Open Source Statistics? Anyone? Anyone?

“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


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis