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BMDP was a statistical package developed in 1965 by Wilfrid Dixon at the University of California, Los Angeles. The acronym stands for Bio-Medical Data Package, the word package was added by Dixon as the software consisted of a series of programs (subroutines) which performed different parametric and nonparametric statistical analyses.[1][2]

BMDP was originally distributed for free. It was later sold by Statsols, who originally was a subsidiary of BMDP, but through a management buy-out formed the now independent company Statistical Solutions Ltd, known as Statsols. BMDP is no longer available as of 2017.[3] The company decided to only offer its other statistical product nQuery Sample Size Software.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "In Memoriam: Wilfrid J. Dixon B". University of California. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  2. ^ "Oral History of Wilfrid J. (Wil) Dixon and Linda Glassner: Interviewed by Luanne Johnson" (PDF). March 27, 1986.
  3. ^ "About Statsols - Provider of nQuery".

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