key steps to evaluate statistical software
by Diego Kuonen and Armin S. A. Rohrl
After extensive studies and many painful experiences we came to
the conclusion that there is no statistics package on the market that
combines performance (in speed and memory), scalability, predictability,
compatibility, user-friendliness, extensibility, intelligent agents and
good presentation of data and results. We explain why we consider these
points to be crucial, especially to statisticians, and compare the current
most-used programs. Finally we conclude that it is time to design a new
statistics package incorporating modern ideas from computer science.
Compatibility, Distributed, Extensibility, Genstat, Intelligent agents, Minitab, Multi-Threaded, Ox, Performance, Predictability, Presentation, R, SAS, S-Plus, Scalability, SPSS, Statistics software, User-friendliness, Xlisp-Stat, XploRe
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