GraphPad Software

GraphPad Prism


4.5 / 5
26 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

750,000+ scientists, from students to Nobel prize winners, rely on Prism to save time, accurately interpret results, and elegantly graph their research to share it with the world.


Average Ratings

26 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $150.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    There are a variety of options. The most popular is the group subscription
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • GraphPad Software
  • www.graphpad.com
  • Founded 1989
  • United States

About GraphPad Prism

For more than 25 years, Prism has been the world's leading analysis and graphing solution purpose-built for scientific research. 750,000+, from students to Nobel prize winners, rely on Prism to simplify statistics, accurately interpret their work, and tell a story with their data. Try a free 30 day trial (no credit card, no commitment required) and discover how you too can save time, make more appropriate analysis choices, and elegantly graph and present your scientific research with Prism.


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GraphPad Prism Features

  • Association Discovery
  • Compliance Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series

GraphPad Prism Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Most accessible and versatile statistical analysis and graphing software

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love GraphPad Prism software and keep going back to it even when licenses to competing softwares have been purchased by my institution because it has flexible formatting, many common statistical analyses, and most of all because it is easy to use and to learn. My students/mentees have struggled over and over with competing softwares and then when they come to GraphPad they have no problems.

Cons: Occasionally, I will encounter a type of analysis that is unavailable in Prism and requires me to use a more sophisticated analysis software (such as packages in R).

Overall: Overall, I have been using GraphPad for over 8 years and will continue to do so because of the reasons detailed above. At this point, I think it is far beyond its competitors in terms of balancing the user experience with the statistical power of the software.

excellent, comprehensive, feature-rich

Jun 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This program is everything you wished Excel could be. It creates beautiful, highly customizable graphs, does complex statistics on your datasets and walks you through which tests to choose, and the Magic Wand tool that allows for cloning of graph styles will change your life. This is an essential software for my PhD research and I thoroughly enjoy using it.

Cons: Small things, really. You can't create preset color options, selecting individual datapoints is difficult (and cannot be labeled), different rows of a heatmap cannot be customized. Also, it can't handle large datasets, so look to other programs like R for data graphing or visualization. But these are extremely minor, and only noticeable because I use the program constantly.

Graphpad makes my life so much easier, it's so easy to just plug in data and have your result fast.

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to run basically any statistical test with the click of a few buttons. Also, many of the nuances and sub-tests of certain tests are actually explained next to the option to select them. That is fantastic since it is impossible to know every little fact about every test.

Cons: The fact that for some 2-way ANOVAs you need to transpose your data from columns into rows. It's a bit annoying and I can sometimes get confused looking at my data in a new layout.

Overall: It has not only saved me time, it has also saved me from doing the wrong statistical test a few times since it kind of asks you questions based on what your data look like. Multiple times I have thought I was doing something right and when I went to analyze the data I realized there was a better option thanks to Graphpad Prism.

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Life science power

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Prism makes the links obvious between data sets, stats and graphs. It also forces the user to organize the data in a way that makes stats work. These are areas where Excel fails.

Prism also produces publication grade graphs, which is a huge bonus.

Cons: Prism has limited drawing capabilities. Adding artistic elements to a presentation graph or a publication image can be important. It is somewhat pricey. It would be nice to have a spreadsheet where you had more freedom to organize your data without having to resort to another program.

Overall: It is really good for scientific publishing and statistics. It is simple enough that I can make a quick assessment of data just captured in the lab.

Needed if you intend to publish anything

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Absolutely stunning graphics for plots and extremely intuitive to use (mathematically and visually). An absolute must for anyone working on publishable content. Best value for a piece of software you will ever find.

Cons: I have nothing negative to say about this product.

Excellent solution for data analysis and graphs for scientific research

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Once you just paste your data and this software does all the functions at the same time by itself...like making graphs, running statistics etc. Moreover all the images are exportable to any format of presentation.

Cons: Well truly I love all the features of this software

Gold Standard For Statistical Analysis

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Prism has essentially become a gold standard for graphing and statistics in academic research. It is quite easy to use and has allowed me to pick up new statistical analysis methods that I haven't previously used, which have been key to my past and current manuscripts.

Cons: There have been a few, more advanced post-tests that I initially had trouble locating, however the online user manual is easy to navigate and follow in order to find the tests I need.

Overall: I use Prism for practically all my statistical analyses in my academic medical research lab. Moreover I use Prism to generate almost all figures for scientific manuscripts.

Easy to use statistics software

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software makes it easy to organize, plot and analyze small- to medium-sized datasets. Instructions for choosing appropriate statistical tests for the data are pretty clear, especially with schematics to show which comparisons are being made. It's also easy to customize graphs and make them look consistent with each other.

Cons: I wish there were easier ways to include statistical comparisons on the graphs themselves. Something as simple as having significance brackets automatically align with two bars on a graph, for example, would improve usability.

Great tool to produce Quality Graphs

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best tool available to plot the graphs and do the statistical tests.

Cons: Cost of the tool is too high.

Symbol for p-value (***) is not inbuilt in this tool. We need to do it manually

Best App for Scientific data analysis

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Best for analyzing and presenting data in graphs. Offers a platform to conduct both linear and non-linear regression and correlation analysis. It also accepts data copied from other spreadsheets and open source format.

Cons: It is somehow expensive, though the services it offers is worth the amount. It is also not so effective when analysing qualitative data.

Overall: It offers the best graphical representation, which are easy to interpret and are visually appealing.

