To Plot or Not to Plot: Statistical Data Analysis And Mathematical Modeling Software

Date: December 7, 1998Statistical Software Table The science of biometry, or biological statistics, and the art of graphic display have made major advances with the advent of the desktop computer. These advances include quick, multivariant statistical analyses of large data sets and real-time re-analyses with different parameters; the ability to test a mathematical model with raw data; and a multitude of two- and three-dimensional graphical display methods. A wide array of statistics applicatio

Chris Smith
Dec 6, 1998


Date: December 7, 1998Statistical Software Table
The science of biometry, or biological statistics, and the art of graphic display have made major advances with the advent of the desktop computer. These advances include quick, multivariant statistical analyses of large data sets and real-time re-analyses with different parameters; the ability to test a mathematical model with raw data; and a multitude of two- and three-dimensional graphical display methods. A wide array of statistics applications are available today from the very basic (for example, Cricket Graph from Computer Associates) to the very complex (such as SAS from SAS Institute). There is also an excellent collection of mathematical modeling applications, most of which include a broad array of numerical and statistical functions. Among the leaders in this pack are Maple V (Waterloo Maple Software), Mathematica (Wolfram Research), and MATLAB (The MathWorks). Almost all statistics and mathematics applications offer a solid suite...

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