Statistical Consulting Service (SCS)

The Department of Statistics provides statistical software and design consulting services for the University community. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to use these services, which are offered free of charge.

The Statistical Consulting Service can help you with statistical software problems and data analysis issues.


Statistical Software Consulting provides assistance with the set up and running of a wide variety of statistical computing programs, including SAS, SPSS, Minitab, R, and S-Plus. Software consulting is available in MATH G175 on a drop-in basis. The office is open on weekdays during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters and closed on official University holidays (see schedule at the Software Consulting Schedule).


Software consultants can be reached by telephone during these hours (496-8250). You can also email questions to stat-help@stat.purdue.edu.


Experimental Design and Data Analysis Consulting is available during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. No assistance will be available between semesters or during breaks. Services include assistance with all phases of research projects:

Our staff of graduate students and faculty are available, by appointment, to help you with statistical design and data analysis issues.


Application forms are available here or from Teena Erwin (494-5324).


Once the application is returned, a consultant will contact you to arrange for an initial meeting. This contact takes place within 2 or 3 days of receipt of the application. The initial meeting is scheduled at your convenience; there are 8 one hour time slots available for meetings each week.


After the initial meeting, your consultant will continue to help you with your project during the course of the semester.