Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 10:53:35 EST
Reply-To: Jerry Dallal <jerry@MINT.HNRC.TUFTS.EDU>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jerry Dallal <jerry@MINT.HNRC.TUFTS.EDU>
Organization: Tufts University
Subject: Re: spss alternatives?
In article <email@example.com>, stubie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Whenever I mention that our company uses SPSS for its market research
> analytics, I always get a grimace, and an answer like "Why?", its awful.
> Are there other , more powerful or friendlier packages? I personally like
> using SPSS, but I'm starting to get worried that we should be using
> something else?
Just out of curiosity, do you have any sense of why you get a grimace?
Any sense of what package would not elicit a grimace?
I'd ask the same questions if, in your post, SPSS had been replaced by
SAS, SYSTAT, S-Plus, Stata, or any other solid package starting with S.
They all have their particular strengths and weaknesses, but none
clearly dominates the others (with the exception of SAS's DATA step).