|Point Richmond, Calif. - May
24, 2004 - Systat Software, Inc., a leading developer and
supplier of award-winning scientific software and services, today
introduced SYSTAT 11, providing statisticians and professional researchers
advanced statistical and graphical capabilities with improved ease-of-use
and analytical efficiency.
Originally developed more than 20 years ago by a renowned researcher,
statistician and expert on data visualization, SYSTAT is widely
recognized by environmental, life and behavioral scientists, medical
researchers, engineers and financial analysts as a high-value, integrated
desktop statistics and graphics software package with an extensive
selection of reliable statistics and high quality interactive graphs
that help translate raw data into meaningful discoveries that solve
"Systat has put a tremendous effort into developing version
11," said Pete Raimondi, marine ecologist, University of California
at Santa Cruz. "I've compared many statistical software packages,
and the reason that I have stayed with SYSTAT over time is because
of its excellent combination of hardcore statistics, exploratory
graphics, and ease-of-use."
SYSTAT 11 introduces Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms,
new Quality Analysis features, new probability distributions with
associated probability calculations, new random sampling and fitting
distributions procedures, an enhanced regression suite and an improved
user interface with advanced interactive graphics features.
"I am enormously impressed by what Systat Software, Inc. has
accomplished in this new version. The documentation has been completely
revised and updated. The interface has been improved to make SYSTAT
faster and easier to use but no less powerful. Most importantly,
Systat Software, Inc. has added significant new statistical modules,"
said Leland Wilkinson, Ph.D., original creator of SYSTAT. "The
statistical sophistication of these new modules reflects on the
team of Ph.D. and M.S. statisticians guiding the future development
of SYSTAT and gives me confidence. I use SYSTAT every day for my
own research and I am upgrading to Version 11."
SYSTAT 11 Features:
New Monte Carlo Feature
SYSTAT 11 helps accomplish simulation tasks and Bayesian computations.
SYSTAT 11's new Monte Carlo module facilitates statistical simulation
exercises---direct random sampling from 33 standard univariate and
multivariate, discrete and continuous distributions; indirect sampling
by Rejection and Adaptive Rejection Sampling from not-so-standard
distributions; Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling from complex, indirectly
specified and intractable distributions such as those that arise
in typical Bayesian problems.
Streamlined User Interface & Faster Analysis Speed
SYSTAT 11 processes your analysis significantly faster than the
previous version. Improved organization and menu customization of
related functions streamlines standard statistical workflow processes
- making research analysis more efficient.
Improved Graph Customization & Data Visualization
SYSTAT 11's new Interactive Graph Editor provides users with improved
graphing customization and ease-of-use: allowing for more graph
elements to be customized with fewer key strokes, easier graph customization
without editing code or graph regeneration, better visualization
capability with easier control of zooming, rotating and moving of
graphs. In addition, SYSTAT 11 makes use of Microsoft's 24-bit true
color that enables display of over 16M possible colors for cleaner,
smoother on-screen graph display.
Enhanced Analysis Tools
SYSTAT 11 provides users with additional charts and tools for advanced
quality analysis, including Gauge R & R, Taguchi's On-Line SPC
and Signal-to-Noise Ratio Analysis of Taguchi designs. The new menu-driven
multivariate analyses enable users to complete Hotelling's T²,
MANOVA, and other tests for mean vectors, covariance and correlation
matrices quickly and efficiently.
SYSTAT 11 software is available for purchase at www.systat.com/store.
The software is also offered as an upgrade and a free fully-functional
demo version is available for download from the Systat website at:
About Systat Software, Inc.
Systat Software, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of award-winning
scientific software and services to the world's top companies, research
centers and universities. The company is headquartered in Point
Richmond, California, and has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany
and India. For more information, visit www.systat.com.
The family of Systat products include SYSTAT®,
a comprehensive statistical analysis package, SigmaPlot®,
technical graphing and presentation software, SigmaStat®,
step-by-step guided statistical analysis, PeakFit,
automated peak separation & analysis software, SigmaScan®,
powerful image analysis software, TableCurve 2D®
and TableCurve 3D®, automated curve and surface