Why has ESRI removed the ability to perform spatial stats on floating Rasters

Discussion created by Playa on Nov 19, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2011 by JSwain-esristaff
It makes no sense why ESRI removed the ability to perform stats on floating point rasters. It makes no sense to have to convert floating point rasters to integer rasters, thereby loosing the decimal places that a raster represents which is crucial for elevation and volumes.

ESRI please allow floating point rasters to be used in spatial stats as was possible in ArcGIS 9.3