When I started learning R, as a SAS and SPSS user, I found it quite alien. SAS and SPSS are structured very similarly, and I wasted a lot of time trying to get R to work in their style. As I learned, I wrote extensive notes to myself. I eventually posted them online as *R for SAS and SPSS Users*. To my surprise, a counter showed that those notes were soon getting 10,000 hits a month. Although I’m no longer maintaining them, this early version of my book is still available here. The book version of R for SAS and SPSS Users is a greatly expanded version of this document, and many of the examples are now available on this web site. Have fun learning R!

-Bob Muenchen

AS an spss user iwould like tc learn more about R since i do not have a sortware for R and SAS

If you use the SPSS graphical user interface, take a look at the “Deducer Manual” link in the “Blogroll” on the right-hand side. If you program in SPSS, read the free version of “R for SAS and SPSS Users” that on the “Books” menu. Then look over the many examples that are done using using SPSS and R on the “Examples” menu so you can see how they compare. Also take a look at the Blogroll for web sites that do similar things, such as Quick-R. Subscribing to R-Bloggers.com is also a great way to learn more about R.

The book is not available 🙁

Hi Alvaro,

Thanks for reporting that problem. The link has been restored.

Cheers,

Bob

Hi Bob,

Is there any chance you could provide a similar link to an early (free) version of the book for ‘R for Stata’ here too?

Many thanks,

Charles.

Hi Charles,

I never got around to doing a short free one for Stata. Sorry about that!

Cheers,

Bob