Contemporary software commonly used to design stated preference experiments are expensive and the code is closed source. spdesign is a free software package with an easy to use interface to make flexible stated preference experimental designs using state-of-the-art methods.

Installing spdesign

The package can be installed from CRAN.

A development version of the package can be installed from Github.


Bugs and error reporting

All software contains bugs and we would very much like to find these and root them out. If you find a bug or get an error message, please reach out so that we can try and improve the software.


We are grateful to Petr Mariel, Jürgen Meyerhoff and Ainhoa Vega for providing feedback and extensive testing of the package. The package comes with no warranty and the authors cannot be held liable for erros or mistakes resulting from use. The authors acknowledge funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant INSPiRE (Grant agreement ID: 793163).