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Statistical Computing Help

Learning Resources

Is this your first time using a statistics package? Or do you need to find help about basic and more advanced commands and programming? Then click on the links below to access resource guides for some of the most popular statistics packages. The guides also include information on how to obtain some of these packages and where on campus can you use the software.

R Resources

General

Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Books and eBooks

  • The UO Library has various books and e-books on R for different uses and experience levels.  Search the UO Library catalog online using, for example, R Computer program language, in the search box.
  • Available eBooks include:
    • Introductory Statistics with R. Peter Dalgaard; New York: Springer; 2008
    • RData Analysis without Programming. David W. Gerbing; Hoboken: Taylor and Francis; 2013
    • Applied spatial data analysis with R. Roger Bivand, Edzer J. Pebesma, Virgilio Gómez-Rubio; New York: Springer; 2008
    • Beginning R The Statistical Programming Language. Mark Gardener; Hoboken: Wiley; 2012
  • Maindonald, J. H. (2008). Using R for Data Analysis and Graphics: Introduction, Code and Commentary. Available for free through the R Project’s website.

Downloading and installing R

R is open source and you can download it for free from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) Project’s website. For instructions on how to install R on your computer, check this page by UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education. You can also drop by Data Services during office hours and we can guide you through the process.

Using R on campus

R is available on all computers at the Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL), located on the fourth floor of McKenzie Hall.

You may be able to use R in other computer labs across campus. For a list of computer labs at the University of Oregon and the software they offer you can visit the UO IT Department’s Computing Labs Map page.

SAS Resources

General

Tutorials

Books and eBooks

  • The UO Libraries have various books and e-books on SAS for different disciplines and experience levels.  To narrow the results, do a search by subject in the UO Libraries catalog online. Just enter, su:SAS, in the search box.

Obtaining SAS

A version of SAS is available for download by faculty, staff and students at the University of Oregon for teaching and research purposes from the UO IT Department’s Software Center.

Using SAS on campus

SAS is available at the Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL) in the fourth floor of McKenzie Hall.

Other labs across campus may also offer SAS. For a list of the different computer labs on campus and the software they offer you can visit the UO IT Department’s Computing Labs Map page.

SPSS Resources

General

Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Books and EBooks

  • The UO Libraries have various books and e-books on learning and using SPSS.  Search the UO Libraries catalog online.

Obtaining SPSS

Using SPSS on campus

SPSS is available at the Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL) in the fourth floor of McKenzie Hall.

You may be able to use SPSS in other computer labs across campus. For a list of the different computer labs at the University of Oregon and the software they offer you can visit the UO IT Department’s Computing Labs Map page.

Stata Resources

General

Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Books and eBooks

Buying Stata through GradPlan

If you are a student, faculty or staff member at the University of Oregon and would like to purchase Stata through GradPlan, please visit the following website and click on the University of Oregon link.

Using Stata on campus

Stata is available at the Social Science Instructional Labs (SSIL) in the fourth floor of McKenzie Hall.

You may be able to use Stata in other computer labs across campus. For a list of the different computer labs at the University of Oregon and the software they offer you can visit the UO IT Department’s Computing Labs Map page.

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