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Old 03-21-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Good Statistics Package For Linux?

Hello everyone.

I am in search of a good Statistics package for Linux. I could download an illegal copy of something like minitab to use in windows but if there is something similar for Linux I would much rather use that. Does anyone know of anything good they can recommend?
Old 03-21-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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What do you mean with Statistics package? What statistics do you wish to see? :S
Tried to search for minitab to see what it was but didnt find much.
Old 03-22-2006, 07:15 AM   #3
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Both scilab and octave have many statistical functions built in, or you can write your own.


ps since I haven't posted 5 times, I can't post the url's for these. Head to freshmeat and search for them.
Old 03-22-2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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I have used Minitab, SAS, and S-Plus in Windows. In Linux, I use a package called R. It is an OSS version of S-Plus available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Scripts are portable between OS platforms and between R and S-Plus. There are many add-on packages available and you can create your own if needed.

Here is the URL for the R home page ->

I am a Reliability Engineer, undergraduate work in Electrical Engineering, graduate work in Statistics. I use R on Linux almost exclusively these days.
Old 03-22-2006, 02:43 PM   #5
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Thankyou very much. I will check R out.


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