I've been having lots of fun working through factorial statistics code. Actually, I'm not being sarcastic because I've spent so much time preparing the data ready for analysis (that's the part that takes the most work), that the statistics code itself is a nice easily stroll. And curiously, it's fun. The preparation stage doesn't provide so much in the way of motivation because it doesn't really do anything from an end-users perspective. But the stats code can analyse factorial analysis of variance of arbitrary factors and that is a rather nice thing indeed. It actually does something!
In other news, the naming of the business (branding etc) is coming to a head and hopefully we should have formed our company soon and bought all the URLs etc. We had a blitz last weekend and managed to get some ideas that I thought were rather good. I won't mention them here because of squatters, but when we're ready, I will be able to announce them.
And once I have announced them, I can make a public release of the software! Yay!
The above factorial code won't be in it though as it's not anywhere near tested (though I should just add it anyway for users to look at and shake their heads at). The problem is that I like to release things that actually work properly. That goes against the principles of "release early, release often" mantra so I should learn to lose control and just get code out there.
Thanks to everyone from here who completed the questionnaire I linked to in my last diary entry. The information has been tremendously useful! And as I promised, the code will be open source code, probably under the AGPL (which ever one we choose - apparently there are two, both of which are very similar).