Arcus QuickstatBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.159 (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:159
- Nick Freemantle, senior research fellow
- Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York
Iain Buchan Research Solutions, £249 ISBN 0582 945 65 8
Once the preserve of statisticians, who typed incomprehensible command lines to a blank computer screen, statistics in medicine is increasingly open to mere mortals. This is partly because of the availability of personal computers packing more punch than the NASA mainframes that put the first men on the moon but mostly because of the development of accessible and intuitive statistical packages like Arcus Quickstat.
Arcus Quickstat was developed with the user in mind. The standard worksheet is compatible with Microsoft Excel and will accept data pasted from other Windows applications (my first analysis was conducted on data pasted into the worksheet from a Word 7 table). There is a …