corporation. Prism is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Its main free software competitors are SciDAVis and interfaces to R.[1]


  • Provides statistical guidance for novices.
  • Analysis checklists review if an appropriate analysis was performed.
  • Nonlinear regression with many options (remove outliers, compare models, compare curves, interpolate standard curves, etc.).
  • Live links. When data are edited or replaced, Prism automatically updates the results and graphs.
  • Analysis choices can be reviewed, and changed, at any time.
  • Automatic error bars. Raw data (replicates) can be entered, and then plotted as mean with SD, SEM or confidence interval.

GraphPad Software Inc. also publishes the commercial software GraphPad InStat and GraphPad StatMate, and the free web-based QuickCalcs.


  1. ^ PubMed articles citing GraphPad Prism are 262 as of May 2015, while PubMed articles mentioning R are over 1100.

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