Here is the new website for statistical analysis using the free analytical software called R (which is enabled for cloud computing as well : see here http://bit.ly/OhriCloud

or http://rgrossman.com/2009/05/17/running-r-on-amazons-ec2/

for the R tutorial on running it on Amazon’s EC2 pay per demand RAM.

It is called R 4 stats or simply http://www.r4stats.com/

Hosted on Google’s Updated Google Sites Platform- it offers a preview to Bob’s earlier run away hit R for SAS and SPSS users updation as well as his upcoming work R for Stata Users.

In Bob’s words himself -

I have substantially expanded the table that compares SAS and SPSS

add-on modules to somewhat equivalent R packages. This new version is

at:

http://r4stats.com/add-on-modules

and I would very much appreciate any feedback you might have on it.The site http://r4stats.com is the replacement to

http://RforSASandSPSSusers.com and includes the support files for both

“R for SAS and SPSS Users” and the new “R for Stata Users”, due out in

March from Springer.

TopicSAS ProductSPSS ProductR PackageAdvanced Models

SAS/STAT IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics

R, MASS, many others

Association Analysis

Enterprise Miner

IBM SPSS Association

arules, arulesNBMiner, arulesSequences BasicsBase SAS

IBM SPSS Statistics Base

R Bootstrapping

SAS/STAT

IBM SPSS Bootstrapping

BootCL, BootPR, boot, bootRes, BootStepAIC, bootspecdens, bootstrap, FRB, gPdtest, meboot, multtest, pvclust, rqmcmb2, scaleboot, simpleboot

Classification Analysis

Enterprise Miner

IBM SPSS Classification

rattle, see the neural networks and trees entries in this table.

Conjoint Analysis

SAS/STAT: PROC TRANSREG

IBM SPSS Conjoint

homals, psychoR, bayesm

Correspondence Analysis

SAS/STAT: PROC CORRESP

IBM SPSS Categories

ade4, cocorresp, FactoMineR, homals, made4, MASS, psychoR, PTAk, vegan

Custom Tables

Base SAS, PROC REPORT, PROC SQL, PROC TABULATE, Enterprise Reporter

IBM SPSS Custom Tables

reshape Data Access

SAS/ACCESS

SPSS Data Access Pack

DBI, foreign, Hmisc: sas.get, sasxport.get, RODBC

Data Collection

SAS/FSP

IBM SPSS Data Collection Family

RSQLite, and the other open source programs MySQL or PostgreSQL are popular among R users for this purpose.

Data Mining

Enterprise Miner

IBM SPSS Modeler

(formerly Clementine)

arules, FactoMineR, rattle, various functions

Data Mining, In-database Processing

SAS In-Database Initiative with Teradata

IBM SPSS Modeler

PL/R Data Preparation

Various procedures

IBM SPSS Data Preparation, various commands

dprep, plyr, reshape, sqldf, various functions

Developer Tools

SAS/AF, SAS/FSP, SAS Integration Technologies, SAS/TOOLKIT IBM SPSS Statistics Developer, IBM SPSS Statistics Programmability Extension

StatET, R links to most popular compilers, scripting languages, and databases.

Direct Marketing

Nothing quite like it

IBM SPSS Direct Marketing

Nothing quite like it

Exact Tests

SAS/STAT various

IBM SPSS Exact Tests

coin, elrm, exactLoglinTest, exactmaxsel, and options in many others

Excel Integration

SAS Enterprise BI Server IBM SPSS Advantage for Excel 2007

RExcel

Forecasting

SAS/ETS

IBM SPSS Forecasting

Over 40 packages that do time series are described at the Task View link above under Time Series.

Forecasting, Automated

Forecast Server IBM SPSS Forecasting

forecast

GeneticsJMP Genomics

None http://www.bioconductor.org

Geographic Information Systems

SAS/GIS, SAS/GRAPH

None (Maps is defunct)

maps, mapdata, mapproj, GRASS via spgrass6, RColorBrewer, see Spatial in Task Views at link at top

Graphical user interfaces

Enterprise Guide, IML Studio, SAS/ASSIST, Analyst, Insight

IBM SPSS Statistics Base Deducer, JGR, R Commander, pmg, rattle, many others at http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/

Graphics, Interactive

SAS/IML Studio, SAS/INSIGHT, JMP

None

GGobi via rggobi, iPlots, latticist, playwith

Graphics, Static

SAS/GRAPH

SPSS Base, Graphics Production Language

ggplot2, gplots, graphics, grid, gridBase, hexbin, lattice, plotrix, scatterplot3d, vcd, vioplot, geneplotter, Rgraphics

Graphics, Template Builder

Doesn’t use Grammar of Graphics model that forms the core of IBM SPSS Viz Designer or R’s ggplot2

IBM SPSS Viz Designer

Doesn’t use templates, but this GUI for ggplot2 http://www.stat.ucla.edu/~jeroen/ggplot2.html works similarly to IBM SPSS Viz Designer.

Guided Analytics

SAS/LAB

None

None

Matrix/linear Algebra

SAS/IML Studio

IBM SPSS Matrix

R, matlab, Matrix, sparseM

Missing Values Imputation

SAS/STAT: PROC MI

IBM SPSS Missing Values

amelia, Hmisc: aregImpute, EMV, rms (replaces Design): fit.mult.impute, mice, mitools, mvnmle, VIM

Neural Networks

Enterprise Miner

IBM SPSS Neural Networks

AMORE, grnnR, neuralnet, nnet, rattle

Operations Research

SAS/OR

None

glpk, linprog, LowRankQP, TSP

Power Analysis

SAS Power and Sample Size Application, SAS/STAT:

PROC POWER,

PROC GLMPOWER

SamplePower

asypow, powerpkg, pwr, MBESS

Quality Control

SAS/QC

IBM SPSS Statistics Base qcc, spc

Regression Models

SAS/STAT

IBM SPSS Regression

R, Hmisc, lasso, VGAM, pda, rms (replaces Design)

Sampling, Complex

SAS/STAT: PROC SURVEY SELECT, SURVEYMEANS, etc.

IBM SPSS Complex Samples

pps, sampfling, sampling, spsurvey, survey

Segmentation Analysis

Enterprise Miner

IBM Modeler Segmentation

cluster, rattle, som, see CRAN Task Views under Cluster for over 70 packages

Server Version

SAS for your particular server IBM SPSS Statistics Server,

IBM SPSS Modeler Server

rapache, R(D)COM Server, Rserve, StatET Structural Equation Modeling

SAS/STAT: PROC CALIS

Amos OpenMX, sem

Text Analysis/Mining

Text Miner

IBM SPSS Text Analytics,

IBM SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys

Rstem, las, tm

Trees, Decision, Classification or Regression

Enterprise Miner

IBM SPSS Decision Trees, IBM SPSS AnswerTree, IBM SPSS Modeler (formerly Clementine)

ada, adabag, BayesTree, boost, GAMboost, gbev, gbm, maptree, mboost, mvpart, party, pinktoe,

quantregForest, rpart,rpart.permutation, randomForest, rattle, tree

All SAS and SPSS product names are registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Disclaimer- Bob Muenchen and I work for the same University. While we do have interesting conflicts often, his interview was one of the earliest where this blog began.

Hi Ajay,

This product comparison table is a challenge to keep up to date. Since I put it online, I have had readers suggest about five changes per day. Google’s web site editing tools make these changes quick and easy to implement.

Cheers,

Bob