Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 16:52:50 GMT
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From: "William S. Kossack" <wskossack@ATTBI.COM>
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Subject: Re: Oracle vs. SAS tools
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This is typical of the dumbing down of America.
I've had someone argue that a list comparing percentages as statistical
when there was a clear posibility of deception taking place. I've seen people
exclaim how raw counts are proof of another argument.
In American business if you want to have a data analysis done you get a DBA but
everytime I've challenged a DBA to do a simple linear regression analysis using
SQL they ask
'what is that?'. If they know what a simple regression is and have the brains
from part of the human anatomy that is lower on the body and larger than the
brain on many
DBAs) to load it into anything besides Oracle they use Excel.
PS...I used to know the people at Thinking Machines when they were developing
Darwin. I helped
them improve a bunch so someone besides an engineer could use it. The last
time I saw it it was
greatly improved from version 1 but still not a replacement for SAS.
Chris Smith wrote:
> A consultant working for my company said to me..."Not too many people using
> SAS anymore...everyone uses Oracle now."
> What did he mean? Has anyone had any experience (first-hand or otherwise)
> using Oracle's:
> 1) Campaign management tools (E-Business)
> 2) Customer data/list mangement (Integrate, Address)
> 3) Modeling/Mining (Darwin)