Thomas Nelson wrote:

Sorry if this is a FAQ, but I couldn't find a good summary through

google. What kinds of statistical analysis tools exist in python?

The third hit for "python statistics" is a good overview of what's available:

http://www.astro.cornell.edu/staff/loredo/statpy/
I

really just need t-tests, chi-squared test, and other such tests of

statistical significance. A few things point to numpy and scipy, but I

was surprised to find the documentation for numpy is not freely

available,

So? The web page does give an overview of what numpy has, and the sample

chapters go into more depth.

and I thought it would be wise to ask here before I download

it and start hunting through the source code for what I want. Is numpy

the best option for my simple needs?

numpy tries to be an array package, not a stats package and thus has nothing for

statistical tests. However, scipy has plenty of stats functionality going well

beyond what you've specify.

--

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma

that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had

an underlying truth."

-- Umberto Eco