Statgraphics is a statistics package that performs and explains basic and advanced statistical functions. The software was created in 1980 by Dr. Neil Polhemus while working as a professor of statistics at Princeton university. The current version of the program, Statgraphics Centurion XVII, was released in fall 2014. Version XVII, available in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions, is available in five languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.
Statgraphics is distributed by Statpoint Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Warrenton, Virginia.
Statgraphics is frequently used with Six Sigma process improvement. The program has also been used in various health and nutrition-related studies.During spring 2006, Statgraphics Mobile was released as the first sophisticated statistical program designed to run on hand-held computers (Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, or compatible device running Windows Mobile 5 or Windows Pocket PC 2003).
In September 2008 the Statgraphics Online version was released. Statgraphics Online is a statistical package that runs within a web browser. Users can enter data directly into the data editor or import data from text files, Excel files, or other formats. The calculations are performed remotely on a web server and the results returned to the user's browser as HTML with embedded graphics images.
In July 2012 Statgraphics Sigma express was released. It is an add-in for Microsoft Excel that enables users to perform various calculations required when learning or applying Six Sigma. It adds a menu selection to Excel containing sections for each item of the DMAIC paradigm (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) plus additional menu items for Tools and Help. The program is designed to meet the needs of Six Sigma yellow belts, green belts and most black belts. Sigma express is available in English and French.
In October 2014 Statpoint Technologies Incorporated released Centurion XVII, the companies flagship software. Centurion XVII included 32 new statistical procedures. With Centurion XVII the company placed a new emphases on data visualization.
Following extensive development, Statgraphics released its cloud based "Stratus" in June 2015. Billed as one of the first cloud analytic tools on the market, it is designed to work either as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with Centurion XVII.
Stratus was designed by Statpoint Technologies Incorporated to work on PCs, Macs, tablets and handheld devices.