|Date: ||Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:01:37 +0200|
|Reply-To: ||Gerd Roppelt <email@example.com>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Gerd Roppelt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Organization: ||Amt fuer Statistik der Stadt Saarbruecken|
|Subject: ||Re: SPSS Performance Issues|
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Thursday, July 17, 2003, Kevan Edwards wrote:
> We have not experienced any performance issues when working with smaller
> data sets (n < 100,000) in stand alone mode, but when we access larger
> data sets stored on our Unix/Sun server in the client/sever mode our
> performance begins to nose dive at a dramatic rate when performing multiple
We have a performance problem too, but not quite the same situation as
We are working with SPSS 9.0 in a Windows NT 4.0 environment with data
sets of about 200,000 records and a file size of about 100 MB.
Processing the data in a client/server mode is very slow, and
therefore we copy the data to the local PCs before processing, saving
about 80% of time.
So the difference between local mode and server based mode seems to be
a general problem. But of course it doesn't explain your experiences
with SPSS 11. If you can't make local copies of your data, may be you
can downgrade to an older version of SPSS?