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Need help comparing statistics packages

Wise Young wisey at nyc.pipeline.com
Thu Jun 15 02:23:40 EST 1995


In article <3rntaq$e75 at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, Pke1 writes: 
 
>Would like the opinion of people familiar with the following STATISTICAL 
>packages to comment especially on EASE OF USE (completely menu driven, no 
>need for command lines, online tutorials & help).  Secondary issues would 
>be quality/accuracy of statistics, graphics, and the completeness of the 
>package(variety of statistics done).  Use will be for EPIDEMIOLOGY.  
>Currently using Epi Info but need some statistics that Epi Infor does not 
>have:  Need ANOVA, MANOVA, Matched Case Control, Logistic Regression, 
>Conditional Logistic Regression, Cox, Survival Analysis, and a variety of 
>power/sample size calculations.  Please compare, especially for ease of 
>use, if you are familiar with more than one: 
> 
>Statistica 
>Systat 
>SPSS 
>Stata 
>Egret 
>Epicure 
> 
Have you considered a mixture of statistical programs.  I have found that
some programs are better than others.  For example, I like the ease and
power of SuperAnova (Abacus Concepts)  for unparallelled ANOVA, ANCOVA, and
 MANOVA.  Statview for more general statistics and Survival analyses.   
Wise



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