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Slightly off topic news about SPSS

From: Alan Mead
Subject: Slightly off topic news about SPSS
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:21:31 -0500
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Sorry if news about SPSS is not of interest to everyone, but Yahoo is reporting that IBM will acquire SPSS:

What caught my eye is that both SPSS and IBM describe SPSS as a business analytic tool. As a psychologist, I've felt that SPSS no longer cares about serving my needs, and I fear that IBM's acquisition will only accelerate that. Certainly the price of the software is growing beyond what's reasonable for my to pay to analyze my experimental data.

So, I've seen a lot more users on this list over the past year and I would hazard a guess that if PSPP is ready for general purpose use in a year, you might get a big influx of new users fleeing SPSS.


Alan D. Mead, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology
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