Harvesting Data from Facebook with IBM SPSS Statistics

We all know that SPSS Statistics can import data from a wide variety of sources, but what about importing data from social media sites such as Facebook? Turns out you can do that too with a relatively simple extension that is implemented in R and makes use of the Rfacebook package.  Continue reading Harvesting Data from Facebook with IBM SPSS Statistics

Ranking algorithm for the layman – New Modeler Extension

Some ranking algorithms could be too sophisticated to be actually understood by a layman's type of person. The reasoning to develop this particular piece of work was to not only rank specific type of datasets but be able to explain how the ranking is performed for the layman's type of person.   Continue reading Ranking algorithm for the layman – New Modeler Extension

R + SPSS: Installing R Essentials from GitHub

Earlier this week, we released the new versions of SPSS Statistics (version 24) and SPSS Modeler (version 18). With the new product release we also have a new version of R Essentials available for both products. Learn where to find R Essentials for Statistics and Modeler on GitHub and how to install.  Continue reading R + SPSS: Installing R Essentials from GitHub

New Bayesian Extension Commands for SPSS Statistics

Bayesian methods have long attracted the interest of statisticians but have only been infrequently used in statistical practice in most areas. This is due in part to the lack of accessible software. A recent paper said, "However, most of this work can be understood and used only by those with a high level of statistically...  Continue reading New Bayesian Extension Commands for SPSS Statistics