[SciPy-dev] SciPy versus Matlab, Excel, and other tools
rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Oct 25 08:06:43 CDT 2001
>>>>> "Jochen" == Jochen Küpper <jochen at jochen-kuepper.de> writes:
Jochen> Excel? What kind of "scientist" did you ask? I don't know
Jochen> any serious scientist who uses Excel for more than
Jochen> calculating a mean or getting a histogram. (Btw, these
Jochen> people also publish standard deviations for 2-value
Jochen> means... Well, it's not wrong, I guess)
I sadly know many excellent scientists who primarily do analyses in
excel. They do take a bit of time to get the analyses out, and the
analyses tend to be correct, if simplistic (many corrected t-tests
rather than a reasonably single linear (regression/anova) model).
Don't judge the tool-user by the tools, however, the mark of a good
one is the ability to convert when presented with evidence :-).
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics rossini at u.washington.edu
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