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Updated in RCE 6: Stat/Transfer 12

Stat/Transfer (by Circle Systems) provides fast, reliable, and convenient data transfer between popular software packages.  Stat/Transfer handles missing statistical data, value, and variable labels and more when moving from one file format to another.

Stat/Transfer 12 has added the following features:

  • Support for the following formats
    • Excel 2013
    • gretl
    • JMP Version 10
    • JMP Compressed Files
    • R Compressed Files
    • SPSS 21 gsav Compressed Files
    • Stata 13 (with strl support)
    • SAS...
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Updated in RCE 6: Chromium 31

Chromium is an open source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.   The browsers share the majority of the code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.   One of the goals is to provide a tabbed window manager, or shell for the web, via a minimalist user interface, as opposed to being a traditional browser application.

Chromium 31 was released on August 13, 2013.  ...

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Updated in RCE 6: Firefox 17

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.   Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.

Firefox 17 includes the following new features:

  • First revision of the Social API and support for Facebook Messenger....
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Updated in RCE 6: LibreOffice 3.4

LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, developed by the The Document Foundation. LibreOffice includes programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, maintain databases, and compose math formulae.

LibreOffice 3.4 includes changes in the following major areas:

  • Writer
  • Calc
  • Impress / Draw
  • Filters
  • GUI
  • Performance improvements
  • Code cleanups
  • Localization

There is an extensive description of new features and "most annoying bugs" in...

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Updated in RCE 6: Emacs 24

Emacs is a family of text editors that are extensible, customizable, self-documenting, and offer a real-time display editor.   GNU Emacs is an open source project under the Free Software Foundation with over 2,000 built-in commands and the ability to combine those commands into macros to automate work.

GNU Emacs 24 is the latest major version that includes the following new features:

  • A packaging system and interface (M-x list-packages) for downloading and installing extensions. A default package archive is hosted by GNU and maintained by the Emacs...
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Updated in RCE 6: Mathematica 9

Mathematica (by Wolfram) provides a base of algorithmic, knowledge, and interface capabilities.   Among the new features in Mathematica 9 are the following:

  • Next-Computation Suggestions Bar
  • Context-Sensitive Input Assistant
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Comprehensive Support for Random Processes
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Enhanced Graphs and Networks
  • Markov Chains and Queues
  • Survival Analysis
  • Integration with R
  • Time Series and Stochastic Differential Equations
  • Enhanced...
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Updated in RCE 6: Gauss 8.0

Gauss 8.0 (from Aptech Systems, Inc.) is a complete analysis environment suitable for performing quick calculations, complex analysis of millions of data points, or anything in between.

Gauss 8.0 includes the following new features:

  • Sparse matrix data type
  • GAUSS Profiler
  • Spares matrix and structure support in GAUSS Data Archives
  • Several new GDA functions
  • New functions for testing hypotheses about constrained models
  • New standard deviation functions
  • Support for adding structure to libraries
  • ...
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Updated in RCE 6: SAS 9.3

SAS 9.3 includes a broad array of new analytics, data management, environment, and reporting features.   An extensive list of features in each of these areas is provided here.

Below is the list of new analytics features in SAS 9.3:

  • SAS/STAT®:
    • Finite mixture models
    • Random effects for Bayesian models
    • Cox regression for sample survey...
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