i am a student using minitab for statistical analysis. i have checked around and found a few programs for similar use:
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?
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> i am a student using minitab for statistical analysis. i have
> checked around and found a few programs for similar use:
> 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?
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).
Institute for Social Research, Oslo
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)
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.
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?
Have a look at PSPP: openSUSE
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.
have you used SPSS? that is what i am having to use now. if you have, is PSPP the opensource version of SPSS?