SYSTAT: Any experience?

Christopher J. S. Bolch chris.bolch at ml.csiro.au
Thu Apr 21 23:46:36 EST 1994

In article <2oguf5$i76 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> Nigel Eastmond,
nce at rri.sari.ac.uk writes:

I have some experiences with both SYSTAT and STATVIEW.  Statview is a bit
limited in what it can do but I find it OK for simple things.  Systat
will do almost anything but it is often clumsy and rather user
unfriendly.  The output is very basic and unattractive but OK if you
don't care how easy it is to look at.  Systat's command line language is
quite useful when you get used to it.  The data editor is a bit
cumbersome at times, especially when importing and exporting data.

There is a review of biological statistics pakages in the recent
Quarterly Review of Biology.  Vol 68 (4): 637-648.  The review 
recommends SYSTAT for the MAC but unless you routinely use a lot of more
advanced analyses then a program called JMP was considered to be very
good with a nice intuitive user interface.

Hope this helps.  I am currently trying to decide on a package myself.  I
will try to get a look at JMP before I decide to shell out for SYSTAT
(which I find a bit unfriendly, speaking as a statistical dunce).

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