The SOFA Statistics project could go in a number of different directions. Ideally, it would:
- Add more chart types and more flexibility for graphical customisation
(without compromising the SOFA goals of beautiful output and ease-of-use)
- Add a comprehensive array of the most important statistical tests
(without compromising the ease-of-use and learn-as-you-go goals)
- Make it much easier to automate reporting
- Make publishing reports to the web, and office formats, seamless and simple.
I only have limited time to develop SOFA at the moment, so I have to choose the top priorities. Here is what I think I should do:
- Make it easy to export data so it’s ready for charting using spreadsheet charting tools
- Provide brief documentation on how to use advanced tools like Matplotlib
- Statistical Tests
- Make it really easy to export data from SOFA ready for analysis in R
- Report automation
- Provide documentation so people can automate SOFA themselves using Python
- Add a plug-in for exporting to a document format
I should also solve the remaining bugs preventing Mac users from being able to export output as images. What do people think about this direction? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.