Statistics Open For All

SOFA - Statistics Open For All
The user-friendly, open-source statistics,
analysis, and reporting package

Installation steps before installing from deb

Fresh Installation

Open your terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type in the following commands. Hit the Enter key after each line.

Tip - you can paste into the terminal with Ctrl-Shift-v. The longer lines can be hard to type in manually without mistakes e.g. -O is not the same as -0. One works - the other doesn't.

  • wget
  • sudo apt-key add uqvislab-pubkey.asc
  • sudo apt-get update
  • And, according to Ubuntu version:
    • for JAUNTY, type or paste in:
      sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/uqvislab.list
    • for KARMIC:
      sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/uqvislab.list
    • for LUCID:
      sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/uqvislab.list
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install python-webkitwx
  • sudo apt-get upgrade (Note: this line is upgrade not update)
  • Then install the SOFA deb

Upgrade of Existing SOFA Statistics Installation

Follow a couple of simple steps here:

What to do if an older version broke another package e.g. PgAdmin3

Previously, a special version of wxPython was needed so you could use a special version of wxWebKit. Unfortunately, that library conflicted with some other wxPython applications like pgAdmin3. This problem has now been solved and wxwebkit uses the standard wxPython libraries. If you have legacy problems though, please see If installing SOFA Statistics has broken another application (PDF 165Kb)