July 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 13)
Strong Points: Large number of calculators
Weak Points: No educational background provided
Statistical analyses are crucial to the interpretation of scientific data. The StatsMate app provides a number of statistical calculators to facilitate data analysis and to serve as an interactive means to explore basic principles of statistics. The user guide outlines the capabilities of the app and explains how to navigate each of the sections of the app. The user guide does not provide any background or educational material related to the various statistical analyses, though, so one must already be somewhat familiar with basic statistical concepts. The app contains 17 probability distribution calculators and nine hypothesis testing calculators, in addition to its data analysis features (including basic data analysis, linear regression, one-way ANOVAs, and randomized block design). Datasets created within the app can be exported as a PDF file, an Excel spreadsheet, a text file, or a CSV file.