Free Open Source Statistical Package for Download
GNU PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a Free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few exceptions.
The most important of these exceptions are, that there are no “time bombs”; your copy of PSPP will not “expire” or deliberately stop working in the future. Neither are there any artificial limits on the number of cases or variables which you can use. There are no additional packages to purchase in order to get “advanced” functions; all functionality that PSPP currently supports is in the core package. PSPP can perform descriptive statistics, T-tests, anova, linear and logistic regression, cluster analysis, factor analysis, non-parametric tests and more. Its backend is designed to perform its analyses as fast as possible, regardless of the size of the input data. You can use PSPP with its graphical interface or the more traditional syntax commands
PSPP is particularly aimed at statisticians, social scientists and students requiring fast convenient analysis of sampled data.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services at MUHAS have for a long time existed in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics to provide technical assistance in data processing. In July 1998 the then Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) benefited from the voluntary service of an Irish computer software engineer.Read more: Background
Mandate of the Directorate
The Mandate of the Directorate of Information Communication and Technology is to harness and mainstream information and communication technologies into all the operational and management functions of the University and ensure that new developments in ICT are embraced and used to promote the vision and mission of the University.
- To use ICT to enhance the position of MUHAS as a centre of academic excellence in health.
- To ensure that the University has the right ICT services to run its management and administrative functions.
- To ensure that ICT services are readily available to users in the University with minimal downtime.
- To support academic activities and ensure the best ICT support of the teaching and learning environment.
- To handle all matters related to information and communication technology activities at the University.
Functions of the Directorate
In order to enable the DICT to become a well functioning directorate the following are the main activities:
- Development, management and maintenance of the state-of-the-art network infrastructure
- Provision of fast and reliable internet and e-mail access to the MUHAS community and other partners
- Enhancing ICT skills and applications among staff and students
- Introduction and management of information systems for different University functions and services.
Setting priorities, adequate funding, adequate and well trained personnel are prerequisites for achieving and realizing these functions.
To provide and apply effectively and efficiently quality ICT services towards realization of MUHAS vision and mission.
To be a centre of excellence in innovation and provision of quality ICT services.
- Customer centred