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Alternative to the Statistics toolbox

Asked by laurie
on 4 Feb 2013
Latest activity Edited by Walter Roberson
on 12 Apr 2018
I went from a place that owns a license for the Statistics toolbox to a place that does not (hello, budget cuts). Now all my statistics routines don't work anymore so I can't analyze my data like I used to... OMG PANIC
What I need is basic statistical measures (correlation) and test (eg ttest2, anovan..) functions, as well as some regression functions (regstats, regress).
In Matlab File exchange I found some functions that, combined, could meet my needs but unfortunately there are so many files that I am getting confused about which one I should choose. I am so afraid to use a function that actually does something else than what I think it does, or is not standard, etc.... being quite bad at statistics I don't see myself checking each code one by one... I am considering moving to R, but I am now halfway through the data so changing software in the middle of it does not seem either wise or time efficient.
Do you happen to know about some free packages that would do the job ? :-/
I am using Matlab 2009.
Thank you so much...


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2 Answers

Answer by Sean de Wolski
on 4 Feb 2013
 Accepted Answer

Contact your friendly sales rep :)


Laurie, while you transition to another software or continue to validate the code on MATLAB File Exchange, the sales rep at the MathWorks may be happy to provide you a trial/demo version. Maybe that's enough time to convince your firm that the Stats's toolbox is awesome, or compare results to R or File Exchange code.
Well the Signal to Noise ratio of R packages will require a whole lot more time in verifying and validating your code against whatever packages you try. This comes with the Stats Toolbox.
Additionally, the time you spend looking for FEX entries etc. and qualifying your code on those will probably outweigh the costs of the Stats Toolbox.
ok thanks ! i'll try that so i can validate/crosscheck my results ! :)

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Answer by manideep reddy on 12 Apr 2018
Edited by Walter Roberson
on 12 Apr 2018

If possible, use octave statistics toolbox which is opensource. Download it from here.


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