Accession Number:

AD0734697

Title:

P-STAT - A User-Oriented Language, Implemented on the IBM 360, for Statistical Analysis and File Manipulation of Social Science Data

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jun 1965-31 Dec 1967

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ COMPUTER CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

P-STAT is a system of 285 Fortran IV programs that does statistical operations on files of data. It runs in a region size of 250K bytes on an IBM 360. Files are created, manipulated, saved between runs, retrieved, printed, etc., by P-STAT commands. Many files can be in use during one P-STAT run. A file is referred to by its name throughout a run. It can have thousands of rows and up to 450 columns. Missing data is permitted. Each row and column has an 8 character label. A free format selection and data modification language permits parts of files to be accessed and new variables to be created. Macros of P-STAT operation can be defined and then used repeatedly. The system performs many statistical operations, including factor analysis, regression, correlation, discriminant analysis, cross-tabulation, frequency distribution and analysis of variance.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE