Tag: comparisons

SPSS or Excel

Why use a data analysis package like SPSS when you could use Excel? I’ve just come across an interesting marketing piece from SPSS that goes into benefits one gets from using a dedicated data analysis package instead of trying to do all of your analysis in a spreadsheet. While it would be fair to expect that this isn’t necessary an unbiased comparison, it might offer some food for thought to those of you trying to figure out why you should bother to upgrade.


Found an interesting comparison between the features of SPSS and STATA (two statistical analysis packages), as provided by several statisticians on Windows Live Spaces: SPSS Advantages: Slightly more user friendly in making complex tables & graphs Nice routines for testing interactions in logistic regression models Friendly ANOVA commands Generally easier to use Sophisticated survival analysis…