Statistics And Research
STATS™ 2.0 Software
This free, downloadable Windows software from Decision Analyst performs
commonly needed statistical functions for marketing researchers,
including generating random numbers, calculating sample sizes needed
for surveys, and computing the mean, standard deviation, standard
error, and range for keyboard-entered data.
This private company offers low-cost statistical software that can
be integrated into Microsoft Excel. The software provides over 30
parametric and nonparametric statistical functions, including box-whisker
plots, multiple linear regression analyses, and chi-square statistics.
A free evaluation copy of the software can be downloaded from the
International (Easy Regression)
EasyReg is free software that conducts various econometric estimation
and testing tasks on all 32-bit Windows platforms (95 through 07),
simply by clicking the mouse. EasyReg is designed for use in empirical
research and for teaching econometrics. In the latter case the user
can choose his or her econometrics level. EasyReg is called International
because it accepts dots and/or commas as decimal delimiters, regardless
of the local number setting of Windows. Moreover, EasyReg works
under non-English versions of Windows without the need to adjust
the language setting, as long as the language involved uses a Roman
EpiData offers free entry and analysis software that handles simple
forms or related systems and has optimized documentation and error-detection
features. EpiData Analysis performs basic statistical analysis,
graphs, and comprehensive data management such as descriptive statistics,
SPC charts, recoding data, label values, and variables. Questions
can be posed through several user groups. Organizations outside
low-income countries using EpiData software for courses or routine
fieldwork are expected to assist with donations or support for maintenance
of the software.
To Available Mathematical Software
This site provides a free, searchable database and “virtual
repository’’ of mathematical and statistical software
presented by the Information Technology Laboratory of the National
Institute of Standards and Technology.
Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA)
This site provides a free, interactive, graphical Windows solution
for analyzing and presenting marketing research and other statistical
information or data.
Institute Of Standards And Technology (NIST)
Part of the U.S. Commerce Department, NIST provides technical leadership
in modern analytical and computational methods for solving scientific
problems that are of interest to American industry. Its website
offers a repository of free mathematical and statistical software.
Interactive Statistical Analysis (SISA)
This free site allows users to use the Internet to perform statistical
analysis such as negative binomial distribution, random number generation,
and significance testing. Also offers user-friendly guides for statistical
procedures to help users determine which procedure is appropriate
for a particular problem.
Of Survey Analysis Software
This site delineates software for the analysis of surveys with complex
sample designs, specifically software that can do variance estimation
with survey data. Also provided are comparative software reviews
and links to relevant sites.
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
This is a portal site for the GIS, computer-aided design (CAD),
mapping, and location-based industries. It offers free information
about GIS packages, viewers, converters, compression utilities,
and other downloads. The site also has news, forums, a career center,
white papers, and tutorials. A GIS is a computer system capable
of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically
This sophisticated portal site offers a great deal of free information
on GIS software; information on where to find data, education and
training in GIS, user groups, career center, glossaries, directories,
associations, publications, and a searchable database of GIS-related
links and news.
Geological Survey (USGS): Geographic Information Systems
This site provides free background and links on GIS technology from
the United States Geological Survey. It includes an informative
section titled “How Does GIS Work?’’ and an explanation
of GIS applications.
Population Data Software
The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free
of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains
over 8 million geographical names and consists of 7 million unique
features, including 2.6 million populated places and 2.8 million
alternate names. The program integrates geographical data such as
names of places (in various languages), elevation, population, and
other factors. All latitude and longitude coordinates are in World
Geodetic System 1984. Users may manually edit, correct, and add
new names using a user-friendly wiki interface.
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