Bias in Stats Packages ?
warrenk at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sat Mar 12 06:57:15 EST 1994
> Simple examination of the display copy of the manual, prior to purchase
> the package, would have shown Excel to not have any information
> the algorithms utilized in any of the "statistics" included with the
> software. In light of this simple fact, one has to wonder why the
> package was
> purchased since a user would be required to believe the results in the
> absence of any information other than the allegations of Microsoft.
Excel is a spreadsheet and graphics package, not a statistics package.
The statistics are just an add-on. I bought it for all its other
capabilities (which are very good indeed).
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