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Eberle, W.; Toutenburg, Helge (1999): Handling of missing values in statistical software packages for windows. Collaborative Research Center 386, Discussion Paper 170




The problem of estimating parameters of distributions by an incomplete data set is theoretically considered, but in practice the implementation of the developed methods in commercial statistical software packages varies from program to program. None of the examined software offers all possible methods. In some programs the user has no choice concerning the use of a method, or no methods at all are available. However, the most popular programs have not always the largest variety of methods. Hence some work is still waiting for the producer of statistical software.