Friday 19 October 2012 at 8:54 pm
|Dataplot was written by James J.Filliben and Alan Heckert of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Usa.
|Dataplot is a public domain software, written in Fortran 77, and it is available for Unix, Linux and Windows. It is mostly useful for researchers and analysts. Its user interface is based on input from command line, as it happens in R and MacAnova.
The main functions Dataplot performs in statistics are:
· Descriptive Statistics
· Time Series Analysis
· Multivariate Analysis
· Factorial Analysis
Friday 19 October 2012 at 8:53 pm
|EasyReg is a software written by Herman J. Bierens of Pennsylvania State University, useful to conduct various econometric estimation.
EasyReg is written in Visual Basic 5 and it is available only for Windows operating system.
EasyReg isn't an open source software, but only freeware, that's to say it can be downloaded and distributed freely. The author asks to pay an amount only if you use it in commercial research.
EasyReg hasn't a tutorial included (but for each analysis method there are useful guided tours which are included in the setup file or downloadable separately), however it is very easy to run, and it can be useful both in teaching (there is an option where you can select your own econometric level: undergraduate, intermediate and advanced), and in empirical economic research: really it was originally designed by the author to promote his own econometric techniques, but then he made the choice to build a more general software which could perform every kind of econometric analyses.
Friday 19 October 2012 at 8:51 pm
|MacAnova was written by Gary W. Oehlert and Christopher Bingham of the School of Statistics, University of Minnesota.
In spite of its name, MacAnova is available for all main operative systems, not just for Macintosh.
Though it has fewer capabilities and it is less extensible than R, MacAnova can be considered as a complete software, but its strengths are analysis of variance and related models, matrix algebra, time series analysis.
As R, even MacAnova is a open source software and it can be downloaded freely.
Among the different resources available in the website, it is essential to download the manual in pdf format "An introduction to MacAnova" , enough to learn how to work in this software.
Friday 19 October 2012 at 8:51 pm
| Matrixer is an econometric software written by Alexander Tsyplakov. It is downloadable directly from the home page of its website, it is available only for Windows operating system, and you can use it freely but only for non commercial purposes.
Friday 19 October 2012 at 8:50 pm
|MicrOsiris is a package developed for Windows and distributed freely by Van Eck Computer Consulting. It is derived from OSIRIS IV, a software for data analysis developed and used at Michigan University. It includes appropriate statistical tecniques for data mining and for mna and mca analysis.
Friday 19 October 2012 at 8:49 pm
|OpenStat is a software written in C++ language by Bill Miller from Iowa State University, particularly aimed at Students in Behavioral Sciences. It includes procedures for univariate and multivariate analysis, nonparametric statistics, statistical process controll, simulation and data manipulation tools.
OpenStat can be downloaded freely here (there are Windows and Linux version availables), if you use it only for non-commercial purposes.
On its web site you can download also an help file to be placed in the OpenStat directory.
The user interface of OpenStat has a windows-style menu.