Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 10:58:56 -0400
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Subject: Bad news about SPSS 12.0 - Not a Mandate
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Mark is right, there are options available as well as templates to make
these option "easier to use."
The graphics engine has greatly improved so don't pass judgment until you
see its capabilities.
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Subject: Re: Bad news about SPSS 12.0
True. In the beta version that we tested, 3-D effects were an option.
Obviously, their (ab)use is at the discretion of the user. However, I think
SPSS is looking more toward business users with the 3-D option. No, I don't
think that makes them any more useful (perhaps it makes them even more
dangerous). However, i think it is what that sector wanted.
Mark A. Davenport Ph.D.
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>>> MichaŽl Opgenhaffen <michael.opgenhaffen@SOC.KULEUVEN.AC.BE>
9/2/2003 10:07:21 AM >>>
I think this 3d-effect is an option, thus we're not forced to use this...
At 15:01 2-9-2003 +0100, David Hitchin wrote:
>I learn from
>that SPSS 12.0 will include "3-D effects for pie and bar charts".
>Is there an honest statistician in his or her right mind who would
>There seems to be very strong case for arguing that everything
>non-essential added to a plot makes it harder to read. Perhaps these
>gimmicks could be useful when embarrassing information has to be
>and some way has to be found to make it hard to read.
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