This page serves two interrelated purposes. It provides on-line materials in support of statistics taught in the Department of Experimental Psychology in the University of Cambridge, and it provides materials in support of two books:
Within the University of Cambridge, see
Relevant external links to statistics teaching materials and on-line books include:
More general mathematical sites include:
Commercial statistical, mathematical, and graphic software includes
- SPSS -- statistical analysis. Recommended. Originally the name stood for Statistical Program for the Social Sciences.
- SYSTAT -- statistical analysis.
- SigmaStat -- statistical "advisory" software from Systat.
- SigmaPlot -- technical graphing software from Systat. Recommended.
- S-Plus -- statistical analysis. Note that this is closely related to S, which in turn is closely related to R (see below).
- BMDP -- statistical analysis.
- SAS -- statistical analysis.
- Statistica -- statistical analysis.
- GenStat -- statistical analysis. Originally from the Rothamsted agricultural research centre that developed many statistical techniques.
- Mathematica -- symbolic mathematics. Recommended.
- Matlab -- numerical and technical computation.
- MathType -- equation editing tool.
Open-source and otherwise free-to-use software includes
- StatLib archive of information and software.
- The R project. Statistical analysis and graphing.
- PSPP, an (as yet incomplete) free replacement for SPSS that can read SPSS data/syntax files.
- GNUplot. Graphing.
- GNU Octave. Numerical and technical computation, with statistical tests, largely compatible with Matlab. The Octave Repository contains more resources.
- Maxima, for symbolic mathematics.
- OpenOffice contains a spreadsheet program (Calc) that contains some statistical functions.
Power calculation:
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