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I'm looking for a low-learning curve, preferably free, OS X or *nix-based data analysis program similar to Origin.

Basically, I want better built-in graphical analysis than Matlab, and nicer graphing than Gnuplot, and I really hate Excel. What's your favorite graph program?
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From:garlikmongere
Date:April 10th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
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I happen to like matlab. Its got a lot of flexibility, if you know what you want. It doesn't have a lot of built in stuff unfortunately. Have you checked the user exchange on mathworks, to see if someone has already coded some matlab toolboxes that do some of the things you're looking for?
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From:avani
Date:April 11th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
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Thanks. Though R is heavy-handed for what I want right now, I'd been meaning to look at it. Right now I use Weka for most of my standard regressions and other number crunchy techniques, but its written in research-level Java...
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From:athena92595
Date:April 11th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Bleh. Everyone in Berkeley uses R.
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From:marvinalone
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
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Have you thought of SciPy together with PyLab/MatPlotLib? Maybe throw in IPython to make it a little less painful?
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From:istgut
Date:April 11th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
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seconded.

but only after you try excel 2007 ;)
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From:garlikmongere
Date:April 11th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I guess I missed something, but MatPlotLib seems to have the same visualization functions as Matlab. Is there another list of functions (other than the main page), that offers more information? Or examples somewhere explicitly for data exploration?
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From:athena92595
Date:April 11th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)

Totally unrelated but...

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