Re: recommendation for stats and linear algebra software for PPC Linux
>>>>> "kevin" == Kevin B Hendricks <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
kevin> I need to get back into doing linear algebra and statistics again (basic
kevin> statistics, eigenvectors, regression, principal components, factor
kevin> analysis, structural equation modeling at the level of SAS, SPSS, LISREL,
kevin> I have found links to netlib and the literally tons of free/public domain
kevin> software available for doing math and statistics.
kevin> I spent the afternoon downloading R (the GPL clone of Splus) and Octave,
kevin> and the old EISPack source I remember using once a long time ago, and also
kevin> downloaded blas, atlas, and lapack.
kevin> There is alot of stuff out there.
kevin> If I am first and foremost looking for something to replace SAS/stat and
kevin> SPSS primarily for statistics, general linear models, regression instead
kevin> of my now ancient fortran code that invoked EISPACK routines to solve
kevin> linear models, are these the right packages to be looking at and playing
I'd go with R. It is increadibly full-featured, and has a wonderful
set of modern statistical tools.
Depending on how well you read docs (there are a large number) or
books, there is quite a bit out there.
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
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