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Re: st: Stata vs. SPSS
At 08:48 PM 9/6/2004 -0400, Bill Oetjen wrote:
I used SPSS exclusively for several years in my graduate statistics
courses. This past year I also started using Stata. My students said they
liked using both programs. At the end a majority said they preferred
SPSS. I think much of this was comfort and familiarity -- most had used
SPSS as undergrads and most had never even heard of Stata. Under our site
licensing agreements it is also cheaper for them to get personal copies of
SPSS than it is Stata. I suspect their appreciation for Stata will grow
with time, as I know many of our more advanced students use it for one
reason or another.
I'm a new subscriber and have an urgent question:
When buying books for my Intro to Educational Research course at my
university, I noticed that the required software was SPSS. It was only
available in windows platform. As an exclusive Mac user, that kind of
leaves me out of the loop.
I noticed that Stata does a good job in OS X.
Can anyone comment on major differences between Stata and SPSS?
I have numerous handouts that contain examples of both. Perhaps the
clearest comparison can be found in these regression handouts:
Lots of other examples of both SPSS and Stata can be found at
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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