PAST v3.26 Updated

billon on 19 Aug 2019

PAST (PAlaeontological STatistics) is a data analysis package aimed at paleontology. Inspired by PALSTAT, it includes common statistical, plotting and modeling functions. It features a spreadsheet-like data entry form, and supports both interactive user interface and scripting.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. It does write the paths of the last used files/folders to a file called pastsetup.txt in the user profile folder (under "My Documents"), but that should not affect its portability.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Past3.exe.

Version for older systems can be downloaded here.
What's new? See:

7 comments on PAST  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Emka 2013-12-15 14:10

Major new version 3 is out. Still portable?


Checker 2013-04-26 22:29


suksumo 2013-04-26 20:32

I read the menu ,this is very practical and powerful stat software.Could anyone show me how I can find the user manual / or tutorial. thank youu.suksumo


Dejan 2010-12-20 14:26

Tried to analyze my 28600+ cells table in Statistica. It died horribly. Did the same in PAST. Gave me the results I needed instantly.

dis4 2009-12-16 19:53

It is very nice and handy program and it is the best among freeware for statistic in my opinion. Respect to authors.

Yucca 2007-03-10 08:04

Given its size and portability, this is an incredibly powerful package for statistical analysis in the social and behavioral sciences.

If you use a UPX compressor, the single executable can be compressed to 648KB without loss of functionality!


AlephX 2007-03-08 23:35

This package is quite interesting for the ones interested in Statistics, not only palaeontologic experts...

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