Amstat News: Dec 2014 and Jan 2015

While going through the Dec 2014 and Jan 2015 issues of the AMSTATNEWS magazine, I found the following news worth-sharing:

  1. Release of Minitab Express software for PCs and Mac! 30-day free trial available at;
  2.  The workshop report Training Students to Extract Value from Big Data from the National Research Council’s Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics (CATS) is available for free download at More online Videos and presentations from the workshop are available at http://bit. ly/1qEdLj2.
  3. Release of SPM (Salford Predictive Modeler) Ultra software, a highly accurate and ultra-fast analytics and data-mining platform for creating predictive, descriptive, and analytical models from databases of any size, complexity, or organisation. Free Trial version can be downloaded at
  4. The ASA’s popular web-based Learning Program Learn Stat on Demand is now available. Details can be found at
  5. Reminder about the ASA Accreditation Program (PStat: Professional Statistician; GStat: Graduate Statistician) offered to the ASA members. GStat is an entry-level of accreditation (application is FREE!), preparatory for PStat accreditation. Details at
  6. The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) recently made the 2013 integrated and harmonized data based on 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) public use data available for free ( Other data-sets are archived (freely available) at
  7. Interesting (statistical) websites such as,
  8. Additional info on Summer internships 2015:
  9. The updated ASA Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science (PDF available at
  10. Wiley online Statistical reference (details at