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PSPP-BUG: [bug #19143] Statistical procedure wishlist

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: PSPP-BUG: [bug #19143] Statistical procedure wishlist
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 04:26:05 +0000
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                 Summary: Statistical procedure wishlist
                 Project: PSPP
            Submitted by: blp
            Submitted on: Saturday 02/24/07 at 20:26
                Category: None
                Severity: 1 - Wishlist
                  Status: None
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: None



This is Jason Stover's list of desirable statistical procedures from a few
years ago.  In his words:

The list is roughly in order of demand, with the most in-demand listed first
(in my opinion). Those not in SPSS or SAS are marked with (*) (my knowledge
of these is a few years old; SPSS Inc. or SAS Inc. may have since put these
into their flagship programs)

0 Generalized linear models, including logistic regression.

0 Time series models, including ARMA and ARIMA. 

0 Linear models with other-than-diagonal error covariance matrices.
(These are referred to as 'linear mixed models', though I think is a
misleading term.)

0 Clustering and discriminant analysis

0 (*)Neural networks, including multilayer perceptrons and radial-basis

0 (*)Classification and regression trees.

0 Spline smoothers

0 Design of experiment

In addition, NO statistical software I know of has a nice way to combine
different models (via boosting or other other recently-developed 'data
mining' methods).  If PSPP did this with a semi-painless interface for
'users', it could make PSPP much more popular among the 'user' category. 
Most people in that 'user' category are dimly aware of the usefulness of this
approach to modeling, but they are learning about it, and will want it in
their statistical software.


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