Statistics for biologists.
erosenbe at gpu1.srv.ualberta.ca
Sat Jul 8 22:23:51 EST 1995
Rick Neubig (RNeubig at umich.edu) wrote:
: jon <gilmour at bbsrc.ac.uk.net> wrote:
: >Does anyone know of any simple, easy to use, stats packages available for PCs or on the internet?
: >I'm a molecular biologist with little to no expertise in this area!
: >Jon Lyall.
: We use InStat from GraphPad software. They have a home page at
: Disclaimer: I consult for them so I won't comment on relative merits but
: will just provide the pointer to their site.
: Rick Neubig RNeubig at umich.edu
We recently started using Prism from GraphPad for scientific graphing.
For our purposes (Mostly cell survival curves, and DNA damage assays)
this is *wonderful*. We have previously used Excel, SigmaPlot for
Windows, MathCad, and Quattro Pro. I am now quite happily moving all of
these files over to Prism format as our gorup has decided to standardize all
data in this format. It is certainly the most intuitive *and* flexible
package I have run across. I highly recommend that you check out their
web site, as this is how we got started as well. Although I haven't used
InStat, I can tell you that our interactions with both personnel and
products at GraphPad have been outstanding. I *do not* have any
affiliation with the company, but I sympathize with any biologist who has
tried to use programs designed by and for mathmeticians and engineers.
Beth Rosenberg erosenbe at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Cross Cancer Institute
University of Alberta
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