updated 02:40 am EST, Tue February 1, 2005
Fathom for exploring data
Key Curriculum Press has released , an update to its education tool to help students visualize and explore data. Designed for students in grades 8 through college, Fathom can gather, explore, graph, analyze, and animate data sets. Version 2 adds over 30 one-minute movies to demo basic skills, new stat functions (five-number summaries, correlation matrices, simple/multiple regression models, etc.), access to U.S. census microdata for exploration/modeling, support for conversion/display in over 90 units, and improved graphicing with more one attribute per axis. Pricing is $40 (student/instructor), $120 (standard), or $500 (10-user pack).