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    Default Statistical Analysis software

    i am a student using minitab for statistical analysis. i have checked around and found a few programs for similar use:
    gretl
    MacAnova
    GNU PSPP
    and others. does anyone have experience with minitab that can suggest one of these that works similar? or is there one of these (or other) that may be better?

    thanks

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    Nils-Eivind Naas NNTP User

    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    thalo <thalo@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote in
    news:thalo.3az8wn@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org:

    >
    > i am a student using minitab for statistical analysis. i have
    > checked around and found a few programs for similar use:
    > gretl
    > MacAnova
    > GNU PSPP
    > and others. does anyone have experience with minitab that can
    > suggest one of these that works similar? or is there one of
    > these (or other) that may be better?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >


    For serious, professional statistical analysis STATA is the thing for
    Linux. Or SPSS, if point-and-click comes before richness of
    statistical methods. None of these are Open-source or free of charge.
    If you need that, have a look at R to see if you are able to master
    the particular way it works (i'd say, look at R anyway).

    --
    Nils-Eivind Naas
    Institute for Social Research, Oslo

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    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    I second that. For statistical analysis R is without doubt the best program for the job and it runs perfectly under Linux. I usually compile from source (which with the use of the online manual is a piece of cake)

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    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    thanks for your comments. i did see R as another possibility. my main concern is a learning curve. i want something that will be easy to learn, a decent GUI would be nice. i will check it out and return with a report.
    cheers

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    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    I'm also looking into getting some stats software. Having checked, PSPP says it's free? Which version do I download and do I have to compile it for it to work?

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    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    Hi

    Have a look at PSPP: openSUSE

    CU

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    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    PSPP comes with a one-click install now for 11.2

    Loads beautifully and I'm impressed on initial looks. I still would like to use Minitab but PSPP is worth an investigation, especially before you resort to a VirtualBox *** Minitab on Winduhs.

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    Default Re: Statistical Analysis software

    have you used SPSS? that is what i am having to use now. if you have, is PSPP the opensource version of SPSS?

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