Our friend and colleague Phil Spector passed away on 15 January 2020, at home and surrounded by friends. Phil was a generous, quick-witted wine officianado who also loved professional wrestling, music, and helping people. He was also greatly amused that one of his own photos used to be a top internet search result for the word "beard". We hope you continue to find these materials enlightening.

My name is Phil Spector and I used to be the Applications Manager and Software Consultant for the Statistical Computing Facility in the Department of Statistics at University of California at Berkeley. I was also an Adjunct Professor in the Statistics department, where I taught courses in Statistical Computing. I started at UC Berkeley in 1987. Before that, I was a Senior Research Statistician at SAS Institute for four years, right after receiving my Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. In my deeper past, I've been a high school teacher and an analytical chemist. (Feel free to look at my resume if you'd like to know the details.) |

PERL5 | Postscript | |

Python | ||

LaTeX2e | Postscript | |

BibTeX | ||

LaTeX | Postscript | |

SAS | ||

Matlab | ||

SQL | ||

CGI Programming |

Postscript |

- Introduction
- Shells, Part I
- Shells, Part II
- Unix Commands
- Regular Expressions
- Not Quite Unix
- File Permissions
- Introduction to perl
- Perl Applications

- An Introduction to Splus (pdf)
- Writing Functions in Splus (pdf)
- Statistical Models and Graphics in Splus (pdf)

I've also prepared an introduction to R based on the Splus introduction, along with a more detailed tutorial, similar to the SAS and LaTeX tutorials.

Syllabi | Course Home Page |
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Concepts in Computing with Data | Statistics 133 |

Introduction to Statistical Computing | Statistics 243 |

Statistical Computing | Statistics 244 |

Resources for Statistical Computing | Statistics 296 |

Introduction to the SAS System | Statistics 100 |