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ERIC Number: ED276399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-19
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of SYSTAT 2.1.
Woehlke, Paula Lee
This report provides a detailed description and evaluation of the SYSTAT 2.1 microcomputer statistics system for professional statisticians. Information provided includes the producer, versions available and compatibility, and a description of each of the 11 modules that make up the SYSTAT package. Discussion of the usability of the software includes descriptions of SYSTAT's 417-page documentation manual and three manual supplements, information on the ease of using and running programs, and information on program output, accuracy, and user services. It is concluded that SYSTAT 2.1 is fast, provides clear output, has routines for completing most common analytic procedures, is reasonably priced, and has adequate support available. While it is not recommended as a teaching tool, it is suggested that the system could be used in conjunction with a statistics course as a good example of the power of microcomputers for statistical analysis. It is recommended for those looking for a general purpose statistical package for the most common brands of microcomputers. Nine figures include examples of SYSTAT's numerous help screens and output, and graphic output from a standard IBM graphics printer. (DJR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).