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Statistics Seminars: Stat-JR: eBooks, workflows and other software developments at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling

Presented by William Browne, Centre for Multilevel Modelling and Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol

8 February 2016 14:00 in CM221

Stat-JR is a new statistical software package recently developed by the multilevel modelling centre in Bristol in collaboration with colleagues in computer science in Southampton. In this talk we begin by putting the development of Stat-JR in context by describing some of the history of software development at the centre including the MLwiN package. We then describe how Stat-JR works before demonstrating its use in software comparison via its interoperability functionality.
We next describe the eBook interface to Stat-JR which combines statistical analysis with textual information in the form of a dynamic electronic book and has the potential to revolutionise the teaching and application of quantitative methods in the social sciences and beyond. We finish by mentioning current work on a workflow based interface to the software implemented using the blockly package and how it might be used to produce a statistical analysis assistant.

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