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Re: PSPPire problems

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPPire problems
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 05:59:20 +0800
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Like you say, pspp is currently a volunteer effort.  One way in which
you could get the statistical procedures that you need, would be to
hire a programmer to implement them for you.  If you find others who
share your requirements, then you could share the cost also.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 06:14:51AM -0300, Paulo Silveira wrote:
     Dear fellows,
     Sincerely, I am a bit disappointed with PSPP. After some struggle, I
     finally succeeded to make it install and work. Its features, however,
     are miles of distance of the inspirational SPSS. Although´╗┐ PSPP has a
     similar interface and a similar way to select variables, only the most
     basic statistics is already implemented, like ANOVA and t test. ´╗┐It not
     only lacks more difficult implementations such as the nice discriminant
     analysis that SPSS has, but also simple non-parametric tests are still
     I am aware it is free and a voluntary project, so I congratulate the
     initiative and I am not blaming the developers. I hope success for this
     necessary project. On the other hand, much simpler statistical packages
     have a minimal number of resources greater than PSPP. A lot of
     additional effort is still necessary to rise PSPP to the level it can be
     called a SPSS alternative.
     I am not a developer, nor a profound statistics expert, thus I am in a
     quest to find an statistics package for my work under linux. I only know
     R, which seems very hard to use. Do you have idea of others?
     On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 09:40 +0100, Matej Kovacic wrote:
     > Hi,
     > I sent test datasets and screenscoots to de developers list.
     > However - if a create a delimited TXT file with Gedit on Linux and
     > import it into PSPP, everything works just fine.
     > So it is really a problem of no having an option to manually select
     > default encoding of the dataset.
     > bye, Matej
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