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>Just a silly question, has anyone tried, or do any exist, statistical

>packages with VB5. All I need do are simple things like sample

>standard deviation, population means, variances, and the like..

>Thanks.. Henry

>remove the SPAM from my email address.. Thanks

You've got a number of possibilities: First, get a book of numeric

algorithms in Basic and adapt those (inexpensive and relatively easy,

but takes time); Second, find a book (I used to have one years ago)

that explicitly shows you fast computational routines for common

statistical functions (often the computational code looks nothing like

the statistical formula). Again, inexpensive and easy. Third, if you

have a bit more money, buy a stats package (e.g. Statistica

http://www.statsoft.com) that has a programming interface to VB via

standard dlls. This may give you rather more power than you need

however, and will probably take longer to get working. Also of little

use if you want to distribute your application. Hope this helps.

Tony

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