GraphPad Software

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GraphPad Software Inc. was a privately held software development corporation until its acquisition by Insight Partners in 2017.[1] The company was named Insightful Science, which itself merged with Dotmatics in 2021.[2] The original software was written by Harvey Motulsky in 1989 and it was co-founded by Motulsky and Earl Beutler. The company operates in California.[3] Its products include the 2D scientific graphing, biostatistics, curve fitting software GraphPad Prism and the free, web-based statistical calculation software, GraphPad QuickCalcs.

GraphPad Prism[edit]

GraphPad Prism
Developer(s)GraphPad Software, Inc.
Stable release
Operating systemmacOS and Windows
TypeScientific graphing, statistics and nonlinear regression (curve fitting)
LicenseCommercial proprietary software Edit this on Wikidata

GraphPad Prism is a commercial scientific 2D graphing and statistics software for Windows and Mac OS desktop computers. Software features include nonlinear regression, with functionalities including the removal of outliers, comparisons of models, comparisons of curves, and interpolation of standard curves. The software allows the automatic updating of results and graphs, and has functionality for displaying error bars.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Insight Recapitalizes Software Provider GraphPad". The Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Insightful Science Joins Forces with Dotmatics to Form a Leading Cloud-First Scientific R&D Company". Cision. March 22, 2021.
  3. ^ Truong K (13 August 2019). "GraphPad acquires University of Chicago spinout SnapGene". MedCity News. Breaking Media. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  4. ^ "GraphPad Prism for Mac: statistics software review". MacStats.
  5. ^ Mitteer, D. R.; Greer, B. D.; Fisher, W. W.; Cohrs, V. L. (2018). "Teaching behavior technicians to create publication‐quality, single‐case design graphs in graphpad prism 7". Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 51 (4): 998–1010. doi:10.1002/jaba.483. PMC 6188791. PMID 29971776.