Re: [dev] How do you do statistics?

From: Pickfire <>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:24:44 +0800

Hi, I think python + numpy + pandas is nice too since R is mostly for
statistical usage and not a programming language.

Well, I am still finding ways to do statistics the suckless way.

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 01:08:41AM +0300, wrote:
>On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 08:09:41PM +0200, Antoni V. wrote:
>> Hi everyone from suckless.
>> I wanted to know how you perform basic (and not so basic) statistics.
>> There are programs like R, but they are generally too big and complex.
>> I'm aware of desc [1] but it's missing a lot of useful tools; plus appears to be unmaintained.
>> Is R the only option?
>I mostly use python + numpy + pandas. It arguably sucks less than
>R. matplotlib is too low-level, but until you need to plot your data
>everything is ok.
>For basic processing you may want to use SQLite. It can import CSV via
>.import, perform basic statistics and output CSV again. It is installed
>on almost every system and OpenBSD even has it in its CVS tree.
>If you just need to calculate the average, use awk.

Do what you like, like what you do.  -- Pickfire
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