Best calculator for statistics?

08252018, 03:05 AM
(This post was last modified: 08252018 03:12 AM by Jlouis.)
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Best calculator for statistics?
What calculator do you think is best for use in statistics ? May be HP or not.
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08252018, 04:17 AM
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RE: Best calculator for statistics?
Best for what level class? what level work? The question is a bit broad IMO. :)
The HP 10bII+ has four statistical distributions and plenty of regression models. The HP 39g+ series has confidence intervals, etc. Namir Shammas has written great statistical packages for the HP 35S. Angel Martin has some great stats for the HP 41CL. What are you looking for? :) 

08252018, 07:17 AM
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Pretty much any modern graphing calculator still in production ought to be fine, e.g. HP Prime, TI Nspire CX, TI 84 plus CE, Casio PRIZM fxCG10/CG20 or fxCG50. They all have a good selection of statistical tests and graphical plot types. I quite the Casio fxCG50 for its chunky, easy to read keys and display.
The HP Prime (like its predecessors) supports userdefined regression functions although that might not be as useful as it sounds as the function cannot have any unknown coefficients. — Ian Abbott 

08252018, 09:22 PM
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(08252018 07:17 AM)ijabbott Wrote: The HP Prime (like its predecessors) supports userdefined regression functions although that might not be as useful as it sounds as the function cannot have any unknown coefficients. As far as I was able to determine, that's just there to let you graph an arbitrary function along with your stat plot. It's sort of a side effect of splitting function graphing and stats into two separate "apps". Casio's approach is to let you press the "DefG" soft key while viewing a stat plot and also configure/draw function graphs. TI avoids this entirely by having a single "Graph" button that displays all defined function graphs and stat plots at once. 

08262018, 04:18 AM
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(08252018 04:17 AM)Gene Wrote: Namir Shammas has written great statistical packages for the HP 35S. And it's free! Click here to go to the HP35s stat pac web page. 

08262018, 07:17 AM
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The WP 34S includes a decent amount of statistics.
Albeit only two variable plus a lot of distributions. Pauli 

08262018, 08:46 AM
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(08262018 04:18 AM)Namir Wrote:(08252018 04:17 AM)Gene Wrote: Namir Shammas has written great statistical packages for the HP 35S. Just one question: All of them can be placed into the memory same time or must to retype what we actually needed (because the limitation of 26 labels)?! Thanks, Csaba 

08262018, 11:25 AM
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(08252018 03:05 AM)Jlouis Wrote: What calculator do you think is best for use in statistics ? May be HP or not. If I had to choose one from HP I would take an HP95LX with builtin Lotus 123. Or one of it's successors. Non HP I would take my favorite calculator for everything, the Ti Voyage 200 (or a Ti 89). Either do the statistics in it's own spreadsheed (CellSheet they call it) or directly in the command line. 

08262018, 11:42 AM
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A modest endorsement for the HP21S STAT/MATH for basicintermediate statistics & probability. Still quite reasonable prices for a verygood to excellent working model on various web sites.
BEST! SlideRule 

08262018, 01:20 PM
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(08262018 11:42 AM)SlideRule Wrote: A modest endorsement for the HP21S STAT/MATH for basicintermediate statistics & probability. Still quite reasonable prices for a verygood to excellent working model on various web sites. The 20S and 21S are pretty cool models, and two of very few programmable algebraic models from HP, but I probably wouldn't use them for very dataheavy statistics. The 21S does have quite a few builtin distribution calculations (normal, student's, F, chisquare), so if that's a large percentage of what you need, it might be a good fit. But it doesn't do listbased statistics, and it only has linear regression built in (unless you program other models yourself, or manually transform data before entering). One of the neat features of the 20S and 21S is the builtin program library that lets you load a few prewritten programs into memory. The 21S, according to the manual, has one and twosample test stats, linear regression test stats, chisquare test stats, binomial probability, and TVM. The 10BII+ might also be worth considering, as it allows for a small amount of listbased data, and has more regression models, though it's lacking F and chisquare distributions, and obviously isn't programmable. 

