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Getting started with Statistica, Tutorials, Popular Videos!

No need to feel lost getting started with STATISTICA! We’ve got you covered with our popular videos on text mining, data mining, and all things analytic.


Video Tutorials

Introductory Overview

Welcome to STATISTICA, where every analysis you will ever need is at your fingertips. Used around the world in at least 30 countries, StatSoft’s STATISTICA line of software has gained unprecedented recognition by users and reviewers. In addition to both basic and advanced statistics, STATISTICA products offer specialized tools for analyzing neural networks, determining sample size, designing experiments, creating real-time quality control charts, reporting via the Web, and much more . . . the possibilities are endless.

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Use the Analysis Toolbar
In this demonstration, see the benefits of convenient multi-tasking functionality in STATISTICA. Run multiple copies of STATISTICA at the same time, run multiple analyses of the same or different kinds, run analyses on the same or different data files, or do all three.
Save and Retrieve Projects
STATISTICA Projects provide the means to save your work and return to it later. A project is a “snapshot” of STATISTICA at the time it was saved: input data, results including graphs, spreadsheets, workbooks and reports, and data miner workspaces. This tutorial explains how projects are used.
Use Variable Bundles
With the Variable Bundles Manager, you can easily create bundles of variables in order to organize large sets of variables and to facilitate the repeated selection of the same set of variables. By creating bundles, you can quickly and easily locate a subset of data in a large data file.
Perform By Group Analysis
With STATISTICA, you can generate output for each unique level of a By variable or unique combination of multiple By variables at the individual results level. This makes it very easy to compare results of an analysis across different groups.
Select Subsets of Cases
In this demonstration, see the extremely flexible facilities for case selection provided in STATISTICA. You can specify cases in two different ways, either temporarily, only for the duration of a single analysis, or more permanently for all subsequent analyses using the current spreadsheet.
Data Filtering/Cleaning
Data Cleaning is an important first step in Data Mining and general analysis projects.  This tutorial illustrates several of the data cleaning tools of STATISTICA.
Use Spreadsheet Formulas
Variables in STATISTICA Spreadsheets can be defined by formulas that support a wide selection of mathematical, logical, and statistical functions. Furthermore, STATISTICA provides the option to automatically or manually recalculate all spreadsheet functions as the data change. In this demonstration, see how STATISTICA’s “type ahead” feature recognizes functions and prompts for the necessary parameters.
Select Output
What is your preference for showing the results of your analyses? See how the various output options in STATISTICA let you work the way you want. View your results in individual windows, store output in a convenient workbook, or annotate results in a presentation-quality report. The Output Manager gives you complete control and remembers your preferences.
> Microsoft Office Integration
STATISTICA is fully integrated with Microsoft Office products. This demonstration shows how to output STATISTICA results to Microsoft Word and open a Microsoft Excel document in STATISTICA. 
Workbook Multi-item Display
STATISTICA multi-item display enables you to quickly view and edit all documents within a workbook. This video demonstrates how to view multi-item displays, print and save multi-item displays as PDF files, and customize STATISTICA documents within the multi-item display grid.
Reports In PDF Format
With STATISTICA, you can easily create reports in Acrobat (PDF) format for all STATISTICA document types. This powerful feature enables you to share documents with colleagues who have a PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. This video demonstrates how to save and print all STATISTICA document types as PDF files.
Categories of Graphs
In addition to the specialized statistical graphs that are available through all results dialog boxes in STATISTICA, there are two general types of graphs in STATISTICA. In this demonstration, these two graph types are explored: Graphs of Input Data, which visualize or summarize raw values from input data spreadsheets, and Graphs of Block Data, which visualize arbitrarily selected blocks of values, regardless of their source.
Auto-Update Graphs
The dynamic features to automatically update graphs facilitate the visual exploration of data. STATISTICA Graphs are dynamically linked to the data. Thus, when the data change, the graphs automatically update. This video demonstration explores how this functionality can be used for data correction and how to glean important patterns visually from the data, as well as how to create custom graph templates.
Create Random Sub-Samples
During exploratory analysis of very large data sets, it may be best to perform a variety of preliminary analyses using a subset of data. When all the data cases are equally important and a smaller but fully representative subset of the data is sufficient, it is beneficial to use STATISTICA’s options for creating new data files containing random subsets of data contained in the parent files. See how a random subset is created from a file containing 100,000 data cases.
Use Microscrolls
In this demonstration, see how microscrolls, a flexible interface with full mouse and keyboard support, aid interactive input of numerical values in STATISTICA. Microscrolls are available in every dialog with numerical input options, and greatly increase the speed and efficiency of the user interface.
ActiveX Controls
With STATISTICA, you can embed Active X controls into graphs. Active X controls provide the capability to create a custom user interface. This video demonstrates the use of a slider control and how it can be used to create a highly interactive graph.
This demonstration shows how browser windows in STATISTICA are useful for viewing STATISTICA Enterprise Server reports, as well as viewing custom-made web interfaces that seamlessly interact with STATISTICA.

Remember – You simply cannot go wrong with the world-famous ‘Electronic Statistics Handbook’ at your side!

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The only Internet Resource about Statistics Recommended by Encyclopedia Britannica

StatSoft has freely provided the Electronic Statistics Textbook as a public service for more than 17 years now.

This Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics, credit scoring, forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others.

The Electronic Textbook begins with an overview of the relevant elementary (pivotal) concepts and continues with a more in depth exploration of specific areas of statistics, organized by “modules” and accessible by buttons, representing classes of analytic techniques. A glossary of statistical terms and a list of references for further study are included.

Proper citation
(Electronic Version): StatSoft, Inc. (2012). Electronic Statistics Textbook. Tulsa, OK: StatSoft. WEB:
(Printed Version): Hill, T. & Lewicki, P. (2007). STATISTICS: Methods and Applications. StatSoft, Tulsa, OK.



Overview of Elementary Concepts in Statistics. In this introduction, we will briefly discuss those elementary statistical concepts that provide the necessary foundations for more specialized expertise in any area of statistical data analysis. The selected topics illustrate the basic assumptions of most statistical methods and/or have been demonstrated in research to be necessary components of one’s general understanding of the “quantitative nature” of reality (Nisbett, et al., 1987). Because of space limitations, we will focus mostly on the functional aspects of the concepts discussed and the presentation will be very short. Further information on each of those concepts can be found in the Introductory Overview and Examples sections of this manual and in statistical textbooks. Recommended introductory textbooks are: Kachigan (1986), and Runyon and Haber (1976); for a more advanced discussion of elementary theory and assumptions of statistics, see the classic books by Hays (1988), and Kendall and Stuart (1979).

Getting Started – Navigating Analysis Dialogs

STATISTICA Knowledge Base – FAQ

 STATISTICA Knowledge Base / FAQ

statistica knowledge base blue man find questions answers faq The STATISTICA Knowledge Base provides summary information on the most commonly used conventions, features, and facilities in STATISTICA.

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Additional information


Additional information and step-by-step examples are available in our extensive Help files, the STATISTICA Electronic Manual. Remember, when using STATISTICA, you can press the F1 key at any time to access context-sensitive help.


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