A comparison of InVivoStat with other statistical software packages for analysis of data generated from animal experiments

J Psychopharmacol. 2012 Aug;26(8):1136-42. doi: 10.1177/0269881111420313. Epub 2011 Nov 8.


InVivoStat is a free-to-use statistical software package for analysis of data generated from animal experiments. The package is designed specifically for researchers in the behavioural sciences, where exploiting the experimental design is crucial for reliable statistical analyses. This paper compares the analysis of three experiments conducted using InVivoStat with other widely used statistical packages: SPSS (V19), PRISM (V5), UniStat (V5.6) and Statistica (V9). We show that InVivoStat provides results that are similar to those from the other packages and, in some cases, are more advanced. This investigation provides evidence of further validation of InVivoStat and should strengthen users' confidence in this new software package.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Animal Experimentation / statistics & numerical data*
  • Animals
  • Behavioral Sciences / methods
  • Biometry / methods*
  • Mathematical Computing*
  • Rats
  • Research Design / statistics & numerical data*