Royal Statistical Society
Statistical Computing Section

New Approaches to Software for Statistical Processing
Joint seminar of the RSS-SCS and the ASC

The seminar aims to explain and illustrate how advances in both data structures and technology are starting to impact on statistical computing in its many shapes and forms.

The day is divided into three modules. In the first introductory session we examine how metadata structures have impacted upon statistical processing and look at what can be achieved by adopting this technology. In the second, we'll be looking at how SPSS MR's Dimensions Data Model has been adopted within the commercial market research sector, and some of the challenges and benefits presented by it. Finally, in the third section, we'll be focussing in on dissemination of data and results, and on some of the software tools now available.

1) Introduction - process integration through formal structures

11:00am - 12:30pm

2) Using the SPSS MR Data Model

1:30pm - 3:00pm

3) Exchange and dissemination of data and results

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Questions and Answers

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Date & Time

Wednesday 21st January 2004, 11:00am to 5:30pm


Errol Street


Coffee will be available at 10:30am and a buffet lunch will be served.


The cost of attendance at the workshop is as follows:-

which includes refreshments and lunch.


Booking details (and form) are included in the December issue of RSS News and are also available as a PDF file here.


Phil Bowtell (+44 (0)1784 498374)
Andrew Westlake (+44 (0) 20 8374 4723)

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