Are you working with directional data measured in degrees? Perhaps your research involves looking at patterns in the time of day of events, or things that occur in weekly, monthly or yearly cycles. These are circular data and they require special types of statistics. If you want to analyse this type of data, then Oriana is just what you need. Oriana is a program written for Microsoft Windows. It calculates the special forms of sample and intersample statistics required for circular data. It also graphs your data in a variety of ways, allowing you to easily demonstrate patterns. These analyses and graphs are rarely found in other statistical packages. Oriana is designed to be full featured and powerful, but also intuitive and easy to use.
Features of Oriana 4
Data Handling
 Builtin spreadsheetlike data editor; supports cut and paste between applications.
 Circular data types:
 Angles (unidirectional and bidirectional [axial])
 Time of day
 Compass direction
 Day of week
 Month of year
 Week of year
 Day of year
 Proportional and percentage (like Angles, but scaled 01 or 0100 rather than 0360)
 Lunar cycle
 Noncircular data types:
 Date
 Linear numerical
 Label
 Subgroups
 Flexible data handling; sets of data can be entered as separate columns (the old Oriana ver. 1 method) or can be entered pairwise with other data (linear, dates, labels, other circular data).
 With the paired method a file can also have one or more grouping variables added to allow for analysis of subgroups of data. Subgrouping can also be performed on existing data (such as the date, summarized in different ways).
 Frequency data can be entered either directly into the spreadsheet as a frequency table or through a special frequency editing mode that expands the frequencies into a single column of raw data.
 Data can be filtered, restricting analyses and graphs to just cases that meet a certain criterion (e.g. Angle > 90 or Month = June).
 Circular data can be entered as x/y coordinates defining the beginning and ending point of a vector. They can then be converted to vectors (angle and length) for analysis.
 Variables can be automatically filled with identical, incrementing or random (uniform or von Mises) data.
 An optional file creation wizard aids in the process of setting up new data files.
 Dates can be summarized into day of week, month of year, week of year or day of year.
 Data transformation:
 Data entered or imported in radians can be converted to degrees for analysis.
 Linear data can be standardized and log or square root transformed.
 A Find and Replace facility lets you search for particular data points and make global changes.
 Data can be sorted.
 Grouped circular data (data recorded approximately to the nearest interval, such as every 20° or every hour, rather than exactly) are automatically detected and flagged (with user confirmation) so that statistical analyses are adjusted accordingly, where relevant.
 Missing data capability with pairwise deletion where required.
 Several Oriana data files can be merged into a single file.
 Import and export from/to Excel (both .XLS and .XLSX), Lotus 123, Quattro, dBase, Paradox, ASCII text.
 Number of cases and variables limited only by available memory and disk space.
Statistics
 Basic statistics
 circular mean,
 length of mean vector (r),
 median angle
 circular variance, standard deviation and standard error
 95% and 99% confidence interval for the mean vector.
 mean weighted by linear variable, plus basic statistics for the linear variable itself
 means and mean vector lengths can be saved to a file for further second order analysis.
 Onesample tests
 Rayleigh’s test of uniformity
 Hotelling’s test for weighted data
 Moore’s modified Rayleigh test for weighted data
 Rao’s spacing test
 ChiSquared
 VTest
 Watson’s U²
 Kuiper’s.
The last two can be used for tests against both the uniform and von Mises distribution.
 Twosample tests
 WatsonWheeler Ftest
 Chisquared test
 MardiaWatsonWheeler test
 Watson’s U² test.
 Hotelling’s paired multisample test
 Moore’s paired multisample test (nonparametric)
 Multisample tests – The first three twosample tests above can also be performed as multisample tests.
 Circularcircular and circularlinear correlations.
 Second order statistical analysis:
 Grand mean angle, length and confidence limits
 Hotelling’s one sample second order test
 Moore’s modified Rayleigh test for second order analyses
 Hotelling’s two sample second order test
 Mardia’s two sample second order test (nonparametric)
 Hotelling’s paired sample second order test
 Moore’s paired sample second order test (nonparametric)
 All analyses can be performed on subgroups of data as well as the whole data set.
