A nice Portable statistical software: Past

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A nice Portable statistical software: Past

#1 Post by pierluigi.polese » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:45 am

PAST is a nice free, easy-to-use data analysis package aimed at paleontology but it includes common statistical, plotting and modelling functions. It is one file portable executable.
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Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice and launch the application by double-clicking on past.exe

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#2 Post by AlephX » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:05 am

Hi, Pierluigi Polese,

the application seems to be portable. It does not write settings anywhere.

It´s a quite complex and interesting application!
I often ask myself: "What have I to ask myself?"...

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#3 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:26 am

It does write something to the user profile folder:

When you exit PAST, a file called 'pastsetup'will be automatically placed in your personal folder (for example 'My Documents' in Windows 95/98), containing the last used file directories.
But that doesn't affect its portability, so I will be adding it to the database in a moment.

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