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Re: Your software

From: c.
Subject: Re: Your software
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:04:04 +0100

On 27 Jan 2011, at 10:44, Erico Matias Tavares wrote:

> Hello,
> I am based in Europe, and someone in the US recommended me to use Octave for 
> time series analysis. I know very little about math programming outside of 
> Excel, hence why I would very much appreciate your input on whether your 
> program can perform the following tasks, before I spend considerable time in 
> understanding it:
> 1. Easily plot time series graphs
> 2. Import data (mostly in excel .xls format)
> 3. Perform things like normal distribution and trigonometric calculations 
> automatically (eg in excel we simply type NORM() or SIN())
> 4. Also easily perform regression analysis (eg multivariate least squares 
> estimation)
> Many thanks for your assistance
> Erico Matias Tavares

Octave can do all that quite easily, 
but maybe you should also take a look at R [1]
which is an another free software tool specifically 
designed for Statistical Computing.



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