Announcing xldlas v0.60

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I have recently placed version 0.60 of xldlas

in sunsite's incoming directory:

ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/Incoming/xldlas-0.60-srcbin.tgz

I expect it to be moved to:

ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/xapps/math/xldlas-0.60-srcbin.tgz

shortly. Since strange things seem to be happenning as sunsite, the

best place to get the new version is at the xldlas homepage:

http:/a42.com/~thor/xldlas

What's New

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* Popup Balloon Help added

* Multiple variable summaries

* Various Bug fixes

What is it?

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It's for doing statistics.

Highlights

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* Based on the xforms library (ie. looks pretty slick)

* Point and click interface to statistical summaries, OLS

regression, plotting, correlation analysis, etc.

* Neural network and Genetic Algorithm data fitting

with some nice visual feedback.

* Very handy automatic generating of .tex format and html

log files, including tables and plots.

* Online help

Where'd the Name come from

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xldlas was inspired by a non-X statistics program called ldlas,

which stood for ldlas, damned lies, and statistics. So, I guess

xldlas stands for x ldlas, damned lies, and statisitics.

ATTN: People with Other Stats Software

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I've been getting a lot of e-mail about xldlas, and some people

seem to be using it for fairly important things. This worries me,

because I have received very little feedback on xldlas's

statistical "accuracy". So, if you have access to Gauss, Stata,

SPSS, Shazam, etc., I'd really appreciate it if you could run

some data through your commercial software, run the same

data through xldlas, and report any discrepencies. I'm pretty

sure that Summarize and Correlation are ok, but Regress and

ANOVA should be explored. Thanks.

Feedback

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The author (Thor Sigvaldason) is happy to receive feedback

LSM

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Title: xldlas

Version: 0.60

Entered-date: November 28, 1996

Description: An xforms based statistical application with graphing,

regression analysis, curve fitting using genetic

algorithms, and some other useful stuff.

Keywords: statistics, plots, regression, genetic algorithms

correlation, anova, math

Primary-site: http://a42.com/~thor/xldlas/

Alternate-site: ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/xapps/math/

Original-site:

Platform: Standard Linux (whatever that means)

Copying-policy: GPL

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