An Introduction to Using Data at DISC

Statistical Software Resources

There are many statistical software packages available through the Social Science Computing Cooperative at UW-Madison (select "Statistical Software" and then "Submit" on the linked page to retrieve a comprehensive list). Some offer a version of "one stop shopping," others have very specific uses.

SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R are four popular packages. All offer extensive data manipulation and analysis capabilities. They all have considerable information available, including their own web sites, voluminous printed documentation, and some of the other fine resources listed below.

SAS Resources

SAS.com
SAS Product Documentation from SAS.com
An Introduction to SAS Data Steps from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
SAS FAQ from CISER Computing at Cornell

SPSS Resources

SPSS from IBM
SPSS FAQ from IBM Knowledge Center
SPSS the Classroom: the Basics from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
SPSS Syntax from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
Raynald's SPSS Tools
How to get help from SPSS community

Stata Resources

Stata Corporation
Stata for Researchers: Introduction from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
Join the Statalist listserv

R Resources

R Foundation
R for Researchers: Introduction from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
Getting Help with R from R Foundation