What is SQiRL?

SQiRL is a computer program that makes it easy to find trends in data. Variables can be dragged-and-dropped anywhere on SQiRL's interactive canvas, letting you see as information from any vantage point. SQiRL offers much of the same power as pivot tables and crosstabs, but with a much simpler user interface. Head on over to our Download Page and try it out for yourself!

Click on the video below for a 3-minute overview of how SQiRL works.
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The SQiRL project began in November 2007 as a way to visualize the results of the mayoral election in Salt Lake City. It has since been used to visualize a wide variety of demographic data sets. SQiRL was originally implemented by Geoff Draper as part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Utah. SQiRL is now developed and maintained by the students of Brigham Young University Hawaii, where Dr. Draper is an assistant professor of computer science.