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statist by Dirk Melcher (old page)Statist is a small and portable statistics program written in C. It is terminal-based, but can utilise GNUplot for plotting purposes. It is simple to use and can be run in scripts. Big datasets are handled reasonably well on small machines.
In spite of its low overhead, statist can do quite a bunch of regression functions and tests in a comprehensible way. It is quite powerful.
LicenseStatist is Free Software under the GNU GPL and comes completely without warranty!
Graphical User Interface (GUI)statist itself has not GUI. Andreas Beyer once wrapped statist and called the result: StatistX. StatistX is experimental (state of April 2001) and might be somewhat difficult to install because of the libraries it depends on.
RequirementsYou 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.
LatestThe current statist releases are now made from the statist's project page on wald.
v1.0.1(old, stable)Reworked the memory management. Fixes some long standing bugs in this area.
Various versions per CVS
v1.3.0 (old, development)Added gettext support, replaced the use of the option -delrow with a new system of deleting missing values, and added new features: (1) extract columns from fixed width datafiles; (2) create a sample of a datafile.
This is the first release under the new maintainer: Jakson Aquino.
v1.0.0(old)New is the percentile calculation and that the menu entry for entering gnuplot commands has a new number.
v0.16(old)This is the first version with English output. Thanks to Andreas Beyer for the translation. The (out of date) documentation is still in German only.
pre 0.16(old)Check the German statist page for version before 0.16. (Which only contain German strings.)
HistoryDirk Melcher started statist's development for small tasks so he does not have to cope with the non-comphrehensible dinosaur statist 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 modified: February 2006
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