[R] SAS, SPSS Product Comparison Table
Muenchen, Robert A (Bob)
muenchen at utk.edu
Sat Feb 10 22:26:23 CET 2007
Hi All,
My paper "R for SAS and SPSS Users" received a bit more of a reaction
than I expected. I posted the link
(http://oit.utk.edu/scc/RforSAS&SPSSusers.pdf) about 12 days ago on
R-help and the equivalent SAS and SPSS lists. Since then people have
downloaded it 5,503 times and I've gotten lots of questions along the
lines of, "Surely R can't do for free what [fill in a SAS or SPSS
product here] does?" To try to address those, I've compiled a table that
is organized by the product categories SAS and SPSS offer. Keep in mind
that I still know far more about SAS and SPSS than I do about R, so I
could really use some help with this. The table is below in tabbed form.
I would appreciate it if the many R gurus out there would look it over
and send suggestions. I'll add it as an appendix when it's done (well,
as done as a moving target like this ever is!)
Thanks,
Bob
Topic SAS Product SPSS Product R Package
Advanced Models SAS/STAT SPSS Advanced Models(tm) R
Automated Data Preparation None SPSS Data Preparation(tm)
None?
Automated Forecasting SAS Forecast Studio DecisionTime/WhatIf(tm)
None?
Basics SAS SPSS Base(tm) R
Conjoint Analysis SAS/STAT: Transreg SPSS Conjoint(tm)
Acepack?
Correspondence Analysis SAS/STAT: Corresp SPSS Categories(tm)
Homals, MASS, FactoMineR, ade4, PTAk, ccoresp, vegan, made4,PsychoR
Custom Tables Base: Proc Tabulate SPSS Custom Tables(tm) reshape
Data Mining Enterprise Miner Clementine Rattle
Exact Tests SAS/STAT: various SPSS Exact Tests(tm)
exactLoglinTest
Genetics SAS/Genetics, SAS/Microarray Solution, JMP Genomics
None Bioconductor
GIS/Mapping SAS/GIS SPSS Maps(tm) maps
Graphical User Interface Enterprise Guide SPSS JGR, R
Commander, pmg, Sciviews
Graphics SAS/GRAPH(r) SPSS Base(tm) R, ggplot
Guided Analysis SAS/LAB None None
Matrix/Linear Algebra SAS/IML(tm), SAS/IML Workshop SPSS Matrix(tm)
R
Missing Values Imputation SAS/STAT: Proc MI SPSS Missing
Values Analysis(tm) aregImpute (Hmisc), fit.mult.impute (Design)
Mixed Models Proc Mixed SPSS Advanced Models lmer
Operations Research SAS/OR None TSP
Power Analysis SAS/STAT: Power,GLM Power SamplePower(tm) asypow,
powerpkg, pwr
Regression Models SAS/BASE SPSS Regression Models(tm)
R
Sampling, Nonrandom SAS/STAT: surveymeans, etc. SPSS Complex
Samples(tm) survey
Structural Equations SAS/STAT: Calis Amos(tm) sem
Text Analysis Text Miner SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys(tm)
tm
Time Series SAS/ETS(tm) SPSS Trends(tm) ArDec, brainwaver, dyn,
fame, Systemfit, tsDyn, tseries, tseriesChaos, tsfa, urca, uroot
Trees, Decision or Regression Enterprise Miner SPSS
Classification Trees(tm), AnswerTree(tm) tree, rpart
Visualization SAS/INSIGHT None rggobi, GGobi
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