1. <person> Carl Friedrich Gauss.

2. <statistics> Gaussian distribution.

See normal distribution.

3. <unit> The unit of magnetic field strength. 1 gauss = 1 Maxwell / cm^2.

A good loudspeaker coil magnet flux density is of the order of 10000 gauss.

4. <language> A powerful matrix programming language by Aptech Systems. Gauss is very popular with econometricians.