statist by Dirk Melcher
Statist is a terminal-based statistics program with an interactive menu
that makes it very easy to use. It can also be run in scripts and big datasets
are handled reasonably well even on small machines. In spite of its low overhead
statist can do quite a bunch of regression functions and tests. It can produce
colorized output and uses gnuplot to create graphics.
Check the available
and a html view of statist
to see the possibilities.
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Statist is Free Software under the GNU GPL and comes completely without warranty!
You should be able to build the program on any system with a standard (ANSI) C
compiler. If you want plots you also need to have gnuplot
installed. If you have problems to run gnuplot graphics through statist in an
environment where the locale is set to UTF-8, please read these tips about statist, gnuplot and UTF-8.
The last version of statist (1.4.1) was released on December
02, 2006 (see the ChangeLog). It can be found at its download page. New
versions are announced in its Mailinglist,
but if you prefer you can Subscribe to new releases of statist at Freshmeat (you'll have to
create an account, or just login if you already have one).
Statist is available only as source code, but we provide some instructions on
how to package statist for Debian.
Versions, prior to 1.3.1 are available at statist's old home
Various versions per CVS
You can can browse and download statist source code currently being
developed: [ per
ViewCVS ]. You can also use the cvs program to download any
past release of statist or to check out the source of any given date. But if
you just want to get the source code being currently developed, then copy and
paste in a terminal:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/home/statist/jail/statistrepository co statist
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
statist itself has not GUI. Andreas Beyer started wrapping
statist and called the result: StatistX.
However, note that StatistX is no longer being maintained and corresponds to an old version of
statist (April 2001).
Dirk Melcher started statist's development for small tasks so he does not have
to cope with the non-comprehensible dinosaur programs anymore. (See the
Dirk's archived page about statist (German)).
Bernhard Reiter took
over the maintenance from Dirk in the beginning of 1997. In August 2005
Bernhard handed it over to Jakson
Aquino, who is the current maintainer of statist.
last updated: Dec. 2006