Update STATISTICA 12
Customers with Multiple Users, Enterprise Server, and Enterprise Small Business Edition licensing should visit the Enterprise Updates page.
StatSoft has created a "verifier" application to simplify the update process for desktop customers. Download this application to a computer with a STATISTICA installation. While connected to the internet run the application.
The application will verify the STATISTICA installation and download the correct installer for single user licensing. A browser will also open with installation instructions.
The update includes changes that improve performance and compatibility and add minor enhancements.
To address the growing need for a free and open source, general-purpose interface connecting R to third-party applications, StatSoft has developed COMadaptR, which is licensed under LGPL 2.1+. COMadaptR simplifies deployment and reduces R version dependencies. The COMadaptR binaries and source code are now freely distributed.
STATISTICA 32-bit will integrate with R 32-bit. STATISTICA 64-bit will integrate with R 32-bit and 64-bit.
Hot Fix for STATISTICA Version 10.0 MR1
The STATISTICA Version 10.0 MR1 hot fix, posted July 20, 2011, addresses issues in two analytic modules. StatSoft recommends that users apply this hot fix and re-run critical analyses to verify results.
- An issue related to computations in the Generalized Linear/Nonlinear Models (GLZ) module was detected after the release of STATISTICA Version 10.0 MR1. Specifically, this issue was encountered when explicit numeric conditions occurred during parameter estimation, and when repeatedly computing summary Goodness-of-Fit (GOF) statistics for the entire model (specifying that option from the Results dialog box after the model estimation computations had completed). In some cases, the program may crash or may report inaccurate AIC values due to incorrect degrees of freedom computations. Other fixes were included to address the display of the Iteration History spreadsheet and for computation of the BIC value using the multinomial distribution.
- An issue was detected after the release of STATISTICA Version 10.0 MR1 relating to occasional crashes and erroneous results experienced during modeling using the Cox Proportional Hazards tools available from the Advanced Modeling menu (option Cox Proportional Hazards), when using forward, backward, or stepwise predictor selection methods.
In some circumstances, the program can crash, and/or produce erroneous final results (that are inconsistent with the results obtained when the respective model is estimated without forward, backward, or stepwise predictor selection). StatSoft strongly recommends that all users relying on the stepwise, backward, or forward predictor selection techniques in the context of Cox Proportional Hazards models apply this hot fix and re-run critical analyses to verify results.
Before applying this hot fix, you must be using Version 10.0 MR1. If you use Version 10, you can get the Version 10.0 MR1 update.
- Network/Enterprise Server: From your STATISTICA program file server, download and run either the 32-bit or 64-bit hot fix installer, depending on the version(s) of STATISTICA 10 you have installed. To run the installation, double-click on the STATISTICA 10.0 Hot Fix V10MR1HFS004 file you downloaded, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
- Network/Enterprise Workstations with locally installed program files: (Note: If you are not sure if your workstation has locally installed program files, open Help -> About STATISTICA, and select the Modules tab. If the Full Path line refers to a C:\ drive or other local drive rather than to a server computer, you have locally installed program files.) Apply the hot fix to each workstation using the above Server instructions. Note that the hot fix will need to be applied to any subsequent workstation installations as well. Workstations that do not have locally installed program files do not require the hot fix.
- Single User: Download and run either the 32-bit or 64-bit installer, depending on the version of STATISTICA 10.0 MR1 you have installed.
32-bit Hot Fix
64-bit Hot Fix
Update for STATISTICA Version 10
The Version 10.0 MR1 update, posted May 25, 2011, includes a number of minor updates that improve performance and compatibility, and add some additional functionality.
Network/Enterprise: From your STATISTICA program file server, download and run either the 32-bit or 64-bit upgrade installer, depending on the version(s) of STATISTICA 10 currently installed. After the update is completed on the server, update the workstations by running the setup.exe in the workstation installer folder from each workstation.
Single User: Download and run either the 32-bit or 64-bit installer, depending on the version of STATISTICA 10 currently installed.
Download update for:
For additional information, see Version 10 installation instructions here.
- All By-Group Analyses. There is a new option to aggregate the output tabular results into one spreadsheet instead of multiple spreadsheets.
- Direct 2D advanced graphics availability on your computer is now displayed in the About STATISTICA dialog box.
- Stacked plots have a new Area not to baseline option on the Graph Options > Plots: Aggregation tab. The area shaded on a stacked plot typically extends from the lowest line to the baseline (i.e., x-axis). This option allows this space to remain empty.
