GraphPad Software

GraphPad Prism

4.5 / 5 18 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

18 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 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

  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • File Management
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Visualization

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
Customer Support
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.

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
Customer Support
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.

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
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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

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.

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
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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: 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.

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
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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.

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

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.

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

This software is great

Aug 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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
Customer Support
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.

Great program for visualization of data

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
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!