Teach statistical thinking, not debugging!

Data Desk has always been a student favorite. Because Data Desk’s interface is graphical, there are no commands, no syntax, and no punctuation to learn. Students point to what they want to do and drag variables onto plots and tables to specify what to do it with. You don’t need to spend class time teaching the program. Simple videos get students started and the rest is play.

Data Desk is designed to encourage exploration and display. Students look at data to understand patterns and relationships, reinforcing your lessons on statistical thinking.

And, if you also want your students to learn R or Python, Data Desk is there to ease their way up those steep learning curves. Data Desk can write out R or Python code to reproduce any of the analyses or plots they’ll need in an introductory course.

To teach with real data, you can assign datasets from the DASL archive. With just a click, students can load any of those datasets into Data Desk. No formatting or data transfer hassles.

Data Desk was developed 30 years ago by a Cornell University Statistics Professor, and we’ve never forgotten our roots.

Academic Faculty & Staff Licenses

Data Desk is used in colleges and universities around the world for both teaching and research.

If you are a faculty or staff member of an accredited, degree-granting institution university or school, you are eligible for academic pricing on the FULL version of Data Desk RP for $299 USD. This is a one time price, there are no annual fees.

Please verify a valid academic email. Accounts with *.edu registered emails are given academic verification automatically. Afterwards, order from this page, below.

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Academic Discount Form

Use the form below to request an Academic discount on Data Desk®. If your academic status can be verified by our systems, you will be provided with a link to continue the purchasing process. If you have any trouble please contact us.

6-Month Student Rental

Data Desk is easy to learn and easy to use – almost entirely point, click, and drag on a desktop. Any plot or statistics result can be copied and pasted into a word processor as part of your homework or in a report.

In short, it’s the ideal tool to support you as you learn statistics. Data Desk can be licensed by students for 6 months for $29.99. It features all of the power of Data Desk, in a more affordable package.

How to purchase a student license:

Please verify a valid academic email. Accounts with *.edu registered emails are given academic verification automatically. Afterwards, order from this page, below.

If you don’t have a *.edu email but have academic credentials, Contact Us.

Data Desk® Student Request Form

Use the form below to request a Student License of Data Desk®. If your academic status can be verified by our systems, you will be provided with a link to continue the purchasing process. If you have any trouble please contact us.


ActivStats

ActivStats for OS X or Windows

ActivStats is an downloadable multimedia product that teaches introductory college-level statistics and the use of our Data Desk 6.3 data exploration package. ActivStats was designed and authored by Paul Velleman, and reflects comprehensive research into how people learn, and specifically how people learn statistics.

ActivStats offers licensing options for individual users. Free technical support is included for all currently licensed users.