|Subject:||Re: Windows PSPPIRE/PSPP is pretty wonky|
|Date:||Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:59:36 +0100|
I don't think Alan was trying to be disparaging.
Bug reports are always welcome (although address@hidden might have been
a better place to report it). In fact, we rely on users' feedback in order
to improve the software.
On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 04:09:08PM +0100, Michał Dubrawski wrote:
Although what you are saying are things that could be improved in PSPP you
should remember that PSPP is still under development - it is not version
Even in version 1.0 I believe there could be and probably will be things
worth improving - recently I had SPSS version 22 installed on my computer
in the office - first my colleagues from IT department installed SPSS
itself, and then a very large file with bug fixes. Not long ago we had here
on PSPP mailing list a large discussion about bugs in various versions of
SPSS - I myself know person who found some mistakes in SPSS tables output
(it was probably version 12, 13 or 15 then - sorry I don't remember) and
after some time received bug fixes correcting this output.
And SPSS is commercial product, each version they distribute is considered
to be complete and ready to be used.
PSPP is developed by people who do that by their goodwill. PSPP is not
finished and sometimes we all find things that we want to do but it's not
possible because these features are not yet implemented, but I really
appreciate the work of PSPP developers and all the people supporting the
project. With current PSPP I can do many things the SPSS-way even when I
don't have access to SPSS, and some things are easier for me to be done
that way rather than in R or recently in Python (although there are other
data operations and analysis that are much easier for me to be done in R or
Happy New Year to all of you :-)
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