[Maxima] regressions and correlation
Raymond E. Rogers
rayrogers at roadrunner.com
Sun Apr 27 06:55:23 CDT 2008
Justin Harford wrote:
> Basically the moral of the story is that regressions and correlations
> are useful in chem. I could talk about correlations but that would
> prolong this message. Is there a way to do either of these with
> maxima? Sure would be nice if I didn't have to open up my vm to do
> the linest function in excel under win.
I think you would do better to look at R or Dataplot. I haven't used R
but have heard good things about it. I have used Dataplot and it can do
everything; but it's command line oriented; last time I looked (about 5
years ago) the tcl/tk interface was not robust. I just looked and
apparently they have improved the interface. The underlying base is
more than 30 years old and does (almost) everything. I guess it was
work for interns/post docs for all those years. The people responsible
at NIST have done a good job.
Unless your an expert
is very good.
To put it politely, I think Excel is limited for statistics analysis.
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