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Statistical Analysis Contents
Data management
Data import and export
Math transformation
Descriptive statistics
Data testing
Regression analysis

ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)

FFT and Fourier transform
Time series and singular spectrum analysis
Dose-response analysis
Quality control and process control
Predefined math functions
Macro process
Plotting Features Contents
Plot editor
Symbol types and size
Line style and size
Plot types
2D plot types
3D plot types
Axis types
Axis mode, Graphics papers
Axis attributes
Error bars and confidence intervals
Coordinate system
Easy-to-use legend editor
Batch plot and template
Real-time plotting
Graph export
 Statistical Analysis

Data management

  • data sheet with 1,048,576 rows by 1024 columns
  • WYSIWYG data sheet preview
  • full data block-editing options: cut, copy, paste, delete, clear, insert, and undo
  • data format conversion: hex, oct, bin, and decimal
  • supporting numbers, ASCII text, date, time
  • automatic data generation: random (uniform, Gaussian, binomial, Poisson, and exponential), algebraic, geometric, and user-defined functions
  • text editing window for calculated results and reports
  • IEEE numerics
  • handling of missing data
  • data sieving (user defined step size), ranking (ascending or descending), sorting, normalizing (five methods), differencing, combining, splitting, summation, and frequency counting
  • multiple levels sorting
  • math transforms for multiple equations and variables
  • weightd average
  • eight step-by-step tutorial lessons for quick start
  • built-in calculator
  • user-defined hot keys

Data import and export

  • import: ASCII, Lotus, dBase, DIF, Excel, CSV, Access, Wave, and Quattro Pro
  • export: ASCII, Lotus, dBase, DIF, and Excel
  • export to ASCII with user specified precision
  • drag-and-drop with automatic file type detection

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Descriptive statistics

  • sum of samples, sum of absolute, sum of squares, arithmetic mean, quadraric mean, harmonic mean, absolute mean, variance, standard deviation, absolute deviation, standard error, coefficient of variance, skewness, coefficient of skewness, index of kurtosis, coefficient of kurtosis
  • percentiles: 10th, 25th, 50th 75th and 90th percentiles
  • quartiles
  • 95% confidence interval, 99% confidence interval

Data testing

  • t-test: one and two samples; paired and unpaired
  • multiple t-test
  • F-test
  • nonparametric: sign, goodness of fit, Poisson, binomial, Wilcoxon rank sum, Wilcoxon sign rank, Friedman, Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney, Wald-Wolfowitz, Lilliefors, chi-sq,and Kolmogorov-Smirnov
  • Kaplan-Meier survival and hazard estimates
  • Shapiro-Wilk normality test


  • factor analysis with four rotating methods: varimax, quartimax, equamax, and parsimax
  • principal component analysis with four rotating methods
  • cluster analysis: k-means cluster and and hierarchical cluster
  • discriminant analysis
  • correspondence analysis
  • canonical analysis

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  • frequency table
  • McNemar
  • Fisher
  • contingency table


  • record and play user-define macro for data editing and analysis procedures


Math transformation

  • user-defined functions: any combination of predefined functions using ‘ +, -, *, /, ^ ’ operators
  • transformation model up to 50 equations
  • simple one-line transformation

FFT and Fourier transform

  • FFT and discrete Fourier transform
  • forward and inverse transformation
  • real or complex FFT and Fourier transform
  • data convolution

Regression analysis

Predefined regressions

User-defined regression

  • user-defined: nonlinear model with up to 50 equations
  • three robust fitting methods: Levenberg-Marquardt, Powell, and simplex
  • user-specified weighting factors: global or local weighting factors
  • user-specified data ranges
  • comparison of two linear regression results
  • parameter statistics: covariance matrix, standard error, standard deviation, goodness-of-fit statistics, and confidence and prediction intervals

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  • one-way: with or without repeated measurements
  • two-way: with or without replication
  • three-way factorial
  • multiple comparison: Fisher, Bonferroni,Scheffe, Tukey, SNK, Duncan, Dunnett, and nonparametric
  • one- and two-way MANOVA

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  • Pearson, Spearman, Kendall, partial, multiple, serial, canonical

Time series

  • index number
  • singular spectrum analysis
  • autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation
  • trend removal: mean, linear, power, exponential, and polynomial
  • smoothing and forecasting: simple moving average, weighted moving average, exponential, spline
  • simple and seasonal difference
  • seasonal decomposition
  • periodogram
  • data tapering: Barlett and Von Hann

Dose-response analysis

  • logit and probit models for any probability level of LD/LC (such as LD50/LC50, LD75/LC75, ...) with confidence intervals
  • four- and three-parameter sigmoidal models for EC50/IC50/DC50/GI50

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Quality control and process control

  • Pareto analysis
  • quality control for measurements and attributes with user-controllable sigma count
  • QC chart for measurements without subgroup: X Chart (R), X Chart (s), Moving Range, and Moving Average
  • QC chart for measurements with subgroup: R-Chart, S-Chart, X Bar Chart, and S-sq Chart
  • QCchart for attributes: P-Chart, NP-Chart, C Chart, U-Sq Chart
  • process capability analysis: Cpk, Cp, Cm, Cr, Zu, Zl, and Zmin


  • critical value to (or from) tail probability conversion for commonly used distributions: normal, Student-t, F, chi-sq, exponential, Poisson, and binomial
  • fitting sample data to 10 predefined distributions
  • automatic creation of density-function data