Graphics
 Graph types include
 Rose diagrams
 Circular histograms
 Linear histograms
 Arrow graphs – like a histogram, but an arrow is used for each class rather than a bar or wedge
 Raw data plots
 Distribution graphs – plot data against expected distribution for either uniform or von Mises distributions.
 Stacked and stepped circular histograms/rose diagrams bars or wedges divided into segments to reflect the proportions of each subgroup within the data.
 Stacked raw data plots – points representing each data point are colored according to their subgroup
 Twovariable circular histograms – segments of each bar represents the classes of a second circular or linear variable (e.g. wind speed plotted as segments on bars representing wind direction)
 Circularlinear plots – these incorporate linear data along with your circular data. An arrow, bar or wedge is drawn for each case, with the length representing the linear data.
 Circular scatterplots – these also plot linear and circular data, with each data pair being plotted as points on a circular plot
 X/Y Scatterplots – can plot any circular or linear variable on X/Y Cartesian axes.
 QQ plot – compare distributions of two circular samples to assess whether they have the same distribution
 Mean and confidence limits can be shown on histograms. Mean can alternatively be represented by a mean vector, where the length of the arrow reflects the mean vector length (r).
 Circular graphs can have a circle showing the critical value of the Rayleigh test. The length of the r vector can then be compared to this circle to assess its significance.
 With paired vector data (consisting of angle and length) the mean vector can be weighted by the vector lengths.
 Axes can be extensively customized with regard to number of grid lines, scaling (linear, percentage or logarithmic), format and orientation of labels.
 Circular graphs can be drawn with the 0°/N point at user chosen position on the circle, and oriented either clockwise or counterclockwise.
 Doubledangle plots, which plot only the data between 0180°, but spread around the full circumference of the circle, can be produced. This type of graph is used in fields such as ophthalmology.
 Circularlinear plots can have a standard deviation ellipse plotted (also used in opthalmology).
 Division of segments in twovariable histograms can be customized or manually defined.
 Bar width of histograms and rose diagrams can be changed.
 Rose diagrams can have frequency depicted by either radius or area of wedge.
 Linear histograms can be plotted as double width plots to emphasise cyclicity in data.
 Table of frequencies used to produce histograms can be displayed in the Results window.
 Graph types and options can be modified without having to create a new graph window.
 Graph appearance can be customized (fonts, color of axes, thickness of lines and grids, color of background of various sections, series of colors, patterns and symbols for stacked and subgrouped diagrams).
User Interface
 Written specifically for Microsoft Windows. Follows the normal Windows conventions, making it easy to learn and use alongside your other Windows applications. Intuitive menu structure and quickaccess toolbar buttons.
 Uses the KCS desktop metaphor. All results and graphs for a single project can be spread out on screen. Contents and arrangement of windows can then be saved and recalled later, letting you pick up where you left off. Different projects can be saved in separate desktop files.
 Graphs and results appear in two tabbed notebooks (one for each), with each graph or page of results on separate pages.
 Results and graphs can be exported for inclusion in reports or manuscripts, using cut and paste. Results can also be saved to text files or Excel spreadsheets, and graphs can be saved in a variety of formats, including EMF, WMF, BMP, PNG, GIF and JPG.
 Data, results and graphs can be printed to any Windows printer or plotter. Different devices can be used for text and graphics.
 Results and graphs can be exported or printed individually or all at once.
 Inclusion of a notepad allows you to make notes about your analyses. These are saved along with the graphs and results in a desktop file, and can be copied or exported to your word processor.
 Customizable toolbars – you can arrange the toolbars at any point around the margin of the window or floating over the window, and you can choose which buttons to display on each toolbar.
 User can select from a number of different color schemes, many with attractive gradient effects.
 Automatically uses local language (as set in Windows) for names of months and days, and local format for times and dates. Compass direction abbreviations can be customized manually.
 Full online help and a comprehensive manual with tutorial.

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