- Distributions & Simulation. You can now double-click on a distribution in the list control to open the Define Distributions dialog directly to the selected distribution.
- Box-Cox Transformation. User can now transform the within group distributions to normality with homogenous variances.
- Spreadsheet Selection Conditions (better dynamic links). There is a new option in the Options dialog box to automatically copy auto filters. When this option is on, Spreadsheet Selection Conditions (including any connected graphs) will update immediately as auto filter criteria change.
- Spreadsheet Functions. Date/Time and spatial functions have been updated and expanded.
- Revised time functions: DTWeekOfYear, GetDate, GetTime
- New time functions: DTAddMonths, DTAddYears, DTEndOfMonth, DTEndOfNextMonth, DTEndOfQuarter
- New spatial functions: ATAN2, DMSToDecimal, Haversine
- Enterprise Manager
- The system will remember user/password credentials for all defined database connections when you switch between them.
- To differentiate between global and user-specific login registry keys, the installer now adds a timestamp when writing CONSTR, DSN, UID, and PWD to the registry.
- Enterprise Deployment has a new option to collapse the tree view
- System View list control shows the path of objects that can go in folders, and a new Copy Path to Clipboard option is available on the shortcut menu
Update for STATISTICA Version 9
The Version 9.1C update, posted June 23, 2010, includes performance improvements and numerous updates. Please Note: do not run the MSI directly. Run "setup.exe" for installation.
Download update for:
Download the installation instructions.
- Multi-Core CPU Support takes advantage of recent “multithreading” changes implemented in computationally intensive STATISTICA analytic and data management procedures, resulting in dramatic speed gains on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of STATISTICA.
- Extremely large data sets are now supported in Data Mining modules (e.g., Interactive Trees, Boosted Trees, Random Forests, Cluster Analysis) that require iterative processing of the entire data set.
Excel Import Improvements
- Microsoft Excel 2007 (*.xlsx) importing for non-U.S. locales has been improved.
- Basic Statistics contains a new Percent of Valid Observation option, which is the proportion of valid observations for a selected variable to the number of cases reported for that variable.
- Generalized Linear/Nonlinear Models (GLZ) now generates:
- Odds ratios and their confidence intervals
- Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve
- Tweedie distribution
- Quality Control Charts now accommodate one-sided control limits, including X, X-bar, MA, EWMA, Individuals with Moving Range, and CuSum, which can be deployed to STATISTICA Enterprise.
- Survival Analysis contains a new Confidence Level field in the Regression Results dialog box. The value in the Conf. Level field is used for constructing confidence limits for the parameter estimates and the risk or hazard ratio.
Data Miner Workspace Enhancements
- Scrollable trees are now part of Data Miner Workspace output.
- When adding nodes to the Data Miner Workspace from the node browser, a sound will now be produced to alert the user.
- In the Data Miner Workspace, the logistic regression for deployment node now offers model building techniques including stepwise and best subset regression. Nodes for deployment allow for easy comparison of model performance within the workspace.
- Scatterplot graph markers using "outline style" are now transparent to better display multiple points clustered together.
- Box Plots now have ToolTip text to display N and case names.
- Multiple Plots (e.g., multiple scatterplot with one X variable and two or more Y variables) automated by SVB scripts now include data for newly added spreadsheet columns after the initial plot is created (without needing to delete and re-create the plot).
- Categorized graphs (such as means plots, box plots, missing data/range plots, and ternary plots) now have an Overlaid Layout option, which overlays all subsets in one graph and identifies them with colors and patterns.
- STATISTICA Spreadsheets now support a user-entered comment in the audit trail.
- The Subset data management feature now has easier access to Spreadsheet Case Selection Conditions.
- Two new STATISTICA Visual Basic (SVB) function calls have been added to the spreadsheet object model to optimize the size of text variables based on the existing text:
- You can now save spreadsheets as a Comma Separated File (*.csv)
Other System Enhancements
- If your company has a SAS system installed, you can now build your models in STATISTICA and then deploy them in the SAS environment.
- STATISTICA Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) options to pre-process batch manufacturing data to constant batch lengths are now available from directly within the Multivariate Statistical Process Control (MSPC) module.
- The STATISTICA Electronic Manual (i.e., online Help) contains a new "STATISTICA Examples" folder in the Table of Contents in the top "Getting Help" folder. This makes it easier to find step-by-step tutorials demonstrating STATISTICA functionality.
