The importance of standardized interfaces for portable statistical software

  • N. Victor
  • M. Sund
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 57)


We discuss portability aspects of statistical software, this topic being the main issue of a project sponsored by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany. From considerations relating mainly to the two most prominent forms of existing software — the subprogram library and the program package or system — we infer the structure of a flexible and more portable software product which incorporates the respective advantages of the two forms. We emphasize the use of standardized interfaces to link the various elements of the structure described and delineate one data interface which is to serve as the link between data handling and statistical algorithms.


Statistical Algorithm Data Manipulation Standardize Interface Physical Interface Data Interface 
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