ERIC Number: ED373634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Statistical Packages: Some Bugs and Errors. AIR 1994 Annual Forum Paper.
Schwabe, Robert A.; Cherland, Ryan M.
This paper looks at bugs and errors in the following commonly used statistical packages: SAS, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Biomedical Data Plan (BMDP), and Minitab. A section on using the Internet to keep up to date on these packages covers subscribing to statistical software lists, searching statistical software lists, using gopher sites of archived messages, and receiving information directly from SAS. A brief section on the literature notes that journals and magazines publish reviews of statistical software. A following section offers seven examples of bugs and errors associated with either SAS or SPSS which also have relevance to many statistical packages. (Contains 15 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Biomedical Computer Programs; Internet; Minitab II Programing Language; Statistical Package for the Social Sciences; Student Administration System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (34th, New Orleans, LA, May 29-June 1 1994).