Welcome to the PAST! This program is designed as a follow-up to PALSTAT, an extensive package written by P.D. Ryan, D.A.T. Harper and J.S. Whalley (Ryan et al. 1995). It includes many of the functions which are commonly used in palaeontology and palaeoecology.
These days, a number of large and very good statistical systems exist, including SPSS, SAS and Excel. Why yet another statistics program?
Further explanations of many of the techniques implemented together with case histories are located in Harper (1999).
If you have questions, bug reports, suggestions for improvements or
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