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Generating Reports and Statistics in PHP

Jun 26, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Octavia Andreea Anghel)

"Statistics and reports analyze the change over time of any kind of phenomena. For example, you could evaluate an employer's performance by analyzing progress curves provided by reports; managers can make business decisions based on statistical sales data; meteorologists can predict natural disasters based on statistical weather pattern data--and the list goes on. For the software industry, statistics and reports provide both an ongoing challenge and an ongoing market. At present, programming languages such as PHP and Java come with built-in packages for developing applications around statistical problems.

"This article explores PHP's support for the statistical domain. You will see how to generate reports and statistics for simple text phrases, XML documents, and complex databases..."

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