The Wizards module of the latest version of Statistics101 requires Java version 6 or later. If your computer has an earlier version of Java and can't be upgraded to version 6, then the new Wizards module will be unavailable but the rest of the functionality will still be available.
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Download and installation instructions (Windows Vista, Win7, and Linux users see additional notes below):
1. Click here or on the "Download Statistics101" link above to go to the download page.
2. In the form that appears, fill in the information, then click the "Download Statistics101" button.
3. Click "Save" to save the installer file in a convenient location on your hard drive.
4. Go to the folder where you saved the installer. Double-click on the file installStatistics101.jar. NOTE: If double-clicking does not launch the installer, then your machine probably does not have Java installed. Click on the Java button to download and install the Java Runtime Environment.
5. Follow the installer's prompts. Remember where you install the file so you can make a shortcut to it later (the installer currently creates shortcuts only for Windows systems).
6. To run the Statistics101 program, double-click on the file Statistics101.jar or the shortcut to it that you made in the previous step.
Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, please read the following:
If you get this error message during installation, "This directory cannot be written! Please choose another directory!", please do the following:
1. Create a folder called "Statistics101" on your desktop.
2. If you saved the Statistics101 installer on your computer, start the installer by double-clicking on the file "installStatistics101.jar" that you downloaded. If you didn't save it, download it again and in the download dialog choose either "Open with Java" or "Save File". ("Opening" will download the installer to a temporary file and automatically run the installer. "Saving" will download the installer to a location you specify.)
3. Step through the installer until you get to where it asks you "Select the installation path:".
4. Click the "Browse..." button and find the "Statistics101" folder on your desktop.
5. Select that folder and click the "Next" button.
6. Proceed until the installer completes the installation.
7. You can leave the "Statistics101" folder on your desktop or move it to any place you prefer, as long as you have full access privileges (read, write, execute) to that new location.
8. If you want a shortcut to Statistics101on your desktop, find the "Statistics101.jar" file in the "Statistics101" folder. Create a shortcut by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Create shortcut".
9. Move the shortcut to your desktop.
Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 users, please read the following:
If, when trying to install the program you get the message "This directory can not be written! Please choose another directory!", then either follow the instructions above for Windows 7 or do the following:
1. Move the installer to your desktop if it is not already there.
2. Start the Task Manager by holding down Ctrl and Shift keys and pressing and releasing Esc. You can also start it by searching the Start Screen for "Task Manager".
3. Click on the File menu and select "Run new task".
4. In the text box type "java -jar c:\users\YOUR_USER_NAME\desktop\installStatistics101.jar" without the quotes and replacing YOUR_USER_NAME with the name of your user account on your computer.
5. Make sure the "Create this task with administrative privileges." box is checked.
6. Click OK. The installer will then run with admin privileges and will be able to write to the restricted directory.
Linux Users, please read the following:
To install Statistics101 under Linux:
Download the installer from the website. It should work with Linux if you have Java properly installed. Don't let your Archive program try to extract files from it. Instead, you might have to run the installer in a terminal like this:
cd <directory containing the installer>
java -jar installStatistics101.jar
Make sure you install the program into a directory in which you have full permissions.
You might need to set the execute permission on the Statistics101.jar file.
Once the program is installed, it must be run such that its working directory is the directory containing the Statistics101.jar file. So, probably the easiest thing to do is to create a command file containing commands similar to the following two, perhaps named "launchStats101":
cd <directory containing the Statistics101.jar file>
java -jar Statistics101.jar
Then, whenever you want to launch the program, just invoke the command file.