Developer(s) | Aptech Systems |
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Initial release | 1984 |

Stable release | 21
/ 17 December 2020 |

Operating system | Linux, macOS, Windows |

Type | programming language |

License | proprietary |

Website | www.aptech.com |

**GAUSS** is a matrix programming language for mathematics and statistics, developed and marketed by Aptech Systems. Its primary purpose is the solution of numerical problems in statistics, econometrics, time-series, optimization and 2D- and 3D-visualization. It was first published in 1984 for MS-DOS and is currently also available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

Gauss programs are not required to have any particular file extension, although .gss is recommended.^{[1]}

- GAUSS has several Application Modules as well as functions in its Run-Time Library (i.e., functions that come with GAUSS without extra cost)
- Qprog – Quadratic programming
- SqpSolvemt – Sequential quadratic programming
- QNewton - Quasi-Newton unconstrained optimization
- EQsolve - Nonlinear equations solver

A range of toolboxes are available for GAUSS at additional cost. See https://www.aptech.com/products/gauss-applications/ for complete listing of products.

Algorithmic Derivatives | A program for generating GAUSS procedures for computing algorithmic derivatives. |

Constrained Maximum Likelihood MT | Solves the general maximum likelihood problem subject to general constraints on the parameters. |

Constrained Optimization | Solves the nonlinear programming problem subject to general constraints on the parameters. |

CurveFit | Nonlinear curve fitting. |

Descriptive Statistics | Basic sample statistics including means, frequencies and crosstabs. This application is backwards compatible with programs written with Descriptive Statistics 3.1 |

Descriptive Statistics MT | Basic sample statistics including means, frequencies and crosstabs. This application is thread-safe and takes advantage of structures. |

Discrete Choice | A statistical package for estimating discrete choice and other models in which the dependent variable is qualitative in some way. |

FANPAC MT | Comprehensive suite of GARCH (Generalized AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedastic) models for estimating volatility. |

Linear Programming MT | Solves small and large scale linear programming problems |

Linear Regression MT | Least squares estimation. |

Loglinear Analysis MT | Analysis of categorical data using log-linear analysis. |

Maximum Likelihood MT | Maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of statistical models. |

Nonlinear Equations MT | Solves systems of nonlinear equations having as many equations as unknowns. |

Optimization | Unconstrained optimization. |

Time Series MT | Exact ML estimation of VARMAX, VARMA, ARIMAX, ARIMA, and ECM models subject to general constraints on the parameters. Panel data estimation. Cointegration and unit root tests. |