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    Can someone recommend a program

    I have a database in Excel of MLB games for the past 10 years. It's around 22,000 games. I am looking for a program that I can use to manipulate this data, filter/sort based on certain criteria, write formulas, plot graphs, calculate regression lines, etc. I want to be able to input a few pieces of data and have it spit out graphs, equations, and regression lines quickly.

    I know Excel can do most of this but some of the calculations take a long time. I was hoping there would be a faster, more math oriented program. Would Matlab be good? My friend thought a database oriented system like SQL would work. Are there any other suggestions?
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    Matlab would be fine although if you aren't firmilar with code it might be confusing. I would check out ms Access.

    Access is better for filtering, sorting etc and does have the capacity to plot graphs. Pretty easy to learn as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splash View Post
    I have a database in Excel of MLB games for the past 10 years. It's around 22,000 games. I am looking for a program that I can use to manipulate this data, filter/sort based on certain criteria, write formulas, plot graphs, calculate regression lines, etc. I want to be able to input a few pieces of data and have it spit out graphs, equations, and regression lines quickly.

    I know Excel can do most of this but some of the calculations take a long time. I was hoping there would be a faster, more math oriented program. Would Matlab be good? My friend thought a database oriented system like SQL would work. Are there any other suggestions?
    You had better be in education if you are contemplating using Matlab. If you are not entitled to student or educational licence it will set you back thousands of euros, bucks or pounds..

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