Welcome to r4stats.com. This site’s mission is to analyze the world of analytics, and to help people learn to use R. R is free, open source, analytic software that is similar to the “big three” commercial packages: SAS, SPSS and Stata.

Under Articles you’ll find an analysis of software popularity; a list of add-on products for SAS and SPSS as well as the R packages that do similar things; the many ways to call R from other software; and some tips about using Excel for data entry. Shorter commentary is listed under Blog. A extensive set of programs showing how to do the same tasks in R, SAS, SPSS and Stata are listed under Examples. You’ll find information about my books, R for SAS and SPSS Users and R for Stata Users under Books. My reviews of other books is listed under Miscellaneous. Finally, you can learn about the training I offer through Revolution Analytics and RStudio under Workshops.

I welcome comments or suggestions regarding this site or analytics in general, so feel free to contact me at muenchen.bob@gmail.com or on Twitter, @BobMuenchen.

9 Responses to Home

  1. Yang Zhenkai says:

    Hi, I am a student studying statistics in KU Leuven in Belgium. Recently my professor referred this website at class. And I find it is really helpful for my study. I am looking forward to more research and articles in your website!
    Yang Zhenkai

  2. Jim Hamilton says:

    Do you have any information on visualization packages such as D3 open source vs commercial packages. Really enjoyed your articles on R!

    Cheers, Jim

  3. Bob Muenchen says:

    Hi Edwina,

    Thanks, it’s just fascinating to watch the battle for dominance among these packages.


  4. Sai M says:

    Hi Bob, I’m a graduate student at American University. I am writing about stat packages for an independent study. I would love your input/just to share it with you, because I use your blog as a source.

  5. Tushar K says:

    I stumbled across this website and found the topics on this website very relevant to the current Analytics Trends. I am interested in understanding the connectivity between R & Hadoop framework like Hive, Pig as well as Spotfire. I wonder if you would recommend any API’s for this purpose.

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