Why I feel SPSS (or any statistical package) is better than Excel for this particular job

I debated on pulling an Andrew Gelman and adding a ps to my prior Junk Charts Challenge post, but it ended up being too verbose, so I just made an entirely new follow-up. To start, the discussion has currently evolved from this series of posts; The original post on remaking a great line chart by...  Continue reading Why I feel SPSS (or any statistical package) is better than Excel for this particular job

Update for Aoristic Macro in SPSS

I've substantially updated the aoristic macro for SPSS from what I previously posted. The updated code can be found here. The improvements are; Code is much more modularized, it is only 1 function and takes an Interval parameter to determine what interval summaries you want. It includes Agresti-Coull binomial error intervals (95% Confidence Intervals). It...  Continue reading Update for Aoristic Macro in SPSS

Some random SPSS graph tips: shading areas under curves and using dodging in binned dot plots

This is just a quick post on some random graphing examples you can do with SPSS through inline GPL statements, but are not possible through the GUI dialog. These also take knowing alittle bit about the grammar of graphics, and the nuts and bolts of SPSS's implementation. First up, shading under a curve. Shading under a...  Continue reading Some random SPSS graph tips: shading areas under curves and using dodging in binned dot plots