STATISTICA Enterprise Enhancements
- A new database connection role is available for users who are not system administrators.
- When using QC analysis configurations, users can define not only two-sided but also one-sided control limits.
- You can now add an existing Dashboard to a Dashboard definition via Dashboard Admin - Add Task, using the Add Dashboard button.
- When creating a Data Configuration query, you can now associate Specifications to multiple Characteristics.
- Monitoring and Alerting Server (MAS) now tracks which samples have been processed and alarms on only the most recent data. Note that this functionality requires that the Data Configuration have an auto-update column defined.
Update for STATISTICA Version 8
MR-3 update posted on October 31, 2008. This release includes STATISTICA Data Miner Recipes with its wizard-like user interface for STATISTICA Data Miner, STATISTICA Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL), along with various updates.
Download updates for:
Single user, server, or workstation with executables installed locally
Workstation that references executables on the server
Download the installation instructions
System Level Functionality
- Results spreadsheet generated from an analysis are linked to additional help via on-line help and the Electronic Statistics Textbook
- Enhancements to 3D pie charts
- Graph styles may not be applied to multiple charts at once
- Box plot tool tips will be displayed to show grouping information.
- Workbook multi-item save allows multiple items or an folder in a workbook can be selected and "Save As.." a group.
- Copy/Paste as version 7 objects
- Enhanced support for Microsoft Vista including:
- PDF support
- Vista Snipping (Screen Catcher) Tool
- A new case state "Off" which combines the functionality of Excluded and Hidden
- The Save As dialog box will accept a typed extension to determine document type (.doc, txt, sta, etc..). To save a STATISTICA spreadsheet as an Excel document simply type adstudy.xls and click on Save. Your document will be saved as an Excel document
- Support for Workbook compression with memory being reclaimed after a workbook is compressed or items are deleted
- Default settings for STATISTICA can be set by the network administer and distribute through the enterprise
Microsoft Office Support/Integration
- Further enhancements to Microsoft Office integration
- Option to set the formatting (case names, variable names, cell formatting) per sheet when importing multiple sheets from an Excel Workbook
- The Save As dialog box will accept a typed extension to determine document type (.doc, txt, sta, etc..). To save a STATISTICA spreadsheet as an Excel document simply type adstudy.xls and click on Save. Your document will be saved as an Excel document.
- Support for read/write all version of Microsoft Excel up to Office 2007.
R is a statistical programming language that caters to highly specialized audiences with particular data analysis needs. This high level language provides access to well over 1,000 different data analysis and data mining packages, and thousands of procedures.
R procedures can be accessed via STATISTICA in several ways:
- Access R COM Server library directly
- Using STATISTICA data sets and retrieving results
- Calling R from SVB
- Running R from STATISTICA
- Running R from STATISTICA Enterprise
- Running R as a Data Miner node
- Running R from WebSTATISTICA / STATISTICA Enterprise Server
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STATISTICA Data Miner
The STATISTICA Data Miner approach provides an intuitive graphical interface to enable those with limited data mining experience to execute a "recipe-like" step-by-step analytic process. With these intuitive dialog boxes, you can perform various data mining tasks such as regression, and classification. Other recipes can be built quickly as custom solutions. Completed recipes can be saved and deployed as project files to score new data.
- The STATISTICA Data Miner workspace can be resized independently of the size of the window. Additionally, the four node placement rectangles within the workspace can be sized independently. The workspace can be scrolled to view any parts not currently visible.
- XBar-R or XBar-S charts can be created from aggregated data.
- A new chart type - "Six Graph" graph - can be selected for SPC Analysis Configurations that have variable charts defined.
- Options for starting "this week" either on Sunday or Monday
- Administrators can restrict the set of filtering operations to those that are logical for the data being filtered.
- A Deployment option allows you to directly upload PMML into Enterprise SVB Analysis Configurations so that the PMML can be executed against a Data Configuration
- STATISTICA Enterprise Reporter can now generate reports directly as Word documents (*.doc). This requires that Microsoft Word be installed on the machine where the Report is run.
- The Ad hoc Analysis Configuration is a special type of Analysis Configuration that just returns the data from the associated Data Configuration without running any analysis or SVB. Running an Ad hoc Analysis Configuration is equivalent to exploring the associated Data Configuration. This is useful for users that want to use STATISTICA Enterprise to import their data, and then perform ad hoc analyses.