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¿Existe vida más allá del SPSS? Descubre R

Paula Elosua Oliden

Universidad del País Vasco

R es un entorno de programación, análisis estadístico y generación de gráficos distribuido bajo licencia GNU. Es un poderoso aliado para la investigación y una excepcional herramienta de trabajo para la docencia. Está constituido por más de 1.400 paquetes integrados con los que es posible ejecutar simples análisis descriptivos o aplicar los más complejos y novedosos modelos formales. Además, la incorporación a R de interfaces gráficas como Rcommander que crean entornos de trabajo amigables muy similares al entorno del SPSS permiten saltar la barrera de la accesibilidad, y utilizarlo sin ningún tipo de reparo en la docencia. ¿Existe algo mejor? Libre, gratuito, asequible, accesible y siempre a la vanguardia.

Is there life beyond SPSS? Discover R. R is a GNU statistical and programming environment with very high graphical capabilities. It is very powerful for research purposes, but it is also an exceptional tool for teaching. R is composed of more than 1400 packages that allow using it for simple statistics and applying the most complex and most recent formal models. Using graphical interfaces like the Rcommander package, permits working in user-friendly environments which are similar to the graphical environment used by SPSS. This last characteristic allows non-statisticians to overcome the obstacle of accessibility, and it makes R the best tool for teaching. Is there anything better? Open, free, affordable, accessible and always on the cutting edge.

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