Calman ... Pay
Chromapure ... Pay
HCFR ... Free ...
Just remember that when you buy a hammer, the hammer does not teach you how to build a house and expecting that is unrealistic.
The software and the hardware figure into the calibration process, but they are not needed every step of the way and they won't exactly lead you by the hand for the stuff that doesn't involve it.
Hardware ... cheap as $100 and expensive as $30000+ (Most enthusiasts get a meter in the $300 range and some get this $400 one that has better accuracy, but is slower ...)