Appropriate statistics depends on careful experimental design. The linked article is a resource to understand data should be used to infer the validity of a hypothesis and to calculate confidence intervals and P-values.
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The Nicholas Lab Uses two licensced software packages for statistics: JMP and GraphPad Prism
JMP is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis developed by the JMP business unit of SAS Institute. Use the “Learn JMP” tab at JMP.com to familiarize yourself with this analysis program. Students at UCI can download JMP for free. JMP is also activated on the lab analysis computer. Graphpad.com is installed on the analysis computer. Students can download a demo or a view only version only.