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Predefined math functions

  • ABS(x): Absolute value
  • ACLOGLOG(x): Inversion of complementary log-log function: 1-exp(-exp(x))
  • ACOS(x): Inverse of trigonometric cosine
  • ACOSH(x): Inverse of hyperbolic cosine
  • ALOGIT(x): Inverse of logit
  • ALOGIT100(x): Inverse of logit100
  • ASIN(x): Inverse of trigonometric sine
  • ASINH(x): Inverse of hyperbolic sine
  • ATAN(x): Inverse of trigonometric tangent
  • ATAN2(x,y): Arc tangent of y/x
  • ATANH(x): Inverse of hyperbolic tangent
  • BETA(x,y): Beta function
  • BESSELJ(n,x): Bessel function J with integer order n
  • BESSELY(n,x): Bessel function Y with integer n
  • BESSELI(n,x): Modified Bessel function I with integer order n
  • BESSELK(n,x): Modified Bessel function K with integer order n
  • BINOMIAL(n,m): Binomila coefficient of (n,m)
  • CEIL(x): Smallest integer not less than x
  • CLOGLOG(x): complementary log-log function: log(-log(1-x))
  • COS(x): Trigonometric cosine
  • COSH(x): Hyperbolic cosine
  • DAWSON(x): Dawson integral
  • DEGREE(x): Convert radians to degrees
  • EXP(x): Natural exponential
  • ERR(x): Error function
  • ERRC(x): Complementary error function 1-ERR
  • EXP(x): Natural exponential
  • EXPINT(x): Exponential integral
  • FACTORIAL(x): Factorial function
  • FLOOR(x): Largest integer not greater than x
  • GAMMA(x): Gamma function
  • GAMMAP(x,y): Imcomplete gamma function
  • GAMMAQ(x,y): 1-GAMMAP(x,y)
  • GAUSSIAN(x): Gauss Distribution
  • LN(x): Natural logarithmic
  • LOG(x): Natural logarithmic
  • LOG10(x): Common (Base 10) logarithmic
  • LOGFACORIAL(n): log-facttorial: log(n!)
  • LOGIT(x): Unit based logit
  • LOGIT100(x): 100 based logit
  • MAX(x,y): Larger value of x and y
  • MIN(x,y): Smaller value of x and y
  • MOD(x,y): Remainder f of x/y if x=a*y+f
  • NORMDEV(x): Derivative of integrated normal distribution
  • NORMINT(x): Integration of normal distribution
  • POW10(x): Base 10 exponential
  • POW10(x): Base 10 exponential
  • POWER(x,y): x to the power of y
  • PROBIT(x): Probit(x)=NormDev(x)+5
  • RADIAN(x): Convert degrees to radians
  • RANDOM(x): Random number between 0 and x-1
  • ROUND(x): Convert real to the nearest integer
  • SIGN(x): Sign of a number (1,0,-1)
  • SIN(x): Trigonometric sine
  • SINH(x): Hyperbolic sine
  • SQR(x): Square function
  • SQRT(x): Square root function
  • TAN(x): Trigonometric tangent
  • TANH(x): Hyperbolic tangent
  • TRUNC(x): Convert real to an integer toward zero
  • UNIT(x): If x>=0 then 1 else 0

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2D and 3D Plots

Plot editor

  • full-page WYSIWYG graphics editing mode with changeable mouse cursor
  • Full OLE 2.0 implementation: client/server
  • dynamic link of plot and data sheet
  • embedding plots in Word and PowerPoint
  • interactive curve fitting
  • calculate area under a curve
  • editable configuration for plotting objects
  • optional on-screen rulers in either metric or English units
  • optional page guidelines and grid lines
  • editing tools: copy, cut, paste, undo; group, ungroup; zoom, and unzoom
  • drawing toolbox: commonly used shapes, and text
46 drawing tools allow you draw different shapes at any size and at any location on your plot
line size from 1 to 100 with an unit of 1/288 inches

  • data inspection: verification of data point
  • moving, resizing, and rotation in 2D and 3D
  • multiple graphs in one page
  • user-designed background patterns for slide presentations

  • saving plot attributes as a template for routine work
  • batch plotting
  • conversion from color to gray scale
  • global change of line size and symbol size

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Graph export

  • exportation to most popular graphics formats: EPS, Postscript, WMF, EMF, PDF, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIFF, and PNG

Special Graph Papers

Real-time plotting

  • real-time display of dynamical data


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Plot types

2D Plot

42 accurate symbols with user-controllable size (with increment of 1/288 inches in diameter)

3D Plot

Function Plot

  • function plot: 2D curves, 3D curves, and 3D surfaces

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Error bars and confidence intervals


Coordinate system



  • text tool for annotation: text sizing and rotation
  • creation of equations including symbols, superscripts, and subscripts
  • alignment of text and graphics objects


Legend Editor

  • easy-to-use legend editor with 35 user-controllable entries
  • WYSIWYG preview

Batch plot and template

  • template plot for repeated job
  • create  multiple graphs instantly with batch process


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Axis types and labels

Axis mode: linear scale

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Axis mode: nonlinear scale

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Axis attributes

  • printed users' handbook over 380 pages
  • superior tutorial lessons with step-by-step instruction
  • online help system

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