08262018, 01:46 PM
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(08252018 04:17 AM)Gene Wrote: Best for what level class? what level work? The question is a bit broad IMO. :) Hi Gene, thanks for the reply, The question is broad, I know, but the intention is the more functions, the better. Unfortunately I don have the 41CL, but a CV with math/stat Pac and the and the Hp applied statistics I and II will give me many options. And, of course, using a 41 is an extra pleasure, with that wonderfull keys... I don't have the 10bII+, but I will have a look in the emulator and if I like it, I will consider buy one. As fan of pocket calculators, I prefer use one as using the excel. But the calculators will only be used for the preliminary work, as nowadays I will end up plotting the final work in excel and make a dashboard in power BI to send to my boss. Thanks again 

08262018, 01:50 PM
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(08252018 07:17 AM)ijabbott Wrote: Pretty much any modern graphing calculator still in production ought to be fine, e.g. HP Prime, TI Nspire CX, TI 84 plus CE, Casio PRIZM fxCG10/CG20 or fxCG50. They all have a good selection of statistical tests and graphical plot types. I quite the Casio fxCG50 for its chunky, easy to read keys and display. Thanks Ian I do have the Prizm cg10, a wonderful calculator, I will have a look. I don't have the real prime, but have the android emulator, may be an option, but I prefer a real keyboard. 

08262018, 01:55 PM
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(08262018 04:18 AM)Namir Wrote:(08252018 04:17 AM)Gene Wrote: Namir Shammas has written great statistical packages for the HP 35S. Fantastic Namir, a big THANK YOU for making it available and for free! I do have the 35S, will start playing with it tomorrow! Cheers 

08262018, 02:01 PM
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08262018, 02:01 PM
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(08262018 01:50 PM)Jlouis Wrote: Thanks Ian In that case, I don't think you'll need to look much further. The 9860 and Prizms let you store a ton of data, have about 10 regression models, 9 plot types (plus regression plots), and will calculate density, cumulative, and inverse of normal, student's t, chisquare, F, binomial, Poisson, geometric, and hypergeometric distributions. Plus the spreadsheet, while extremely basic, makes it pretty easy to import and export CSV files, and you can do 1/2variable stats, regressions, and plots directly within the spreadsheet, or import and export data as lists and matrices. If you need much more than all that, you may just have to stick with Excel. 

08262018, 02:02 PM
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(08262018 08:46 AM)Csaba Tizedes Wrote:(08262018 04:18 AM)Namir Wrote: And it's free! Click here to go to the HP35s stat pac web page. Each program needs to be loaded independently. 

08262018, 02:05 PM
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10bII+ is the most (powerful/capability) per money spent calc HP has ever made. Also, I made it so there's that...
TW Although I work for HP, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

08262018, 02:07 PM
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(08262018 11:25 AM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:(08252018 03:05 AM)Jlouis Wrote: What calculator do you think is best for use in statistics ? May be HP or not. Hi Maximillian, I do have a Voyage 200 (and a 89 titanium, but it's more usable as a paper weight), I didn't have considered it , thanks to remind me. One advantage of the Voyage 200 is the big screen and the easy connection to the PC, this is great! Thanks a lot. Cheers 

08262018, 02:20 PM
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(08262018 02:01 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:(08262018 01:50 PM)Jlouis Wrote: Thanks Ian Hi Dave, thanks! With that said, I will definitely use the Prizm. But I will allow myself to use the 41CV too, for just the pleasure of it! Cheers 

08262018, 02:23 PM
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(08262018 11:42 AM)SlideRule Wrote: A modest endorsement for the HP21S STAT/MATH for basicintermediate statistics & probability. Still quite reasonable prices for a verygood to excellent working model on various web sites. Hi SlideRule, thanks, the 21S is missing in my collection, so now I have a reason to grab one! Cheers 

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