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Re: [vox-tech] Histograms on GNU/Linux?
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Re: [vox-tech] Histograms on GNU/Linux?



On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, David Hummel wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 01:13:04PM -0400, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 
> > How do people do histograms on Linux (other than than by hand?)
> 
> R will allow you to express your data in just about any way imagineable:
> 
>   http://www.r-project.org/
>   http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-intro.html#Graphics
> 
> There is a learning curve ... R is a programming language.

After I saw it referred to here, and a stats grad student recommended it,
I have been using R quite a bit recently... but I am pretty sure I have
barely scratched the surface.  It is kind of a cross between Perl and
Octave with more statistical analysis tools than _I_ know what to do with.
If you are doing statistics, it is probably worth the effort.

I am getting my data out of a SQL database, which gives me some added
benefits, but R can do a lot of database-like operations on the data even
after I extract it.

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