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Wolfram Statistics Course Assistant App Comes to iOS

May 26, 2011 —
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Today we released the new Wolfram Statistics Course Assistant App for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. If you are a student of introductory statistics, the probability that you’ll love the all-new Wolfram Statistics Course Assistant is pretty high! The app will help you better understand concepts such as mean, median, mode, standard deviation, probabilities, data points, random integers, random real numbers, and more.

Wolfram Statistics Course Assistant for iPad

Learning about the normal or binomial distribution? This app will show you the probability density function as well as the cumulative density function and other information.


Heads or tails? The Statistics Course Assistant will teach you about the probability of coin flips. Find out general probabilities of flipping five coins as well as the probability of getting two heads if you flip five times.


Type in “(2, 5), (12, 17), (24, 26), (42, 44)” to find the regression line along with least-squares best fit, a plot of least-squares best fit, and a plot of residuals. This app will find the best fit for your data whether it is linear, quadratic, cubic, or even logarithmic.


This app is just one more in a series of planned Wolfram Course Assistant Apps that aim to help you grasp core concepts and gain a competitive edge in the classroom. We’re looking forward to sharing more new course apps with you soon. Do you need a tailored app to help guide you through other courses? Share your suggestions below. We just might build it!


Hi, an algebraic manipulator would be useful, something to check when dealing with complex algebraic expressions.

Posted by Simon H May 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

    It is supposed to be there already. If you input an algebraic problem you get the result. In the result pod should be a red link ‘Show Steps’. When you click on that it should show the steps.
    If it doesn’t then report it using nthe ‘Feedback facility at bthe bottom of the output.

    Posted by Brian Gilbert May 27, 2011 at 2:55 am

I’m thrilled about the stats app, but can’t use it since I’m on Android. Are Android versions in development?

Posted by Dan May 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

How to print the plots created?(from iPad)

Posted by G. Bergeles May 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Any plans for a Course Assistant for any branch of Physics?

Posted by Crux Australis May 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Or computer science/engineering? 🙂

Posted by Crux Australis May 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

What is it about this app, that would make me want to buy it if I already have the wolfram alpha app? It really looks nice and I’d like to buy it, but
I don’t feel I have a reason to, yet 🙂

Posted by Sophie May 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

How about an economics course app? Wolfram|Alpha already has most of the data, all you need is to do a scatter plot. It would be cool to link the econ data with world events.

Posted by Samuel Chen May 26, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Any plans to care about us Android users?

Posted by Christopher May 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

A W|A app similar to the chemistry app for Biochemistry, including metabolism and other reactions for prokaryotes, plants, and eukaryotes would be great! Maybe even some integration with genomes and/or metabolic engineering (flux balance, and so forth)

Posted by Ryan Richt May 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Hi, this application is very useful, as all others made by you. But you can create a civil engineering application?


Posted by Nestor K May 30, 2011 at 6:32 am

When do you release the application for Physics I ?

Posted by Nestor K May 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

Does this app do anything additional to what the Wolfram Alpha App ? Why should I buy it if I already have the original app?

Posted by Kamil Altintasoglu April 19, 2012 at 1:23 am