Some Mac-using Industrial Economics students at school asked me for help about these two topics but I couldn't provide much of it. The gist of their problems are described below. Any help of info would be appreciated. 1) Statistical software for the Mac Their econometrics professor uses EViews, which I understand is similar to SPSS but geared toward economists' needs. I found the freeware R for Mac OS X but have no idea how good it is. Any comments or pointers to other sites or other similar programs would be much appreciated. 2) Making Excel for the Mac more "Windows-like" Another Windows-using professor teaches them complicated formulas to run in Excel, but they are having difficulties because some of the commands (especially the keyboard shortcuts) are not the same. Is there a way to '"skin" Excel for the Mac (in a manner of speaking) so that you can use the keyboard in exactly the same way you use it with Excel for Windows?