Past 3.x - the Past of the Future

Past is free software for scientific data analysis, with functions for data manipulation, plotting, univariate and multivariate statistics, ecological analysis, time series and spatial analysis, morphometrics and stratigraphy.

Past went through a complete redesign in 2013.

Past works under Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OSX.

Current version (August 2019): 3.26


Windows, zipped exe, version 3.26b (5.6 MB)
Mac, version 3.24 (24 MB), only OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and later

PDF manual (8 MB)

The old Past (version 2.17) with manual is still available, here.


Frequently Asked Questions!

Terms, reference, etc.

Version history

PAST mailing list

Øyvind Hammer, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo [ohammer(at)]