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Re: SPSS vs PSPP
Re: SPSS vs PSPP
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 09:57:04 +0000
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 08:04:49AM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
Rodolfo Martinez <address@hidden> writes:
> My name is Rodolfo Martinez and I am the Executive Director of Ontario
> Immigrant Network. We are a non-profit dedicated to grass roots research
> immigrant integration issues. We are currently carrying out a large
> project which will require a large amount of statistical analysis.?? When
> originally planning out our budget, we factored in the cost of SPSS.??
> However, my background with using GNU/Linux over the years led me to
> open-source equivalents for some of the software that we use.
> Obviously, this has brought me to you. So far, it seems that PSPP would
> us perfectly. Over the next year, I would like to run a comparison of how
> PSPP stacks up vs SPSS in our "real world" applications to see if we
> maybe share this with other non-profits doing similar projects.?? I was
> wondering if from time to time someone from your organization may be
> interested in offering help/pointers, and if you would be interested in
> findings at the end of our year long project.
I don't see any other replies to this, so I'll give it a go. As
you run into problems, please feel free to consult the PSPP
mailing lists for help and pointers. I am interested in the
I too would be interested. You say that you will be doing a large amount of
statistical analysis. Do you anticipate that you will be performing analyses
on large datasets? or just a lot of analyses on smaller data sets? PSPP should
be able to efficiently cope with large data sets, but you have to make a few
Also bear in mind that not all of the analyses have menu options, so if you
don't see what you need, consult the manual (or ask on address@hidden).
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