Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 392 Post(s)
RE: America's 50/50 stance
Folks interesting in teh nuts-n-bolts of resampling statistics, the most common paradigm of polling methodologies, here's a commercial site and workshop.
Have you thought about getting acquainted with R?
R, the open source cousin of the powerful S-PLUS statistics package and
earlier S language, is growing rapidly in popularity. To quote from the
main R web site (http://www.r-project.org/), R is a "fully planned and
coherent system, rather than an incremental accretion of very specific and
inflexible tools, as is frequently the case with other data analysis
software." R is freely available at no charge.
Starting November 12, statistics.com will offer a 3-week "Introduction to
R" course online at statistics.com. It will cover downloading and
installing R, data handling, drawing samples, the bootstrap, looping,
downloading and using R libraries from other sources, building your own
functions, more. As with all statistics.com courses, there are no set
times when you must be online, and you get regular access to a leading
expert via a private discussion board. If you have the time, you can go
for deep and intensive engagement. If casual lurking is more your style,
you can do that too.
The instructor is Dr. Phillip Good, author of "Introduction to Statistics
via Resampling Methods and R," (forthcoming from Wiley in 2005), and
numerous other statistics texts.
Registration and details: