Each of the practicals involves carrying out some statistical analysis on small, real-world datasets. You may use any software to complete the assignments; all the data is in comma-separated format which should be readable by most software packages. If you do not already have a favorite, we encourage you to try out R , which is available on any Athena machine . We're also familiar with Python, Matlab, Julia, and Excel/OpenOffice. Outside of those, we'll do our best to help, but can't promise to get you unstuck. Finally, keep in mind that in most cases, each analysis will be a single line of R code; rarely will it be more than five. Please contact us if you find yourself getting bogged down in trying to run the analyses.