Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 14:24:32 -0600
Reply-To: "Tverdek, Edward" <etverdek@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Tverdek, Edward" <etverdek@SPSS.COM>
Subject: Re: SPSS output
GradPack versions of SPSS 7.5.x can indeed be upgraded.
The instructions referred to here point out that
SPSS GradPack 7.5 cannot be upgraded to 7.5.2 via
the downloadable patch, and advise users to call
SPSS's Customer Service representatives, who will
cheerfully send new 7.5.2 (now 7.5.3) installation
media. There was apparently some miscommunication
when your colleague called. If he asked literally
about "student versions," it's possible that the
rep to whom he spoke quite understandably interpreted
this as the SPSS Student Version, which is a subset
of the standard SPSS base and cannot be upgraded
with a patch.
Please let your colleague know that if he has SPSS
7.5, he has an upgrade coming to him that's there
for the asking.
Hope this clarifies things,
SPSS Technical Support
>From: Christopher Gunn[SMTP:1k1mgm@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU]
>Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 1997 6:24 PM
>Subject: Re: SPSS output
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Terry Taerum"
>>For these scripts to work you need to be using version 7.52 of SPSS.
>>The upgrade from 7.5 to 7.52 can be obtained at:
>Not if you have the 'grad pack' version, it can't. Isn't that an
>interesting development.... Guy in one of my classes was overheard
>stomping off saying he's 'never going to give SPSS another dime'
>after he called them (per the instructions found on the above
>URL) and they told him the patches were not available for
>Christopher Gunn Molecular Graphics and Modeling Laboratory
>email@example.com University of Kansas
>Phone: 913-864-4428 or -4495 Malott Hall
> Lawrence, KS 66045