A quick SPSS tip: Using vertical selection in Notepad++ to edit printed MACRO statements

The version of the SPSS syntax editor is really nice and I use it for most of daily analysis. Sometimes though I utlize the text editor Notepadd++ for various tasks that are difficult to accomplish in the SPSS editor. Here I will highlight one instance which I have found Notepad++ to be really helpful, editing...  Continue reading A quick SPSS tip: Using vertical selection in Notepad++ to edit printed MACRO statements

Avoid Dynamite Plots! Visualizing dot plots with super-imposed confidence intervals in SPSS and R

Over at the stats.se site I have come across a few questions demonstrating the power of utilizing dot plots to visualize experimental results. Improving data analysis through a better visualization of data? Analyze and visualize participants response towards particular condition Alternative graphics to handle bar plots How to avoid overplotting (for points) using base-graph? from...  Continue reading Avoid Dynamite Plots! Visualizing dot plots with super-imposed confidence intervals in SPSS and R

Using SPSS as a calculator: Printing immediate calculations

I find it useful sometimes to do immediate calculations when I am in an interactive data analysis session. In either the R or Stata statistical program, this is as simple as evaluating a valid expression. For an example, typing 8762 - 4653 into the R console will return the result of the expression, 4109. SPSS...  Continue reading Using SPSS as a calculator: Printing immediate calculations