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Title: Comparing Statistical Software Packages: The Case of the Logrank Test in StatXact
Authors: CALLAERT, Herman
Keywords: Education
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: American Statistical Association
Citation: The American Statistician, 57(3). p. 214-217
Abstract: This article can be read as a companion to an earlier article by R. A. Oster in which StatXact, LogXact, and Stata were examined. In most cases, comparing software packages on their main features, such as accuracy, user friendliness, and adequate documentation, is sufficient for giving the reader interesting and useful information. In some instances, however, one has to take a different perspective for discovering the mechanism behind discrepancies. An excellent software package, using accurate computations and ample documentation, may nevertheless not do what its menu implies. The case of the logrank test in StatXact is a good example, illustrating the need to always check procedures and formulas against labels and names.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/575
DOI: 10.1198/0003130031900
ISI #: 000184361200014
ISSN: 0003-1305
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2004
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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