About a year ago the author of "Raynald's SPSS Tools", Raynald Levesque, let me know that he decided to reduce the amount of SPSS programming services to have more time for his family (including 5 grandchildren!) on retirement. He was looking for a volunteer who will take over spsstools.net site. In 2005-06 I created Russian version of spsstools.net (spsstools.ru) by translating almost all pages and code comments of the original web-site. That was a great possibility to learn a lot about SPSS. I suggested myself be Ray's successor.

In September 2014 we had finished domain transfer. Thank you very much, Raynald!

Now I am responsible for site content and operation. As Raynald, I am not IBM's employee (currently IBM is the vendor of SPSS product). Starting from 2009 I am with Predictive Solutions company (based in Moscow, Russia), dealing with statistical consulting and data mining, developing SPSS-based solutions, as well as with SPSS training and licensing SPSS products.

I wish to thank also current and (I hope!) future contributors to the code collection. Any suggestions and remarks re site content are welcomed.


Anton Balabanov