What do we mean by "COM-compliance"?
The Component Object Model (or "COM") is
Microsoft's approach to component re-usability through the
definition of a set of interfaces which different software
applications are able to understand.
The issue of COM-compliance is becoming increasingly
important as more and more organisations exploit the
recent growth in the use of Applications Integration
The crucial property of a COM-compliant application is
that it can be controlled from another COM-compliant
application. This is the basic technology behind
Microsoft Office and it allows the various applications in
Office to be tightly integrated.
Before committing yourself to a particular statistics
package check that it is in fact capable of communicating
with other software applications through COM. If it
isn't, you could be severely restricting any future
integration of your statistical analyses with the rest of
your business/research processes.
RSD Associates Excel Add-In Products
Our range of add-ins is partly built on top of
statistics COM-servers. We are gradually
expanding the range of statistical functions
available. However, not all of our servers
are currently available for general release,
although this will change early next year
(2000). For details of currently
available server objects please contact us.