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Statistical & Qualitative Data Analysis Software JMP

About JMP statistical software; links to JMP resources.

About JMP

What is JMP?

JMP is a software program used for statistical analysis. It is created by SAS Institute Inc. Unlike SAS (which is command-driven), JMP has a graphical user interface, and is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Why use JMP?

  • Streamlined menu interface arranged by "context" (e.g. univariate analysis, bivariate analysis) instead of statistical tests.
  • Dynamic output: after running a procedure, can add or remove additional statistics and graphs in the results window without having to re-run the procedure.
  • Support for design of experiments and design generation.
  • Extensive array of algorithms, especially for factor analysis (factor extraction and axes rotation).
  • Interactively build and refine graphs and tables with the Graph Builder and Tabulate tools, respectively.
  • Ability to interface with SAS: Import/export SAS data, write and execute SAS code, etc.

What file types are specifically associated with JMP?

  • *.jmp - A JMP data table.
  • *.jsl - A JMP script file.
  • *.jrn - A JMP report file.

What version of JMP does Kent State currently use?

As of February 2016, Kent State uses JMP 11 and JMP 11 Pro on both Windows and Macintosh.

Is there a way to try JMP for free?

Kent State faculty and students have access to the full version of JMP at no charge. Go to to download.

Do I need JMP Pro?

The following techniques are available only in JMP Pro (source). If you need any of the below techniques, you will need to use JMP Pro.

  • Mixed models
  • Generalized linear models
  • Classification and regression trees
  • Neural network modeling
  • Cross-validation

How can I access JMP?

Faculty and staff can request an installation of JMP or JMP Pro on their university-owned computer by submitting a Helpdesk ticket to their local desktop support person.

Students, faculty, and staff can download and install JMP on their personally-owned computers for free through If you need JMP Pro for your personally-owned computer, contac the Tri-Towers Tech Help desk.

Learn JMP

The SAS Institute provides useful tutorials for learning JMP software. You can access these tutorials by visiting the following links: