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STATISTICAL SOFTWARE FOR EXACT ANALYSIS OF CATEGORICAL DATA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7619
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7619
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CYTEL SOFTWARE CORPORATION
CYTEL SOFTWARE CORPORATION 675 MASSACHUSETTS AVE CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: STATISTICAL SOFTWARE FOR EXACT ANALYSIS OF CATEGORICAL DATA
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $227,000.00
 

Abstract:

CYTEL SOFTWARE INTENDS TO PRODUCE AND MARKET A STATISTICAL SOFTWARE PACKAGE FOR EXACT NONPARAMETRIC INFERENCE ON A BROAD RANGE OF PROBLEMS COMMONLY ENCOUNTERED BY APPLIED STATISTICIANS. THE EMPHASIS IS ON PROVIDING A COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT, STRONG, AND PORTABLE SET OF TOOLS FOR PERFORMING EXACT INFERENCE WHENEVER LARGE SAMPLE ASSUMPTIONS JUSTIFYING CONVENTIONAL ASYMPTOTIC INFERENCE AREIN DOUBT. THIS HAPPENS OFTEN WITH CONTIGENCY TABLES THAT ARE CHARACTERIZED BY EMPTY CELLS OR CELLS WITH SMALL ENTRIESEXACT METHODS FOR ANALYZING THESE "SPARSE" CONTIGENCY TABLESWHILE PREFERRED, CANNOT BE APPLIED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT SOFTWARE IS NOT AN OVERSIGHT. FORMIDABLE TECHNICAL DIFFICULINCORPORATED INTO ANY OF THE COMMERCIAL STATISTICAL PACK- AGES. THIS GAP IN COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE SOFTWARE IS NOT AN OVERSIGHT. FORMIDABLE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ARE EN- COUNTERED WHEN ATTEMPTING TO PRODUCE SOFTWARE FOR EXACT INFERENCE. SEVERAL MAJOR INNOVATIONS IN THE THEORY OF STAT-ISTICAL COMPUTING HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED RECENTLY BY THE PRIN- CIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND CO-INVESTIGATOR. AS A RESULT, EXACT STATISTICAL INFERENCE IS NOW A PRACTICAL PROPOSITION FOR MOST IMPORTANT TYPES OF CONTINGENCY TABLE DATA. CYTEL SOFT WARE WILL INTEGRATE THESE INNOVATIONS INTO A STAND-ALONE STATISTICAL PACKAGE FOR MAINFRAME, MINI-, AND MICROCOMPUTERSTHE PACKAGE WILL INTERFACE IN A FRIENDLY WAY WITH POPULAR COMMERCIAL STATISTICAL PACKAGES SUCH AS SAS, BMDP, AND SPSS,WITH LOTUS 1-2-3, A POPULAR MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEET.

Principal Investigator:

Cyrus R. Mehta, Ph.d
6176616990

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cytel Software
137 Erie Street Cambridge, MA 02139

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No