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Statpadby Andrew Siegel
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StatPad is a CD-ROM add-in that simplifies analysis when using Excel(r). Statistical methods are organized for quick and easy access, and results are placed back into the worksheet together with an explanation of the results. In addition to making computation more accessible, this approach ensures that the students will still have convenient access to statistical methods after the course is over. Many former students continue to use StatPad-and statistics-in their managerial work.
StatPad was developed by Skyline Technologies, Inc., with the assistance of Andrew F. Siegel. Through the use of familiar Windows(r) and Excel(r) style dialog boxes, with the results placed back into the spreadsheet, statistics operations essentially become part of the worksheet, just like any other spreadsheet command. By breaking down barriers to the effective use of computers, statistical concepts can be learned more quickly and painlessly.
-Many people are familiar and comfortable with working from an Excel spreadsheet, so this software would be generally less intimidating compared to other software. -By breaking down barriers to the effective use of computers, statistical concepts can be learned more quickly and painlessly.
-For each analysis, the screen describes exactly what kind of analysis will be done, and it is clear what additional information the user needs to input.
-Statpad is very useful for doing a quick and simple analysis summary and plotting functions are especially convenient
StatPad (statistical software) is used in conjunction with Excel (PC version). It enables a wide range of statistical analysis methods. StatPad is more user friendly than its main rival - Excel s own Data Analysis feature. Naming of ranges makes running statistical analysis with StatPad very efficient.
There's some debate as to whether students should learn to do statistical calculations by hand, or just learn to use statistical software. Most instructors teach them to do both.
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