OOXML vote and corruption: a statistical analysis

Cristian Rigamonti rigamonti at fsfeurope.org
Sun Oct 7 20:40:17 UTC 2007

Here's something interesting if you are into Free Software and Statistics (and
OOXML of course :)

Allin Cottrell replicated a statistical analysis carried out by people at
effi.org (Electronic Frontier Finland), showing significant correlation between
the "perceived corruption index" of a country and their support to OOXML.

FYI, the original effi.org analysis (http://www.effi.org/blog/kai-2007-09-05.en.html)
was done using GNU R ( http://www.r-project.org ), Allin's scripts are for gretl
(http://gretl.sf.net), both are Free Software.


----- Forwarded message from Allin Cottrell <cottrell at wfu.edu> -----

> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 14:17:07 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Allin Cottrell <cottrell at wfu.edu>
> To: Gretl users <gretl-users at lists.wfu.edu>
> Subject: [Gretl-users] cute sample script?
> For anyone using current CVS gretl or the Windows snapshot: I've 
> added a datafile and sample script pertaining to the possible role 
> of corruption in last month's ISO vote on Microsoft's "Office Open 
> XML".  See http://www.effi.org/blog/kai-2007-09-05.en.html
> The files are ooballot.gdt and ooballot.inp.
> At effi.org there are analyses using Fisher's Exact Test and the 
> Rank Sum test (done with R).  The gretl script replicates those, 
> but also includes an ordered probit, which seems to provide 
> stronger evidence for the claim:  the greater the degree of 
> "perceived corruption" in a country, the more likely was a 
> favourable vote for MS.
> Allin.
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