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Language peer sets for PSP:
United States
United States/1970
Designed 1970
1970s languages
Third generation
High Cold War
Genus Statistical
Specialised Languages
Data analysis
Data representation
Data analysis/1970
Data representation/1970
Statistical/United States
Data analysis/United States
Data representation/United States
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1970
Specialised Languages/us


Subsumption of several stats systems 

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Country: United States
Designed 1970
Genus: Statistical
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

for Package of Statistical Programs

W. J. Kennedy, Statistical Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

includes many susbsytems, all named for animals:

  • GAVIAL - algorithms for analysis of variance and covariance of incomplete block and lattice designs;
  • HELARCTOS- a multiple linear regression program
  • MOUFLON - a linear regression model building system
  • ELAFOS - frequency table and chi-square analysis
  • APTERYX - factor analysis
  • TARSIER - nonlinear regression (Hartley algorithm)
  • AARDVARK - analysis of variance

Related languages
AARDVARK PSP   Incorporated into

  • Schucany, W. R.; Minton, Paul D.; Shannon, Stanley (1972) Schucany, W. R.; Minton, Paul D.; Shannon, Stanley B. "A Survey of Statistical Packages" Extract: PSP
          in [ACM] (1972) [ACM] ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 4(2) June 1972
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