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April 3, 2002

StatisticsJMP Statistical Discovery Software JMP IN, ver 4

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JMP Statistical Discovery Software, ver 4 (SAS Institute), CD-ROM, five manuals included, minimum system requirements: Mac OS 8.6, 9.x; Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000 with 32 MB memory and 40 MB free disk space for full installation, $895 (single user, professional, full version); $395 (discount price for academics, full version), ISBN 1-58025-631-7, ISBN 0-534-35966-3, Cary, NC, JMP, http://www.jmpdiscovery.com, 2001.


JMP IN ver 4, student version (SAS Institute), includes JMP Start Statistics: A Guide to Statistics and Data Analysis, by John Sall, Ann Lehman, and Lee Creighton, 2nd ed, 480 pp, paper, system requirements as above, $64.95, ISBN 0-534-35966-3, Cary, NC, JMP, http://www.jmpin.com, 2001.

JAMA. 2002;287(13):1733-1734. doi:10.1001/jama.287.13.1733-JBK0403-6-1

Good research is often as much about solid statistics as it is about other factors. Some believe that a significant P value can be extracted from almost any data set, while others claim that statistics should best be left to the biostatisticians and epidemiologists. However, those who wish to submit their data to statistical analyses, in real time, should give JMP serious consideration. Since most research labs have students on a temporary basis as their chief workforce, an ideal statistical package should have a steep learning curve, call for no programming skills, and require only basic statistical experience.

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