Accession Number : ADA313999

Title :   Statistical Software, Software and Astronomy.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Wegman, Edward J. ; Carr, Daniel B. ; King, R. D. ; Miller, John J. ; Poston, Wendy L.

PDF Url : ADA313999

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This paper discusses statistical, data analytic and related software that is useful in the realm of astronomy and spaces sciences. The paper does not seek to be comprehensive, but rather to present a cross section of software used by practicing statisticians. The general layout is first to discuss commercially available software, then academic research software and finally some possible future directions in the evolution of data-oriented software. We specifically exclude commercial database software from the discussion, although it is relevant. The paper focuses on providing internet (world wide web) pointers for a variety of the software discussed.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *STATISTICS, *ASTRONOMY, *APPLIED MATHEMATICS, DATA BASES, GLOBAL, CROSS SECTIONS, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software
      Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE