There are a lot of online tools out there for computing p-values and test statistics associated with common statistical distributions such as the normal or Student’s t-distributions. Unfortunately, most of them are either ad-ridden or powered by Java (and hence slow to initially load and finicky when it comes to which browsers they work with). So one of my summertime projects this year was to create a website that solves both of those problems:
Additionally, through the magic of PHP the tool automatically creates a URL that links to the current computation (and thus makes it much more citable). So, for example, if you want to know the T-value that corresponds to a right-tailed test with 12 degrees of freedom and a p-value of 0.1, you could simply click here.
Anyway, if you’re a nerd like me then enjoy it and of course feel free to leave any feedback/suggestions that you might have.
Personally, I think that’s pretty awesome, and I wish that the usage of the canvas tag would leave the realm of the tech demo. People need to realize its potential and start really using it. It’s supported in all major current browsers (OK, you have to do some trickery to get it to work in Internet Explorer, but it still requires no work on the part of the end-user) and it does things that simply can not be done otherwise without loading a plug-in like Flash. Consider the following variation of the 3D rotating cube:
Colour Cube via Canvas Tag: