Developer(s)William G. Bardsley, University of Manchester
Stable release
7.3.0 / July, 2017
Operating systemWindows
Typenumerical analysis

Simfit is a free open-source Windows package for simulation, curve fitting, statistics, and plotting, using a library of models or user-defined equations. Simfit has been in continuous development for many years by Bill Bardsley of the University of Manchester.[1] Although it is written for Windows, it can easily be installed and used on Linux machines via WINE.

Simfit is developed using Silverfrost Limited's FTN95 Fortran Compiler and is currently featured on their website as a showcased application. The graphical functionality in Simfit has been released as a Fortran library called Simdem which allows the programmer to produce charts and graphs with just a few lines of Fortran. A version of Simdem is shipped with the Windows version of the NAG Fortran Builder.[2]

A Spanish-language version of Simfit is maintained by a team in Salamanca.


  1. ^ Burguillo, F.J.; Holgado,M.; Bardsley,W.G. (2003). "Using the SIMFIT Statistical Package to teach Data Analysis in Experimental Sciences". Revista de Educacíon en Ciencias-Journal of Science Education. 4: 8–14.
  2. ^ Chivers, Ian D.; Jane Sleightholme (August 2007). "Introduction to NAG Fortran builder". ACM SIGPLAN Fortran Forum. 26 (2): 12–24. doi:10.1145/1279941.1279943.