Has anyone had any experience with validation of statistical software such as SAS JMP and Minitab.
Could their be an argument that if the software supplier has performed validation activities (validating that the statiscal functions compute correctly), that the end user would just confirm the installation is correct.
To validate all the functions in JMP / Mintab would be a huge task.
Another approach would be just to validate for the few tasks you intend to use the software for. This would create a difficulty in ensuring that no one used the functions you have not validated.