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    Best Programs for Quantitative Analysis

    Hi all,

    I'm researching masters programs to apply to this fall, and wanted to get some input from the community here. I have a background in math and economics, and I'm most interested quantitative methods to analyze urban issues. What are the best programs that have a more quantitative approach?

    Thanks!

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    Are you talking computer programs?

    If so, I would use the ones your professor uses. You need to have a fundamental understanding of how stats work for any software to be effective.

    There are a lot of programs out there, even Excel will do in a pinch.
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    I used SPSS in my program. It's a great statistics program. Otherwise I see a lot of people generate scenarios using GIS.
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    Hmmmm

    I always thought the Ohio State University was big on numbers.....oh and U. of Washington........
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    Oh no, by programs I didn't mean software programs, but which schools have the strongest focus in that area.

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