BioStat - user-friendly biology and medicine oriented statistical software. With BioStat 2008, one gets a robust suite of statistics tools and graphical analysis methods that are easily accessed though a simple interface.
Pros: BioStat 2008 is a statistical package which has a full suite of statistics tools and graphical analysis methods. This is a fairly heavy duty package that is oriented heavily to Biology and Medicine. The user interface is simplified enough for even beginners to access the full powers of the package. Somebody who knows how to use a PC can easily get by without worrying about causing errors in the analysis flow of a set of data. That leaves time for analyzing the results without worrying about if the data /analysis is error free or if the work flow was flawless. Basic features available include determining descriptive statistics, normality tests, T-test/Pagurova criterion and G-criterion, Fisher-F test, coefficient correlation and co-variation, cross tabulations and frequency table analysis. ANOVA (MANOVA and GLMANOVA) analysis is available. Non parametric statistical analysis in the following areas is accessible. These include 2x2 table analysis chi-square, Yates chi-square, Exact Fisher test, rank correlation, independent samples comparison, comparison of dependent samples and Cochran Q test. Regression analysis include multivariate linear regression, logistic regression, stepwise regression, polynomial regressions and Cox proportional hazards regression. Time series and survival analysis features are available as well.
Spreadsheet processor enables multi-sheet workbook, formula and cell classes, OLE2 support and spell checking. Data processor enables creating and transformation using formulae, matrix operations, random number generation and data sampling and the chart processor enable a set of chart creation options.
Cons: No problems noticed.
Overall: Full set of features, easy and familiar Excel like interface makes this package a 4 star one easily.