Angelos Markos bio photo

Angelos Markos

Data Scientist, Professor, Runner

Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

OK this is getting better and better. It’s been some time since SPSS allows for custom dialogs to be set up which could execute R code within SPSS by simply pointing and clicking through the main menu. In this way, you can make R functionality available to users who have no knowledge of R or do not intent to invest on learning a command-line language. SPSS 23 comes with plenty of new built-in dialogs.


You need to install SPSS 23 together with R 3.1.0 and Essentials for R. No time to write a proper tutorial, but it wasn’t a tricky process at all. Got excited with the parametric IRT methods provided under Scale (see image below).

Parametric IRT methods in SPSS? Cool.

SPSS + R Essentials