Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 12:25:49 -0800
Reply-To: "Theise, Eric" <ETheise@anesthesia.ucsf.edu>
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From: "Theise, Eric" <ETheise@anesthesia.ucsf.edu>
Subject: versions and platforms
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I'm looking for examples of how people get by in a multi-platform environment. Specifically, our campus has a license for SPSS/Windows: version 12, base, plus a couple of modules. That package seems to have the feature set we need in our Center. And though it's really pedestrian, the ability to use >8 character variable names is important to our workflow.
Our Center Director works primarily on a Mac, though he is a power Windows user as well. Apparently, SPSS still has no release date for version 12 for the Mac. So we seem to be faced with two options:
* run SPSS/Windows version 12 under Virtual PC
* run SPSS/Mac version 11 and deal with extensive variable renaming/relabeling as data passes back and forth throughout our group
I wonder if anyone has any experiences using SPSS under Virtual PC, or if there are other options that I'm missing.
Many thanks in advance.