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# STATISTICA News and Blogs

## Spotlight On Bob Amick

by STATISTICA on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:35 AM

Bob Amick is a Service Manager for a company that is a major supplier and producer of polypropylene fiber. He took a moment to discuss with us his use of STATISTICA in their processes.

## Learning Statistics

by awaner on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:14 AM

I was invited to start writing a personal blog about my experiences with project management and STATISTICA. I have been an employee since 2005 and have worked on very diverse project types.

Some projects were two weeks. Some projects lasted almost 2 years. They were for StatSoft customers and for StatSoft internal use.

In 2009, I worked on a project to migrate the StatSoft Electronic Statistics Textbook (EST) from HTML pages into a Content Management System (CMS). In many ways this was a "StatSoft internal" project. We wanted an easier method to update pages and track changes.

## How to Interpret Statistical Analysis Results

by STATISTICA How-To on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:03 AM

Statistical tests examine a variety of relationships in data, but they share some common elements. Typically, statistical tests state a null and alternative hypothesis, calculate a test statistic, and report an associated p-value, and then the analyst makes a conclusion from the tests. This process is followed for simple tests as well as complex ones. Once you achieve a basic understanding of the process of statistical hypothesis testing, the concepts can be generalized to all tests.

## How are rising gas prices affecting you?

by ashankle on Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:33 PM
The news says that gas prices are high. I say that I’m amazed that I can drive to visit my mom in a nearby state for the mere cost of 6.5 pounds of cheddar cheese. Actually, I’ve never said that before until now. But it’s true. I don’t like making tradeoffs in my budget for gasoline either. However, when I look at the alternatives to driving to see Mom, it seems a lot better than walking there or taking a horse and wagon or not ever seeing her again. When you hear about things like high gas prices, your instinct may be to avoid summer travel, which is a perfectly reasonable economic instinct. Though, if you don’t travel, are you just going to stay home and stare at the wall?

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## With Great Power comes Great Responsibility

by jthompson on Friday, June 10, 2011 2:14 PM

Spiderman’s uncle says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” In STATISTICA, with great power comes structural requirements for the data. It may not be as epic, but it's just as true.

## Are housing prices, mortgage rates, and construction related?

by ashankle on Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:07 AM

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m kind of a nerd. I heard on the news the other day that home prices are falling once again, and my first thought was “I want to see that graphed!” rather than “Oh no, the economy is collapsing!”

I grabbed the Case Shiller Home Price index information and plotted it as a simple time series in a Line Plot. Easy. But paraphrasing the words that Tina Turner sang: “I never do nothin’ nice and easy.”

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