Open Source Statistics? Anyone? Anyone?
Jul 03, 2007, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)
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"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