# Anyone using XLStat software?

#### phcorcoran

##### New Member
Is anyone in this forum using XLStat software for generating statistics with Microsoft Excel? Is it a worthwhile product for the costs?

#### JohnM

##### TS Contributor
Waste of money, IMHO. If you're going to spend that much, I would spend a bit more and go with Minitab or SPSS.

#### phcorcoran

##### New Member
> I would spend a bit more and go with Minitab or SPSS.

Apples and oranges, in relation to Excel. Minitab and SPSS are entirely different technologies from Microsoft Excel, and not in comparable prices ranges or licensing conditions.

#### mp83

##### TS Contributor
I think that there is a program called StatPlus and its logic is Excel-wise. Go and try it (I rejected it coz I don't like Excel's logic)

#### JohnM

##### TS Contributor
> I would spend a bit more and go with Minitab or SPSS.

Apples and oranges, in relation to Excel. Minitab and SPSS are entirely different technologies from Microsoft Excel, and not in comparable prices ranges or licensing conditions.
The base XLStat Pro module was priced around $800 -$900, and this would invariably go up, very possibly into the $1200-1500 range with the addition of other modules. Minitab can be purchased for around$1500 - 2000, so I see XLStat as not a good use of your money.

#### phcorcoran

##### New Member
I think that there is a program called StatPlus and its logic is Excel-wise. Go and try it (I rejected it coz I don't like Excel's logic)
I purchased StatPlus 2007 software and found it to be very poor quality. It will not accept named ranges, and often fails with a plea to contact the software author to report problems. In my opinion it is not commercial-quality software at present.

#### vinux

##### Dark Knight
I would support XLStat if you looking for ease to use(data handling & treatment), better outputs( in terms of presentation). And VB Macros can be used for automating the reports.

But it will not worth if you are doing high level statistical analysis(like GLM)
See the famous link of comparion of statistical packages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_statistical_packages