Statwing, Modern Data Analysis Software
Every decision maker in the organization needs to be capable of analyzing data, but most tools require a lot of mundane and timeconsuming data cleaning. Statwing solves that problem and lets you focus on data analysis.
By Greg Laughlin, Jan 30, 2014
Statwing makes data exploration much more efficient by automating the basics. We think the least interesting part of data analysis is all the small, rote decisions, like whether a particular situation calls for a spearman correlation versus a pearson correlation. So we automate those basic data exploration decisions: you tell Statwing which variables to relate to each other, and we pick the right analyses. So in three clicks you'll see the results of the correct statistical analysis, a visualization, confidence intervals, effect sizes, and more.
That might not be sound too impressive, since you could already do those things yourself. But it's much easier to clean a 500variable dataset when you can click three times and get descriptive statistics and visualizations for every variable in a few seconds (including histograms with appropriately sized bins). Or when you can relate one variable to 40 others, with the appropriate statistical test run and the appropriate visualization for each of the 40 relationships (including crosstab heatmaps, binned scatterplots, and panelled histograms).
KDnuggets readers will mostly be interested in our advanced output, but we also have basic output for less sophisticated analysts, which translates the statistical findings into plain English sentences. Since Statwing is in the cloud, you can share your analyses with others and they'll be able to understand the results, even if they don't have statistical training.
The best way to understand Statwing is to try it out. I'd suggest our General Social Survey dataset, with ~40k observations and ~400 variables (link to blog post about dataset, direct link to dataset). Incidentally, we're currently holding a $1500 contest to see who can come up with the most interesting analyses of that dataset—contest ends at 11:59 PST on January 30th.
Statwing is has a 2week free trial. Pricing is $25/month for files up to 50mb, and $100/month for files up to 500mb (and we can do custom arrangements that go into the GBs).
Try it out, and if you have any feedback definitely let us know through our integrated chat box. Cheers!
Greg Laughlin is a Cofounder of Statwing.
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