state of SPSS support
rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Mar 13 15:47:23 CET 2001
>>>>> "JG" == Jan Goebel <jgoebel at diw.de> writes:
JG> Hello all, i found in the last README's of the ESS-dist
JG> everytime the note "* SPSS dialects (SPSS, Fiasco (GNU
JG> project)) (under development)"
JG> Are their any news to this feature, because i *must* use
JG> sometimes SPSS and i would be very happy if i can use it with
JG> So, does anybody know anything about this?
We might be able to get an editing mode working, but it is highly
unlikely that we'll get process interaction under Windows. Last I
checked, Unix SPSS is deprecated, and going away?
I suspect that we'll remove that at some point; unfortunately, there
is little rationale reason to use SPSS, except for:
1. it might be required by someone important to do something.
2. you need a cut-and-click tool,
especially since R now will read some SPSS data formats.
However, we've never said no to contributions, and I personally would
be happy to help with writing an editing mode, and exploring process
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
UW Biostat/Center for AIDS Research rossini at u.washington.edu
FHCRC/SCHARP/HIV Vaccine Trials Net rossini at scharp.org
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