# Statistical software should remove *** notation for statistical significance

Now that the emotional storm following the American Statistical Association’s statement on p-values is slowing down (is it? was there even a storm outside of the statistics area?), let’s think about a practical issue. One that greatly influences data analysis in most fields: statistical software. Statistical software influences which methods are used and how they are reported. Software companies thus affect entire disciplines and how they progress and communicate. Star notation for p-value thresholds in statistical software No matter whether your field uses SAS, SPSS (now IBM), STATA, or another statistical software package, you’re likely to have seen the star … Continue reading Statistical software should remove *** notation for statistical significance