Posts Tagged ‘ SPSS ’

Will 2015 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?

May 15, 2012
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Will 2015 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?

Learning to use a data analysis tool well takes significant effort, so people tend to continue using the tool they learned in college for much of their careers. As a result, the software used by professors and their students is … Continue reading →

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Interview with Kai Chew, CloudStat

December 31, 2011
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Here is an interview with Kai Chew, Founder of Cloudstat. CloudStat is developing a cloud-based statistical platform to help researchers who want to make sense of data to do statistical analysis collaboratively with its high performance computing infra...

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The Popularity of Data Analysis Software (R vs SAS vs SPSS, etc.)

March 23, 2011
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The Popularity of Data Analysis Software (R vs SAS vs SPSS, etc.)

Robert Muenchen, the author of R for SAS and SPSS Users (A great book I’m proud to have on my shelf), has published this week an article in which he compares the popularity/market-share of many of the common statistical packages including R, SAS, SPSS and many others. The full article is available on r4stats.com at: “The Popularity of Data Analysis...

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Software tools for data analysis – an overview

February 19, 2011
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Software tools for data analysis – an overview

by Szilard Pafka Discussions on various software tools (C, C++, Perl, Python, Unix shell, R, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Excel, databases, Hadoop etc.) used in data analysis. Szilard Pafka (founder and co-organizer of the Los Angeles R users group) presents an … Continue reading →

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The Clipboard can be Your Friend

January 17, 2011
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The Clipboard can be Your Friend

One of the features I feel that I don’t leverage enough, particularly for ad-hoc questions, is the clipboard feature  in R. I know there are many ways to use it –  as I have been exposed to a few –  but the example below, even without context, should get you thinking about how awesome R

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Remove all rows of an R dataframe

January 13, 2011
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Remove all rows of an R dataframe

I should have probably figured this out a long time ago, but as I get deeper into programming with R, I am finding the need to remove all rows from a dataframe.  I was making this alot harder than it had to be. your.df<- your.df Replace your.df with, your dataframe and you are good

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Rose plot using Deducers ggplot2 plot builder

August 16, 2010
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The (excellent!) LearnR blog had a post today about making a rose plot in ggplot2. Following today’s announcement, by Ian Fellows, regarding the release of the new version of Deducer (0.4) offering a strong support for ggplot2 using a GUI plot builder, Ian also sent an e-mail where he shows how to create a rose plot using the new...

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ggplot2 plot builder is now on CRAN! (through Deducer 0.4 GUI for R)

August 16, 2010
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Ian fellows, a hard working contributer to the R community (and a cool guy), has announced today the release of Deducer (0.4) to CRAN (scheduled to update in the next day or so). This major update also includes the release of a new plug-in package (DeducerExtras), containing additional dialogs and functionality. Following is the e-mail he sent out with...

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Navigate the Bermuda Triangle of Mediation Analysis

July 6, 2010
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Navigate the Bermuda Triangle of Mediation Analysis

MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT AN OFTEN-USED, LITTLE-UNDERSTOOD STATISTICAL PROCEDURE If you go to a consumer research conference, you will hear tales of how experiments have undergone particular statistical rites: the attainment of the elusive crossover interaction, the demonstration of full mediation through Baron and Kenny’s sacred procedure, and so on. DSN has nothing against any

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An article attacking R gets responses from the R blogosphere – some reflections

April 16, 2010
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An article attacking R gets responses from the R blogosphere – some reflections

In this post I reflect on the current state of the R blogosphere, and share my hopes for the future

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