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Statistical Computing in Environmental Science

Statistical and Numerical Computing

  1. Alfred Stein

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vas057.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Stein, A. 2013. Statistical Computing in Environmental Science . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.

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  1. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article describes statistical computing for the environment. A distinction is made in computing for modeling, statistical analyses, use of large packages, and use of the Internet. Modeling requires the use of basic programming routines; a standard statistical package is recommended for a statistical analysis; typically, geographical information system (GIS) packages and integrating programming environments are interesting large packages; and the Internet offers great opportunities for data and information sharing.


  • modeling;
  • statistical analysis;
  • large package;
  • internet