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Application for statistics and probability

  1. Jul 15, 2009 #1
    HI
    I'm not to sure where to place this post.
    I'm looking for a computer application where I could plug values in to get charts , bar graphs pie charts etc. I do not have very much experience in this field , but I want to play around. If you guys know of any great programs that can produce this that would be great?
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2009 #2
    Microsoft word might work
     
  4. Jul 15, 2009 #3
    oh thanks for moving the post, I will look around here
     
  5. Jul 24, 2009 #4
    This all seems like something you could do with Excel. However, the stastical analysis program of choice is R. (just the letter).
     
  6. Jul 25, 2009 #5

    MATLABdude

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    MATLAB? :biggrin:

    Actually, given your requirements, you should probably just use Excel (or the OpenOffice equivalent, Calc), or Numbers (if you have a Mac and don't have Excel or Calc), as maverick_starstrider suggests.

    EDIT: And especially don't go around commissioning wheel-reinventing software as one of the above posters suggests.

    EDIT2: If you don't have MS Office, here're links to the free and open-source OpenOffice, and a tutorial for CALC (I think 'Charting Data' is in the first tutorial):
    http://www.openoffice.org/
    http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/category_index/spreadsheet.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2009
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