Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 05:40:31 GMT
Reply-To: Aldo-Pier Solari <SOLARIS@CICEI.ULPGC.ES>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Aldo-Pier Solari <SOLARIS@CICEI.ULPGC.ES>
Organization: Universidad de Las Palmas de G.C.
Subject: Re: [SAS vs SPSS]
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]I have a shelf full of SAS books and two SPSS references. My
]comparison? I have a lot more control over how I want the SPSS
]output to look than the SAS output and have virtually given up
]trying to learn SAS syntax.
I agree SPSS is a good package to run onto huge (i.e. several
million cells) data bases as well as repetitive jobs. However,
SPSS is still lousy as graphics are concerned: We have to export
all data to be plotted on to other packages (such as Grapher,
SPSS would become a high-end must-have if it incorporated good
graphics (such as Systat from the good old days which was bought
by SPSS and "killed" as it'd never be ported to the 32b world).
Merry Xmas from the Canary Is.