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. Dr. Draper is now a professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University–Hawaii.