[R] How to Describe R to Finance People

Lutz Prechelt prechelt at pcpool.mi.fu-berlin.de
Fri Jun 4 14:06:26 CEST 2004

> the main advantage it has over SPSS-like software is that you do not
> need to explicitly create dummy variables.  You only need to specify
> your dependent variable and independent variables and R will fit it
> (and create dummy variables automatically) for you.

Does the audience know exactly what the creation of dummy variables
in SPSS is and means?
If not, they might consider this geek talk.

Why don't you just go for a concrete example?:
Show an SPSS operation sequence and the equivalent R
expressions side-by-side.
No need to explain much, then.


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