Revolution Webinar: Introduction to R for SAS and SPSS Users
|Presented:||Wednesday, October 5th, 2011|
|Presenter:||Bob Muenchen, University of Tennessee, Author of R for SAS and SPSS Users, creater of r4stats.com|
R is free software for data analysis and graphics that is similar to SAS and SPSS. Two million people are part of the R Open Source Community. Its use is growing very rapidly and Revolution Analytics distributes a commercial version of R that adds capabilities that are not available in the Open Source version. This 60-minute webinar is for people who are familiar with SAS or SPSS who want to know how R can strengthen their analytics strategy. It will include:
- What R is and how it compares to SAS and SPSS
- An overview of how to install and maintain it
- How to find R add-on modules comparable to those for SAS and SPSS
- Which of R’s many user interfaces are most like those of SAS and SPSS
- How to run R from within SAS and SPSS
- What a simple R program looks like
- Q&A with Bob Muenchen
Repaly the webcast and find out how SAS and SPSS users can take advantage of R.
Bob Muenchen is the author of R for SAS and SPSS Users and, with Joseph M. Hilbe, R for Stata Users. He is also the creator of r4stats.com, a popular web site devoted to helping people learn R. Bob is a consulting statistician with 30 years of experience and is currently the manager of the Research Computing Support (formerly the Statistical Consulting Center) at the University of Tennessee. He has conducted research for a variety of public and private organizations and has assisted on more than 1,000 graduate theses and dissertations. He has written or coauthored over 50 articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Bob also serves on advisory panels for IBM’s SPSS Corporation and SAS Institute.