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Bob Hayden

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free software (fwd)
Posted: Feb 17, 1996 10:03 PM
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Forwarded message:
> Hello,
> I have just created a student version of our NCSS 6.0 for Windows
> product. It is FREE!
> It does all the basic stuff: t-test, anova, regression, forecasting,
> histograms, box plots, cross-tabs, scatter plots, etc.
> Would any of you like to try it in your ap stat courses? If so,
> let me know.
> Cheers,
> Jerry,

Well that's certainly a generous offer! As a long time user of NCSS,
let me put in my 2 cents worth. This is a first rate package -- I
bought the old DOS version years ago to use for stuff Minitab won't
do. It is also on the list of recommended software from the College
Board. Two or three years ago, Dr. Hintze made available a free
student edition of the DOS package. I have used it in workshops for
teachers and I demonstrated it at the AP Stats. meeting in San Antonio
last summer, where it was a big hit. I have seen the regular Windows
version and it is a straightforward Windows application. (The DOS
version had a rather unusual interface; I still prefer it to the
Windows version, but mostly because I don't care much for Windows to
begin with.)

PLEASE, if you have PCs, use a free NCSS rather than a spreadsheet or
a software package that comes with a textbook.


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