Wizard - Statistics & Analysis

Wizard - Statistics & Analysis

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Wizard is a new Mac app that makes data analysis easier than ever. No programming, no typing — just click and explore. Wizard makes statistics accessible to beginners, but beneath the surface lies a full set of tools for doing professional research.

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"You can be looking at statistical analyses less than a minute after importing your data." —MacFormat Magazine (UK)

It's true: within minutes of importing your first data set into Wizard, you'll be generating graphics, uncovering correlations, producing p-values, building models, and sharing insights with colleagues. Most customers find that the program pays for itself in just a few days of use. Explore Wizard's delightful feature set, including...


Wizard will start graphing your data as soon as you click on it. It uses native Mac graphics to give you crisp visual summaries — box-plots, scatterplots, histograms, survival curves, and more — in a fraction of a second.


Build sophisticated statistical models in seconds with Wizard's intuitive modeling interface. Regression estimates are instantly recomputed as you play around with the controls and experiment with new specifications.


Wizard supports drag-and-drop, multi-level Undo, and other interface conveniences that Mac users expect from their software. An interactive tutorial will help you get started.


Dozens of functions are available to help you get data into the form you want. Compute quantiles, perform day-of-week calculations, multiply columns together, and more.


Export colorful graphics as web-friendly PNG or print-quality PDF. If you're surrounded by PC users, export your models as interactive spreadsheets that can be used to run "What if?" scenarios in any version of Microsoft Excel.


Wizard supports the most common statistical tests and models, including...

Univariate Tests
+ Shapiro-Wilk test of normality
+ 1-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov (normality and uniformity)
+ Pearson's goodness-of-fit (equal proportions)

Bivariate Tests
+ Pearson's goodness-of-fit (chi-square)
+ t-test (paired and unpaired)
+ ANOVA (1-way, 2-way, and repeated measures)
+ Correlation and R²
+ Median tests: Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis
+ NEW: Wilcoxon signed-rank and Friedman tests
+ Survival analysis: Log-rank test
+ 2-sample and N-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov

Multivariate Models
+ Linear regression (OLS)
+ Weighted linear regression (WLS)
+ Poisson and geometric regression
+ Logistic regression (Logit) and Probit
+ Multinomial Logit and Ordered Probit
+ Negative Binomial (NegBin-2)
+ Cox Proportional Hazards

Regression Features
+ Fixed effects
+ Robust standard errors
+ Clustered standard errors
+ Joint significance tests (Wald tests)
+ Odds ratios
+ Residual analysis
+ Sensitivity/specificity analysis (ROC curves)
+ Censoring of survival data (Cox models)
+ Interactive prediction assistant
+ Copy models as R code

Is there a missing feature you'd like to see? Just click "Email the Developer" from the Help menu and send me your thoughts.


Although you have the option to enter data manually, more likely you'll want to import data from one of the following sources:

File Formats
• Excel (.xls/.xlsx)
• Numbers ('09 and later)
• R workspace and single-object files (.RData and .rds)
• SQLite
• DBF and Microsoft Access
• Plain text (Comma-, tab-, and custom-delimited values)

Database Servers
• PostgreSQL

To import and export other formats, including SPSS, Stata, and SAS, you can either buy In-App Purchases inside Wizard (Wizard > Unlock Pro Features...), or purchase Wizard Pro, also available in the Mac App Store. The set of included importers is the only difference between the Pro and Standard versions.

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What's New

New in 1.9.21:

• Access importer: Improved support for files created with Access 2010 and later
• SPSS importer: Fix "Unable to allocate memory" errors [Feature requires In-App Purchase]

New in 1.9.20:

• XLS importer: Many files caused Wizard to close without a message
• Numbers importer: Fix crash when importing an empty table
• SQL importers: Fix crashes and interface glitches when using Custom SQL
• PostgreSQL: Improved support for NULL values
• General stability improvements

New in 1.9.19:

• Improved support for importing R Data files
• Fix bug where "Build Model" button was sometimes grayed out
• Fix an occasional crash during a Friedman test

New in 1.9.18:

• Fix bug where certain XLSX files could not be opened
• Support for converting dates in the format "31-Dec-2017"
• Improved appearance of The Wizard Store (Wizard > Unlock Pro Features...)
• Reduce file size of exported SPSS files [Feature requires In-App Purchase]

New in 1.9.17:

• Support for reading compressed SPSS (*.zsav) files [Feature requires In-App Purchase]
• Support for reading Stata 15 files [Feature requires In-App Purchase]
• Fix crashes reading malformed files

New in 1.9.16:

• Raw data view: Fix an occasional crash when sorting data or closing documents
• Summary view: Fix an occasional crash when exporting The Bottom Line
• Summary view: Fix a crash when deleting multiple columns from the end of the column list
• Summary view: Fix an issue where estimation commands sometimes did not appear
• SAV reader: Improved support for files created by Java SPSS Writer [Feature requires In-App Purchase]

New in 1.9.15:

• Fix a regression where some functions did not appear in the Column menu
• Security improvements in the XLS reader

New in 1.9.14:

• Fix a crash when navigating the Summary view via keyboard
• Improved support for Numbers '13 files

New in 1.9.13:

• Some strings were incorrectly imported from XLS files
• Improved text-encoding detection in CSV files
• Fix a crash after cancelling the creation of an Indicator Variable

New in Wizard 1.9:

FROM THE LOWER DEPTHS OF HELL comes Wizard 1.9, a malign masquerade ball of new features and functionality. If you thought that Wizard could already do everything when it comes to data transformation and analysis, YOU WERE WRONG. In the biggest release since last year's sleeper hit Wizard 1.8, Wizard 1.9 brings you...

* COLLAPSIBLE FILTERS -- Make the most of screen real estate with the new Pin button -- when activated, it keeps filters applied even when you close the Filters pane.

* DATES, DATES, DATES -- Import dates in your favorite format, format your dates with four exciting date templates, analyze dates with down-to-the-second precision, partition date/time data with greater flexibility, and create Timestamp columns using the number of seconds from a particular start date.

* FILE SIZE FORMATTING -- Does your data set include a file size measured in bytes? Now you can format it with easy-to-read units (KB, MB, GB, etc). There's even an option to switch between the decimal convention (1,000 bytes per kilobyte) and the binary convention (1,024 bytes per kilobyte).

* NEW PIVOT FUNCTIONS -- Standard Error of the Mean and 95% Confidence Interval, now available for your pivoting pleasure.

* ITUNES IMPORTER -- Automatically pull in your music collection and see all the new features in action with the new iTunes importer. Visualize your listening habits by time of day, tally up your music collection by artist and genre, and graph file sizes and track lengths just for kicks. To get started, use the new menu item File > Import iTunes Music Library...

These are just the big-ticket items -- in addition, Wizard 1.9 boasts countless interface tweaks and bug fixes to make your statistical experience as smooth, seamless, and streamlined as possible. Enjoy it on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.

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