My office has recently had some funds open up and we are looking into investing in some statistical software to make our lives easier. We do a lot of work with distribution fitting, Monte Carlo analysis, and regression analysis with data sets that may contain left or right censored data. Unfortunately, we only have a few days to identify the best software package for our buck. Alternatively, the idea has been floated to download the free R software and spend the money on some training to get over the steep learning curve. What program or approach would be the best use of our money?
Is there actual scientific research behind this oft-cited UI response time => human perception table? Or is it just "conventional wisdom." If not, I'd love to see the original research and know how it was conducted.
Anyone know of good online or in-person (in the Philadelphia) training options for R statistical programming? [more inside]
Do you have recommendations for good data visualization software for the Hans Rosling fan? [more inside]
Where can I find a simple, step-by-step guide to SAS libraries, importing/exporting, and the SAS Explorer window?
Where can I find a simple, step-by-step guide to SAS libraries, importing/exporting, and the SAS Explorer window? [more inside]
How do I create a cross-tab from Census data (SF3)? [more inside]
Is there a web-based program for collaborative statistical analysis (preferably with pretty pictures)? [more inside]
Know of a good, free Java package for basic statistical analysis? [more inside]
Help me find free and/or open-source statistical software. [more inside]
Does anyone have experience using MATLAB or GAUSS for statistical analysis (specifically for financial modeling)? Pros/Cons/Prices of one or the other.