There is no "best" package, it really depends on what you need to do, who you need to collaborate with and what your personal preferences are.
Among the free options, one increasingly popular choice is the package "R". R is related to the commercial package S-Plus. R can be a challenge to learn, particularly because it is driven by a command-line interface (although graphical interfaces are available, for example "R Commander"). If you take the time to go through a couple of tutorials, you will be able to do most basic (and many not so basic) types of analysis fairly quickly (less if you already know a programming language); I would recommend working through the short book by Venebles et. al. ("An Introduction to R", available as a free pdf from R-Project.org). There are many add on packages that help with analysis of social science data (that is panel and cross-sectional data). R is widely used by statisticians, and it is starting to displace SAS/Stata/SPSS in the social sciences to a limited extent, particularly in Economics and Psychology. R is a good choice if you intend to interact with statisticians, if you need to write custom routines, if you like to program, if you want support from a large and dynamic user community or if you need to do very high-end statistics.
However, R may not be the best choice for many people, and you have to consider whether you are willing to invest time to learn to use it and if you are willing to endure a steep learning curve.
Also, R is known for having difficulties with very large datasets (more than a few million rows). There are ways to work around this, but they are highly technical. Of course, this isn't an issue for most users.
If you just need to do some basic stats with minimal frustration, you might consider looking at some alternatives, especially PSPP. PSPP is a freeware clone of SPSS. Since most features are available using the user interface (e.g. menus, checkboxes, buttons,...), the software does not have the steep learning curve that R has, so you can be up and running very quickly. PSPP is not as extensible as R, and you do not have quite as much control over the particulars of the analysis you run (at least not via the GUI, but you can write scripts, and PSPP can run scripts written for SPSS). If you need to work with people who use SPSS or if you prefer to use a GUI, you might try PSPP first. Also, PSPP handles very large datasets fairly well, so if you need to process datasets with tens of millions of rows or more, this may be the only freeware choice. A major limitation is that PSPP does not do a great job of handling panel data, which is why it is not very widely used by economists and some other social scientists.
Another option is a package called Vista. It's mainly a statistical visualization package. It is menu driven and is somewhat like JMP (a SAS product) and Tableau, although the visualizations and interface aren't as refined. You may to want download Vista and give it a try.
Most analysts have more than one package in their toolchest, so keep in mind that learning one package does not prevent you from learning a second package later if the need arises. There are other freeware packages out there, but R and PSPP are the most common, and have the largest user support groups.
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How can i apply statistical formulas in social science.
SPSS is often used for statistical analysis.
The social science guide for class 9 is not available for free download. To download the social science guide for class 9, you need to pay for it.
The people in societies can be subdivided into many overlapping groups. In statistical science, each of these groups can be called "populations" and subgroups of these can be chosen as "samples" . Statistical procedures can be used to summarise counts and measurements taken in regard to populations. Estimates of the characteristics of populations are also made by studying samples. Statistical methods are also available to check whether mathematical relationships are more or less likely to have been caused by chance. The various statistics obtained by these procedures are often used in discussions by social scientists to advance or disprove their theories.
There are a variety of options available for social networking software. The most popular of course would be the software used by the top social networking sites today. Some software is open source which means it is editable for programmers.
I would not be able to provide names of stores that offer social networking software in Australia without a city name. There are free social network software available worldwide such as Boonex, Igloo and Scuttle.
Social science is science.
Norman R. Kurtz has written: 'Statistical analysis for the social sciences' -- subject(s): Statistical methods, Social sciences 'Workbook for \\' -- subject(s): Statistical methods, Social sciences
it is a social science
Social networks and other software that imply human communication.
By definition social science is science.
Statistical application is used a all the brancnces. for example business econocic social etc Statistical application is used a all the brancnces. for example business econocic social etc
The field of physical science is not a social science
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Yes, political science is a social science.
No because it is not a type of science it is a form of social science
Yes, social science is, by definition (and methodology), a science.
economics is a social science
social science because you are interacting.
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.
It would be social science.
Yes social studies and social science are the same.