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Re: hi, newbie coming

From: Laurent Valdes
Subject: Re: hi, newbie coming
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:01:04 +0200

Hi Ben,

I do some statistics, but I have a bachelor in CS, I can also write good C code.
I think I will focus on database integration, and on improving
statistical tests, for such things as regressions. In a second part, I
will write code for integration with PSPP and the graphical thing.

First of all, I will compile and run the whole thing from CVS.


PS: any MSN account or else ?

2007/10/15, Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>:
> "Laurent Valdes" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hi, I'm a statistician,
> > and I'm interested with implementing algorithms from SPSS.
> > I know GUI things too, but my main skill is statistics.
> One of the troubles we've had with adding statisticians to the
> project is that most of the work in adding a new statistical
> procedure to PSPP is not actually the work of writing statistical
> code.  In fact, a lot of it is fairly mindless programming tasks
> either for parsing user input or formatting user output.  We are
> working to reduce these burdens in the long term, but they are
> still something of a problem for many people.  We are willing to
> help to some extent, of course.
> Usually, I suggest that people who want to contribute to PSPP
> pick a statistical procedure that they would like to see
> implemented.  Is there one that you would like to work on?
> We have a few guidelines for contributors posted at:
> > Which is the GUI API for PSPP ?
> We are using Gtk.  One task that you could start work on
> immediately, if you are interested in it, is to create a dialog
> box for each of the transformations and statistical procedures
> that PSPP has implemented, using the Glade interface designer.
> We have made a start at this, but we are hoping to complete some
> more of them before making the first official release of PSPP
> with a dialog box.
> --
> Ben Pfaff

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