You will find a couple of tools for statistical analysis of great value
as we progress through material in this class. I suspect you would not
really fancy performing a dscriminant function analysis on a few 1000
cases by hand :-).
You will need ...
Texteditor (one that can talk GREP). There are many available, including TextWrangler, jEdit, etc.
Options and installation instructions can be found in my blog.
Consider adopting Jupyter, it is a multimedia notebook that allows you
to integrate different components of one analysis in the same visual
context, data, notes, results, conclusions. The Jupyter notebook is
organized around a
collection of individual cells, each of which containing lain vanilla
python code that integrates with R, results of analyses, graphics, and