The most user friendly statistics appilcaition

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Prism 7 is one the best statistics and data analysis that I recommend for all my Pharmacy students who are doing research in lab work or public health studies. The program is easy to use and can generate a lot of statistics and data without effort. The program also generate nice customized charts that can be exported very easy to any word document.

Cons: Nothing so far except that the program is expensive for students even after the discount they get.

Overall: Very helpful software

Very user friendly for those not well-versed in statistical computation.

Apr 29, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love the automatic graphing functions (non-linear regression) that are within a click. Takes guess-work and manual graphing out of the equation.

Cons: There seems to be a bug that crashes the software when you copy and paste from microsoft excel. It doesn't happen immediately, but usually happens when you're performing the "magic function" to match your graph to the format of another graph. They really need to work out this bug.

Overall: Beautiful graphs that are publication quality

I use GraphPad Prism often to generate graphs of my data, perform statistical analyses, and more.

Jul 28, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Huge functionality. If you can envision a way to display your data, GraphPad Prism will have it. It's a snap to generate clear graphs of any (reasonable) data set. Also, the graphs and tables look professional, and they're easy to interpret by others. This combination of clear, minimalist design and wide-ranging functionality make Prism my go-to graphing software for presentations and publications.

Cons: Definitely the learning curve. Unlike, say, Microsoft Excel, it takes a while to learn what everything does. They have tutorials which do ease the process along, but it takes some time to get used to everything at first.

Overall: Ability to make professional graphs easily, quickly, and accurately.

Very user friendly program

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, graphical outputs. Watching the Prism 8 webinar now for free, the new version has many improvements.

Cons: Prism 7 and older spreadsheets operated a bit different than other programs and depends on the analysis that you want to do. I prefer one spreadsheet with multiple different types of analysis can be done from this spreadsheet.

Overall: Very useful program.

Great for Macs, okay for PCs

Oct 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Graphpad is great for scientists and others trying to work with data and create clean and clear charts with easy statistical analysis. The statistical testing is perfect for people who understand statistics but don't want to dive deeply into SAS, STATA, or SPSS and to easily incorporate analysis and visualizations.

Cons: The user interface on Macs is significantly better than on PCs where it feels a little like a Windows 98 platform. I wish that some of the efforts to customize chart appearance were a little easier to use and that there were more built-in or semi-automated color schemes.

Used to prepare manuscript and presentation figures

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are a lot of functionalities that are not as easily accessible in similar programs such as Excel. Easy to use statistical packages. Plots are professional looking without much tinkering unlike the defaults out of Excel.

Cons: Excel is still the standard in our work environment. Using prism generally requires an extra step. I have not found it very effective for large data sets.

Full package combining biostatistics, curve-fitting (non-linear regression) and 2D graphing

Dec 09, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Breadth and depth.

Cons: Can be complex without training.

Overall: A comprehensive package that offers both researchers and students in our institution a powerful tool for a great range of stats analysis. Personally, I find the ease of finding curve fits in the top level interface extremely simple. Our students are able to use the package from undergrad up to Ph.D. level for many biological stats related tasks.

Recommendations to other buyers: Good idea to attend a class if possible to learn about more complex features.

Statistics is easy with Graph Prism

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have recently switched to Prism 7 from excel. Prism solved all the limitations that anyone can find in Excel. Importing data is very easy with Prism and I have flexibility of creating great customization charts. By far it is the most convenient software for making Dose-Dependent studies, the software can normalize your data and all the complex data will be calculated for you automatically.

Cons: The software is great but requires some tutorial. I wish if they can offer some online video tutorials that would save a lot if time. The user guide is ok but going through a 400+ pages is really hard.

Overall: Great software for data analysis and visualization

This software is great to easily perform Stat analysis. This is accessible even for non Statistician

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This software allows easy graphs creation as well as easy statistical calculations. You can easily customize your graphs. This is really a very helpful tool.

Cons: You need to have some basics in statistics but it seems quite logical for this kind of tool. I don't have any specific complaints about it.

Prism helps find answers to scientific problems and displays them visually.

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how many statistical analyses can be run and how complex analyses can be easily graphed and many different metrics can be captured. It saves so much time, energy, and critical thinking!

Cons: I honestly can't think of anything i dislike about Prism besides the price. It was very expensive for our lab to license it to every individual so we only had one computer that had it which made for long waiting times.

Prism has been the easiest software for analyzing and interpreting data.

Jun 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy for analyzing. Preloaded files that allow you to import your data are great and make interpreting data fast and easy.

Cons: Sometimes it is hard to determine which sort of graph to use since there are so many to choose from.

This software is great

Aug 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use with templates. Can easily change color, size, and font.

Cons: Statistical analysis is a little complicated to figure out

Overall: Great overall graphing software

Friendly tool

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is a friendly program to create graphs and customize them, also it is very useful for statistical analysis.

Cons: You need some training in statistic for a better use of this tool. In overall I dont have any problem with the program.

Overall: Very useful tool for students or professionals that are related working with statistic.

Full of Bugs for Such Expensive Software

Jul 20, 2017
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Has everything that you would want in terms of graph settings and statistical analyses. Graphs can look professional

Cons: Has lots of bugs associated with it. Also it will change/delete your graphs as it decides. When comparing two identical graphs font and other features appear different size

Learn R instead of buying this

May 01, 2018
2/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use , just easy to use, but not more .. You will be frustrated if you continue to use this program

Cons: Terrible customer service, relentless request for activation code, difficult to move license to new computer

Overall: Nothing

Great program for visualization of data

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used graphpad Prism for alsmost all the graphs and figures in my PhD thesis. After 5 minutes, you understand most features. It works perfectly!