Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

SOM Data Management: Data Analysis and Visualization

Data Analysis and Visualization Tools

SPSS (accessible by PrideDesktop)

A software designed to solve business and research problems through ad hoc analysis, hypothesis testing, geospatial analysis and predictive analytics.

SAS (accessible by PrideDesktop)

A command-driven software package used for statistical analysis and data visualization.

Tableau  (accessible by PrideDesktop)

A tool to produce advanced graphics with numeric and categorical data 

With Hofstra accounts, users can use SPSS, SAS, and Tableau through PrideDesktop, which virtualizes a desktop that has the software installed. Since the software are not installed locally, data need to be read and written to cloud based storage solution, such as the F drive (a Hofstra drive for storing files) or OneDrive (need to log into Office 365 account on the virtual machine to gain access). Please see the instructions on installing and running PrideDesktop for details. 

Please note that installing the Hofstra PrideDesktop app on Northwell device will either require administrative rights to your device or help from the Northwell IT team.  It should work directly on a personal non-Northwell device.  

 After installing VMware Horizon, connect to the server ( and use your Hofstra employee ID to log in. Both “OpenAccessLab” and “Zab Desktop” have access to IBM SPSS Statistics26, SAS9.4, and Tableau2020. 


An introduction to the visualization capabilities of Excel from Duke University Libraries.

GraphPad Prism

A versatile statistics tool purpose-built for scientists.

R (free)

A software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Python (free)

An interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics.

Gephi (free)

A free software for visualizing networks, comprised of "nodes" and "edges".

VOSviewer (free)

A tool for creating, visualizing, and exploring bibliometric maps of science.

RAWGraphs (free)

A web-browser based data visualization tool that is easy to navigate for users unfamiliar with statistics and data sets.

Datawrapper (free)

An open source data visualization platform helping everyone to create simple, correct and embeddable charts in minutes.

Voyant (free)

An online point-and-click tool for text analysis.


Statistics and Biostatistics eBooks

Northwell users, please visit EMIL, click on "Find an Article or a Book", and search by book titles.

Hofstra University

This site is compliant with the W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Hempstead, NY 11549-1000 (516) 463-6600 © 2000-2009 Hofstra University