In our  March 19, 2011 posting, we set the tone of what we will be discussing by looking at the main data mining and statistical tools that have shaped  the process of strategic analytics generation. In this current article we will  give a general overview of the tools that have been successfully used by AroniSoft LLC in statistical consulting for profiling, segmenting or clustering. These are the main tools that may be used when computing with AronInvest†.



At outset, let us confirm our belief that AronInvest remains unique, in the sense that it is niched, has a proprietary model, and is truly suited for investors who want to select the promising stocks as easily and efficiently as possible. The tools shown in the table below have the limitations we underlined in our previous article when it comes to handling the specific problem.



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Product Developer Latest version Windows Mac OS Linux BSD

Unix Com- mercial Cost

Open source Software license Interface Segm- entation Discri-minant Analysis Data- Manip-ulation Data- Trans-formation
GenStat VSN International 12,  July-2008 Yes >$190 No Proprietary CLI/GUI + + + +
JMP SAS Institute October, 2010 Yes Yes Yes No No $1895 No Proprietary GUI/CLI + + + +
LimDep Econometric Software, Inc. May-11 Yes No No No No Begins at $595 No Proprietary CLI/GUI - + + +
Mathematica Wolfram Research 8.0.0, November 2010 Yes Yes Yes ? Yes $2,495 No Proprietary CLI/GUI + - + +
MATLAB The MathWorks Twice per year Yes Yes Yes No Yes Depends on many things. No Proprietary CLI/GUI
Minitab Minitab Inc. 18-May-10 Yes Terminated No No No $895–$1395 No Proprietary CLI/GUI + + + +
Partek Partek Jun-11 Yes No Yes No No No Proprietary GUI + + + +
R R Foundation April, 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free Yes GNU GPL CLI/GUI[6] + + + +
SAS SAS Institute Mar-11 Yes Terminated Yes No Yes ~$6000 per seat No Proprietary CLI/GUI + + + +
SPlus Insightful Inc. 2005 Yes No Yes No Yes $2399/year No Proprietary CLI + + + +
SPSS IBM 2007 Yes Yes Yes No No $1599 No Proprietary CLI/GUI + + + +
Stata StataCorp Jul-11 Yes Yes Yes No Yes $1,245 No Proprietary CLI/GUI + + + +
Statgraphics StatPoint October, 2009 Yes No No No No $695 – $1495 No Proprietary GUI + + + +
STATISTICA StatSoft November, 2010 Yes No No No No >$695 No Proprietary GUI + + + +
StatIt StatIt Yes No No No No >$395 No Proprietary GUI + + N/A N/A
StatPlus AnalystSoft 7-Jan-07 Yes Yes No No No $150[1][2] No Proprietary GUI - - + +
SYSTAT Systat Software Inc. 21-Feb-07 Yes No No No No $1,299 No Proprietary CLI/GUI + + + +
UNISTAT Unistat Ltd 15-Mar-05 Yes No No No No $895, $495, $300 No Proprietary GUI, Excel + + + +
XLSTAT Addinsoft Inc. Feb-11 Yes Yes No No No $395[2] No Proprietary Excel + + N/A









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