Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


Open Source Statistics? Anyone? Anyone?

Jul 03, 2007, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"On the last day of school, we had a math department meeting. The teacher who will be running our statistics courses next year was thrilled that we would have a small, dedicated math lab at our disposal. However, when she asked me what software we had for teaching stats, I said, 'Um, Excel?' There are a lot of open-source statistical applications floating around out on the web, none of which seem to have made it into any sort of mainstream setting. I was a statistical programmer in a former life and made a living programming in SAS, but you don't get much more closed-source than SAS..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: