Which math/statistics language/application do you most frequently use?

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amitkatiyar
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Which math/statistics language/application do you most frequently use?

There are so many different programs and languages out there to analyse your data
Which do you use and why?

sichan
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SPSS seems to work well for

SPSS seems to work well for me and it produces pretty Kaplan-Meier survival curves.

However, since I'm starting to work with large batches of survival data, it might be time to use something more programmable, like R.

sichan
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Recently, the NY Times

Recently, the NY Times contained an article on the R. The article can be read here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html

TheFFM
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I don't find it intuitive but

I don't find it intuitive but Matlab is growing on me..............slowly!

Kvachhani
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Hi generally, in routein

Hi generally, in routein calculation or test Excel base calculation is done, but in some area where complecated calculation or stastical comparasion is needed (eg Bioavaibility / Bioequivalance studies) SPSS or other software may be used.

frasermoss
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sichan wrote:Recently, the NY

sichan wrote:

Recently, the NY Times contained an article on the R. The article can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html

Until recently I've always used Origin because it is a standard amoung many electrophysiologists, but with my imaging analysis I have needed something a lot more powerful.  With the help of a very able undergrad, Matlab is becoming my tool of choice but  I'm going to have to give R a look.  If the language is simpler than matlab and the data handling is easy I could become a convert.
Thanks for the info
 

heehawmcduff
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I normally tend to use

I normally tend to use Graphpad Prism on my Mac, both for statistical analysis and for generating publication-quality graphs from the data
http://www.graphpad.com/prism/
It's really good software.

Omai
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Prism4 for me. But I'm

Prism4 for me. But I'm definitely not doing anything more complicated than a t test. Also, I agree with the last reply, prism is good for pub quality graphs.
 
Omai

R Bishop
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Same here. Im stuck on Prism

Same here. Im stuck on Prism 4 by GraphPad.
Moving this poll to manuscripts preparation forum.
 
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pundir
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basic EXCEL works well for a

basic EXCEL works well for a basic  mathematic calc for higher calc the others are essential while EXCEL is easy and basic to use others require skill study and practice

cfish
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Excel mostly.  Used as much

Excel mostly.  Used as much as possible for its ease of use.

pharmtao
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Nice article.  I didn't know

Nice article.  I didn't know the major media is aware of R.  R is my program.
 
sichan wrote:

Recently, the NY Times contained an article on the R. The article can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html
ecolechio
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Our lab uses origin, but I am

Our lab uses origin, but I am more comfortable with SPSS and SAS. We also have recently started to use MatLab for optical imaging data, so I am muddling through the tutorial. I hope that it soon becomes more intuitive, or at least more comprehensible.

mahi
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exel is good for basic

exel is good for basic analysis but in large nos data, it is giving a problem.  sigma plot, simga state and matlab are very goog software for analying statistics data and easily plot a graph. one more software is Prism.  it is also using for ploting graph and giving good result.
 
 
 

ARGERINE
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We use sigma plot , SPSS,

We use sigma plot , SPSS, PRISM minitab and few more uncommon ones.
 

philgoetz
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For some reason, all of the

For some reason, all of the computer languages designed by mathematicians - R, Matlab, Maple, Mathematica - have an insane syntax that makes them difficult and counterintuitive for anyone who's programmed in other languages.