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Mathematical, Statistical and Other products


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Products
- Fitting a smooth curve to data (moving average,
XLStatistics running median, grouped data, LOWESS)
XLstatistics is a set of Microsoft Excel (ver 5+) workbooks - Non-linear regression
for statistical analysis of data designed to replace and - Standard multiple regression analyses:
enhance the tools provided with Excels Data Analysis - Quick one- and two-variable summaries of data
Toolbox addin. The workbooks are designed around the idea - Many assumption-checking tests
that the analysis of data depends to a large extent on the - Easy analysis for model comparison
number and type of variables involved. - Many analyses appropriate for Econometrics,
Very easy to use. To analyze data simply identify the such as Serial correlation correction, etc
type of variables - there is a corresponding - Analysis for 2x2 tables
XLStatistics workbook that contains the appropriate http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/XLStatistics
analyses. Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $30 Australian
Good for fast exploratory work. Variable selection is
easy and all calculations and charts are updated Practical Statistics
automatically; dirty data with blanks and/or This is a 250 page ebook designed for a short course in data
comments is handled
analysis (I use it for a one-day workshop called Statistics In
Unlimited (up to what Excel allows) number of cases A Day). The examples can be easily tailored to the needs and
On-line help interests of different users. It comprises
Easy data entry - copy or link to your data to the A step-by-step guide to data analysis
analysis workbook. Hands-on exercises and demonstrations. Useful
Not an add-in, so all working is visible. And makes demonstration workbooks are provided
no permanent changes to your system, including Ideas explained in simple terms without technical
Excel. details and formulas
Contains all the standard analyses plus many useful Many examples illustrating the various types of
not-so-common analyses like analyses appropriate for different types of data.
- Analyses using only summary data Many different versions available for various
- Analyses to select sample sizes
applications, and examples can be easily tailored to
- Various nonparametric tests
meet the needs of other groups
- Cumulative probability plots
XLStatistics is required.
- Scatterplots with axes swapped
http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/PracticalStatistics
- Regression for straight lines with a possible
Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $20 Australian
break-point
Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $10 Australian
Introduction to Probability and
Statistics using Excel and XLGradebook
A standard Microsoft Excel workbook that has a few very
XLStatistics useful macros added in that make Excel into a great tool for
This textbook is a self-contained introduction to the ideas organizing and processing your students grades. Features
of probability and statistical inference and provides the include
details skipped in Statistics In A Day. It forms what
Fool-proof sorting
would traditionally be taught in a standard introductory
course in statistics. About 250 pages. Incremental search and entering of results
Descriptive techniques, graphs, numerical Easy and versatile rescaling tools
summaries Quick summaries. And select subgroups of students
Estimation, Hypothesis testing for comparison
Regression http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/XLGradebook
Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $10 Australian
More advanced topics
An Applications-driven approach is used -
applications are used to motivate and introduce
XLGenetics
A workbook for illustrating various concepts in genetics.
key ideas. Solutions to these are self-contained
Genetic drift in populations under various conditions
with topics that contain all the necessary details
Many interactive demonstrations of key ideas and Test for Hardy-Weinburg equilibrium
concepts (implemented using Excel) http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/XLGenetics
Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $10 Australian
A programmed identify-the-variables approach is
used to cover the case-by-case analyses
Tables and formulas are provided, but are downplayed
XLStatistics is required Requirements for all products
http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/PSXL PC or Mac running Microsoft Excel 5+ & Word 6+
Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $20 Australian

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This is a set of workbooks for Microsoft Excel (ver 5+) for Site licenses for commercial use and
mathematical computations.
One workbook is designed for graphing work and has
Bulk Discounts are available
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many various types of graphs
There are workbooks for showing aspects of calculus -
computing limits, computing and graphing derivatives The Author
and/or tangent lines, evaluating integrals using Dr. Rodney Carr is a senior lecturer at Deakin University,
various techniques in the Deakin Business School. His specialty is
Linear algebra. There is a workbook that implements mathematics and statistics. He has had many years
Gauss-Jordan elimination, allowing step-by-step views experience teaching mathematics and statistics to
Easy formula entry - no \need to refer to cell students from many backgrounds. Rodney also has had
references many years of consulting experience and regularly runs
http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/XLMathematics workshops on Data Analysis and Spreadsheet Design for
Price: Free for noncommercial use, otherwise $10 Australian many different groups, nationally and internationally. He
is the author of a number of texts and software packages,
Mathematics - an Applications mainly for Mathematics and Statistics. He holds a PhD in
mathematics from the US, where he taught for a number
Oriented Approach of years before returning to Australia.
This is a textbook containing the material for a full-year
introductory course in Mathematics. 850 pages. It covers: Rodney Carr
Review of basic material (variables, algebra, 14 McGhie Road, Allansford, VIC 3277, AUSTRALIA
geometry, functions, etc) Work: Deakin University Warrnambool
Linear Algebra: systems of linear equations, matrices Warrnambool VIC 3280
AUSTRALIA
Calculus: limits, differentiation, integration, Phone: (03) 5563 3458 Fax: (03) 5563 3320
sequences and series email: rodneyc@deakin.edu.au
The text is Applications driven and Interactive: web: http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc
The backbone of the book is a series of carefully-
chosen applications that are designed to motivate and
introduce key ideas
Solutions to each application are self-contained (and
placed in an icon for easy access)
Each application is followed by a linked topic that
contains all the details with extra examples, key
definitions and facts, drill-type exercises and real
world problems that can be used for assignments, etc.
The XLMathematics set of workbooks is required
http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc/MAO
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All free for noncommercial purposes
XLStatistics - Statistical analysis
$30AUD
workbooks for MS Excel *

Practical Statistics $20AUD

Introduction to Probability and Statistics


$20AUD
using Excel and XLStatistics *

XLMathematics * $10AUD

Mathematics - An Applications Oriented


$30AUD
Approach *

XLGradebook $10AUD

XLGenetics $10AUD

Other

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Site licenses. Site licenses are available for the products marked *, as follows:
1) 1 to 10 copies. Individual copies must be purchased at the prices listed above.
2) 30-copy licence. This allows up to 30 copies to be installed on separate machines or accessible simultaneously from a network
at a single institution. Cost: same as cost for 10 individual copies.
3) 200-copy license. This allows up to 200 copies to be installed on separate machines or accessible simultaneously from a network
at a single institution. Cost: same as cost for 30 individual copies.
4) Unlimited license. This allows an unlimited number of copies to be installed on separate machines or accessible simultaneously
from a network at a single institution. Employees of the institution are permitted to install and use the product at home. At
universities, this also allows students to install and use the product on their own computers provided it is only used for
educational purposes while they are students at the institution. Cost: same as cost for 100 individual copies.
Example: A 30-copy site license of XLStatistics (for a single computer lab, for example) costs the same as only 10 copies ($AUD300).
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email: rodneyc@deakin.edu.au, Phone: +61 3 5563 3458, Mobile: 0417 307 692, web: http://www.deakin.edu.au/~rodneyc