Promoting SOFA Statistics in the mainstream – any ideas?

Linux Journal review of SOFA Statistics

Linux Journal review of SOFA Statistics

Version 1.0 of SOFA Statistics is about to be released. This is a big opportunity to introduce SOFA Statistics to a much wider audience.

SOFA Statistics is already receiving positive attention in the open source and Linux community. Linux Journal, for example, recently reviewed SOFA Statistics and ended the piece with “My hope is that this program becomes an adopted industry standard of sorts, mentioned in everyday conversation by organization workers the world over …” (Linux Journal Jan 2011, Issue 201, pp.40-41). This is fantastic support for the project, and SOFA was also fortunate enough to get on the cover of the Ubuntu magazine, Full Circle Magazine:

SOFA Statistics in Full Circle Magazine

SOFA Statistics in Full Circle Magazine

The challenge is to get into the wider IT press and beyond so that people looking for a stats/reporting package automatically include SOFA Statistics as one of their options.

Do you have any suggestions? We welcome comments on this topic. A version 1.0 release is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. You can either post a message or email me at grant@sofastatistics.com

2 Responses to “Promoting SOFA Statistics in the mainstream – any ideas?”

  1. RKO says:

    Introduce it to social sciences and humanities majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. Three to five years later, they will be introducing the software to the organizations where they work.

  2. True – that was how I got started with the proprietary statistics package I used for many years. I asked around the Sociology Department and used what everyone else there was using. And that is what I started using in the workforce.