EXTENSIBILITIES OF A JAVA-BASED STATISTICAL SYSTEM
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A statistical system needs to be able to work with other systems in a flexible way and be easily extensible, because no one statistical system can implement all the features required by a wide variety of users. Recently, new ways of extending statistical systems have been brought about by the rapid development of software technologies, including the Java language. In this paper, we propose the use of several Java language techniques for realizing extensions of Jasp, a Java-based statistical system, and demonstrate three practical features of these extensions. The first practical feature is demonstrated in the ability to handle extensible Markup Language (XML) documents, which are the standard format for data transmission on the WWW. The second practical feature is the use of the Component Object Model (COM) interface of Microsoft Windows for communication, e.g., with Microsoft Excel. The third practical feature is the sharing of program resources from other statistical software products, and to perform this task we have extended Jasp by using a translator to execute functions written in the XploRe language.
- Journal of the Japanese Society of Computational Statistics
Journal of the Japanese Society of Computational Statistics 15(2), 183-192, 2003-06-01
Japanese Society of Computational Statistics