Discussing stats packages

Statistics, Anyone?

Oh yes, the ever popular search for the one stats package to bind them all … the one that will answer all your questions, and do so quickly, humbly, and prettily.
Ha. Gotcha.
There ain’t no such thing.
But: the discussion around Owen’s posting above is good and gives a snapshot of what’s around at the moment and what works (and not) for people.

Picasa

I discovered Picasa only recently.
Until now (confession time), I’d never used any photo-managing software; I just couldn’t be bothered.
But Picasa is nice. It’s very intuitive, does a lot automatically (i.e. doesn’t bother me too much), and has a good feature set without overwhelming me. I might yet get my pics organised.

This is a good question: When will Picassa go online?
It would make life a lot easier.