An Introduction to Using Data at DISC

Statistical Software Resources

There are many statistical software packages available through the Social Science Computing Cooperative at UW-Madison (select "Statistical Software" and then "Submit" on the linked page to retrieve a comprehensive list). Some offer a version of "one stop shopping," others have very specific uses.

SAS, SPSS and Stata are three of the most comprehensive and popular packages. All offer extensive data manipulation and analysis capabilities. They all have considerable information available, including their own corporate web sites, voluminous printed documentation, and some of the other fine resources listed below.

Choosing the Correct Statistical Test in SAS, Stata, and SPSS from UCLA

SAS Resources

SAS Online Documentation from SAS.com
An Introduction to SAS Data Steps from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
SAS FAQ from Cornell
Resources to Help You Learn and Use SAS from UCLA
Getting Started with SAS for Windows Tutorial from Indiana University

SPSS Resources

SPSS, Inc.
SPSS Documentation from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
SPSS FAQ from Cornell
Resources to Help You Learn and Use SPSS from UCLA
Getting Started with SPSS for Windows Tutorial from Indiana University
Raynald's SPSS Tools
Join the SPSS-L listserv

Stata Resources

Stata Corporation
An Introduction to Stata from UW-Madison's Social Science Computing Cooperative
Join the Statalist listserv
Statalist Archives at Stata Corporation