[Blindmath] Questions from a struggling student.

Jared Wright wright.jaredm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 11:01:20 CST 2010

R is very accessible and can be used, if I recall,  completely through a 
command line interface. I know there're some folks on the list who are 
extremely well versed in that area, so I should probably let them 
comment further as I have had little direct use of it myself.


On 1/28/2010 11:16 AM, Faiz Rasool wrote:
> Hi All,
> My name is Faiz. I am a student of Sociology, studying in University of Karachi, karachi, Pakistan. I have joined the list today.
> I am having serious problems in finding a way of statistically analyzing quantitative data that is typically collected in social research. In my University SPSS is used. From what I know, SPss is not jaws friendly. The other possible option is R statistical package, but no one use it here, and I am unaware of its accessibility as well.
> Instead of telling everyone about the frustrating situation I am facing, I am going to ask two questions. if anyone can answer them, I will be grateful.
> One what statistical package I can use with Jaws. the type of analysis I need to do include the common statistical tests like chi-square, correlation, regression, and perhaps factor analysis.
> Two Considering that R  is a free statistical package, I would be interested to know that does it have the capabilities to perform the tasks mentioned above.
> In sum, I need, and want to learn to perform statistical analysis mentioned above using a statistical package. However what program should I use and what program is accessible with jaws are two questions answers to which I do not have.
> Thanks all for reading.
> Faiz.
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