With the XLMiner Analysis ToolPak Add-on, you can perform statistical analyses of the same types available in the Analysis ToolPak in desktop Microsoft Excel. The Add-on provides all 19 interactive functions included in the Excel Analysis ToolPak, plus a 20th function often requested by users, logistic regression. The Add-on's Task Pane input fields and worksheet output will be very familiar to Excel Analysis ToolPak users. Results will generally match the Excel Analysis ToolPak, as seen in many textbooks, screen images and videos.
The 20 functions are:
- ANOVA: Single Factor
- ANOVA: Two-Factor with Replication
- ANOVA: Two-Factor without Replication
- Descriptive Statistics
- Exponential Smoothing
- F-Test Two-Sample for Variances
- Fourier Analysis
- Linear Regression
- Logistic Regression
- Moving Average
- Random Number Generation
- Rank and Percentile
- t-Test: Paired Two-Sample for Means
- t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Equal Variances
- t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances
- z-Test: Two-Sample for Means
The XLMiner Analysis ToolPak Add-on works entirely within your browser on your PC or other device, reading data you select in your Excel workbook, and writing statistical summaries and drawing charts that appear only in your workbook. Once the Add-on is downloaded into your browser, it doesn't communicate with other servers.
The Add-on's Random Number Generation function uses the well-known Mersenne Twister algorithm, also used in Excel's RAND built-in function; the Excel Analysis ToolPak uses an older random number generator algorithm.
Note that the worksheet functions provided by the "Analysis ToolPak - VBA" add-on for Excel are not available in Excel Online, or in this Add-on (it is not yet possible for Add-oins to create user-defined functions).