If you’re happy with SPSS, and don’t mind paying for it, stick with it! Switching to R will be a major effort for you since it’s so radically different. I love the freedom to earn consulting & training income using R (two kids in college) and my university license for SPSS forbids such use. I could get a commercial license for SPSS, but they’re pretty expensive. I also prefer the R language now, but it took me years of using it to get as fast as I am with SAS & SPSS.

You might want to download a copy of KNIME to try out. It’s like a free and open source version of SPSS Modeler. Powerful, easy to learn, and fun to play with.

Ah, the good ol’ punch cards days! Looking back I’m not quite sure why I enjoyed computing so much back then. It was such a pain!

Cheers,

Bob

I’m afraid not. This semester is much busier than usual.

Cheers,

Bob

That looks like fun; I’ll try it!

Thanks,

Bob

Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve added a link to John’s article:

https://www.jstatsoft.org/article/view/v073i02/v73i02.pdf

Sorry, I don’t have that work on Github. I wish I were that organized! There are so many pieces that it takes me quite a while to find each when I do the annual updates.

Cheers,

Bob

I’ve just added it.

Thanks,

Bob