[R] Articles about comparision between R and others softwares

Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) muenchen at utk.edu
Sat Sep 6 16:00:32 CEST 2008

Hi Ricardo,

You can search for comparisons by entering the packages that interest
you at:


Michael Mitchell wrote an interesting comparison of SAS, SPSS, Stata and
R at:


That report says little about R, but Patrick Burns' excellent rejoinder
to that report fills in much of the missing R material. It is at that
link too.

The accuracy of various stat packages, including R, is in:

Keeling, Kellie B. and Pavur, Robert J. A comparative study of the
reliability of nine
statistical software packages. 8, May 1, 2007, Computational Statistics
& Data Analysis,
Vol. 51, pp. 3811-3831.

I've got an 80-page comparison of many features of R to SAS and SPSS at:


That document focuses more on the language basics and data management
rather than statistics. My book by the same name adds graphics and basic
statistics to the mix. That should finally be printed in a few weeks.


Bob Muenchen (pronounced Min'-chen), Manager 
Statistical Consulting Center
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> comparision
> between R and others softwares statisticals.
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