Thursday, March 14, 2013

Statistical Analysis Class

It's bad enough that I struggle to keep my head above water learning how to analyze statistical software output.  What completely overwhelms me is that I can't figure out how to use the analysis software (which is command-driven and seems straight out of the 1970s or 80s) and I guess we're just supposed to figure out how to use it by watching the instructor use it.

Glug, glug, glug.


Anonymous said...

What analysis software are you using?

-Mark Roulo

Darren said...


I know it's not as difficult to learn as R would be, but neither is it as user-friendly as Systat/Mystat or Minitab.

Anonymous said...

Ask the prof if you can use the software that you prefer. If you can do the analysis and get the right answer, why would he care?

Steve USMA '85 said...

Darren, if you want, we use SAS here at Census. If you need help, let me know. If I can't answer the question, I guarantee someone here can.

Darren said...

What I really need, since this isn't really a SAS course, is a list of the major SAS commands and what they do.

proc reg vs. proc glm
model fitting
how to do the major tests
how to generate the different graphs

This could be a handout for the course.