Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:39:53 -0500
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From: "Weeks, Kyle" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: SPSS 17
There are definitely times to use the Viewer. In Andrew's original posting, he was exporting the output to another application, I was simply suggesting using the Output management System as a more parsimonious way of getting the output to his final destination. We will continue to explore ways to speed up performance in all areas.
You can try turning on anti-aliasing for the font issue. Here are the steps from support:
Anti-aliasing can be turned on by running SPSS from a command prompt via the 'jcrun.bat' file in the main application folder.
>CD \Program Files\SPSSStatistics17.0
Before running via the batch file, it is necessary to edit 'jcrun.bat' in a text editor.
1. Rename 'jcrun.bat' to 'jcrun.old'
2. Open 'jcrun.old' in a text editor
3. Modify the following:
-Dswing.aatext=falseThe result seems to depend heavily on the type of display you have and perhaps the screen resolution and font.
The result seems to depend heavily on the type of display you have and perhaps the screen resolution and font.
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of bronnick
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3:33 AM
Subject: Re: SPSS 17
Weeks, Kyle wrote:
> Andrew, there are now much more efficient ways to accomplish this. You
> can use the Output Management System to send the table directly to Excel
> and bypass the Viewer completely. It seems like you are just using the
> Viewer as a temporary destination in order to create the Excel table.
> Kyle Weeks, Ph.D.
Dear dr. Weeks,
Unfortunately, there are situations where one needs to use the viewer. Both
SPSS 16 and 17 are terribly slow in rendering output, especially whenever
there is a large amount of it. SPSS 15 and earlier were VERY much faster.
Add to this the horrible font-rendering on Windows, not using Cleartype, and
the conclusion is that you have ruined a great product. In my organization,
SPSS has a very strong position, but personally, I'm sticking with SPSS 15
and looking into the alternatives, because I'm not willing to accept your
new JAVA-programmed interface.
Kolbjørn S. Brønnick, Ph.d
Senior research scientist
Norwegian centre for movement disorders
Stavanger University Hospital
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