Posts Tagged ‘ SAS and R ’

How user friendly should statistical software be?

June 2, 2012
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I got into a conversation on Twitter (find me there as @peterflomstat) about the user-friendliness of statistical software. I have heard R described (appropriately, I think) as being “expert friendly”. This led to a conversation about wheth...
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SAS v R: Getting help

April 25, 2010
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I introduced this series the other day. Next up in the list is “getting help”. In both SAS and R, there are many sources of help. SAS has one that the usual R package does not have – technical support – although if you read the ...
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SAS v. R: Ease of learning

April 19, 2010
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Two days ago, I wrote an introduction to this series. Today, I will discuss ease of learning. Unlike the earlier post (and, I hope, most of the ones to come) this one is inherently subjective. “Ease of learning” is not the same for everyone...
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SAS vs. R: Introduction and request

April 17, 2010
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Lately, across the statistical blogosphere, the repeating discussion of R vs. SAS has started up again. In this series of posts, I’ll offer my opinions of the programs, and supply some information. In this post, I introduce the series and say a l...
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