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

Updated docs on programmability in SPSS Statistics

Check out the new version of the Programming and Data Management book (for SPSS Statistics 24). The book covers data management using the IBM SPSS Statistics command language, programming with IBM SPSS Statistics and Python or R, IBM SPSS Statistics extension commands, and IBM SPSS Statistics for SAS programmers.   Continue reading Updated docs on programmability in SPSS Statistics

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

Estimating group based trajectory models using SPSS and R

For a project I have been estimating group based trajectory models for counts of crime at micro places. Synonymous with the trajectory models David Weisburd and colleagues estimated for street segments in Seattle. Here I will show how using SPSS and the R package crimCV one can estimate similar group based trajectory models.   Continue reading Estimating group based trajectory models using SPSS and R

The mad scientist workflow: Some examples of using python and R within SPSS

I figured I would share some of the scripts I have been recently working on to produce a set of figures on a regular basis for reports. SPSS GGRAPH can not be directly parameterized within macro's (at least without a lot of work - see a counter example of Marta Garcia-Granero's macro for Continue reading The mad scientist workflow: Some examples of using python and R within SPSS