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. The new version 3 does not yet contain the full range of functions from the old Past, but we are working on it!

Past works under most versions of Windows. A version for Mac will be available shortly (a beta is available below).

Current version (November 2013): 3.01


Windows, zipped exe (5 MB)
Windows, unzipped exe (13 MB)

A very preliminary Mac version (6 MB)

PDF manual (5 MB)

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


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