Help Resources for R/SAS/SPSS/Stata



This page is a collection of links for help with using R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata. The guides are very "from-the-ground-up" and cover multiple topics, from the basics of getting data into the program to various common data-management tasks to introductory data analysis.



R Resources:

"Articles on Statistical Computing - R" from the Social Science Computing Cooperative, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Cookbook for R," by Winston Chang

"Introducing R," by Germán Rodríguez, Princeton University

"R - Getting Started in Data Analysis," from Princeton University

"An Introduction to the ‘R Commander’: A Basic-Statistics Graphical User Interface (GUI) for R," by Theresa A. Scott, Vanderbilt School of Medicine (.pdf)

"Quick-R - 'Accessing the Power of R'"

"r4stats.com," by Robert A. Muenchen, the University of Tennessee

"RStudio - A Free and Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for R"

"R for SAS and SPSS Users," by Robert A. Muenchen, the University of Tennessee (.pdf)

"Resources to Help You Learn and Use R," from UCLA's Academic Technology Services



SAS Resources:

"Articles on Statistical Computing - SAS Basics and SAS Topics" from the Social Science Computing Cooperative, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Documentation for SAS Products and Solutions," from the SAS Institute

"Frequently-Asked Questions about SAS," from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (via the Internet Archive)

"Knowledge Base / Samples and SAS Notes," from the SAS Institute

"Resources to Help You Learn and Use SAS," from UCLA's Academic Technology Services

"SAS Starter Kit," from UCLA's Academic Technology Services

"SAS Analyst for MS Windows," from the Division of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)

"SAS I: Getting Started," from the Division of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)

"SAS II: Inferential Statistics," from the Division of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)

"Introduction to SAS Version 8.2," from the University of Virginia's ITC Division (via the Internet Archive)



SPSS Resources:

"Articles on Statistical Computing - SPSS" from the Social Science Computing Cooperative, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Frequently-Asked Questions about SPSS," from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (via the Internet Archive)

"SPSS: Interactive Introduction to SPSS Statistical Software," from the Social Science Research and Instructional Center

"Resources to Help You Learn and Use SPSS," from UCLA's Academic Technology Services

"SPSS for Windows: Getting Started," from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)

"SPSS for Windows: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics," from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)

"SPSS for Windows: Displaying Data," from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)

"SPSS for Windows: Data Manipulation and Advanced Topics," from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin (.pdf)



Stata Resources:

"Articles on Statistical Computing - Stata Basics and Stata Topics" from the Social Science Computing Cooperative, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Introduction to Stata," by Germán Rodríguez, Princeton University

"Stata," from Princeton University, Data and Statistical Services

"Introducing Stata: A Sample Session," from the Stata Corporation (.pdf)

"Frequently Asked Questions," from the Stata Corporation

"Resources for Learning Stata," from the Stata Corporation

"Resources to Help you Learn and Use Stata," from UCLA's Academic Technology Services

"Stata Topics: Graphics," from UCLA's Academic Technology Services

"A SAS User's Guide to Stata," from the UNC Carolina Population Center

"A Stata Tutorial," from the UNC Carolina Population Center