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From: Friedrich Beckmann
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: PSPP on Mac
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:53:48 +0100

Dear Beat,

thank you for your feedback! I added an entry to the bugtracker

for your proposal to have boxplot and QQ plot available via the EXAMINE



> Am 23.11.2016 um 08:03 schrieb Hulliger Beat <address@hidden>:
> Dear Friedrich
> In the mean time I have seen installations of the dmg package of PSPP on 
> several Mac Systems including El Capitan and Sierra. Usually without 
> problems. Even some students that tried desperately to install SPSS (we have 
> a site licence) and failed in the end had no problems with the installation 
> of the dmg package of PSPP.
> The windows are displayed very small in the beginning but can be enlarged.
> A general remark on psppire: For me the most urgent addition to PSPPire would 
> be the integration of Boxplots and QQ-Plots in the Explore Window and/or 
> Graphs Window. Second priority would be Mann-Whitney U-test. 
> I appreciate that PSPP actually does a QQ-Plot in the examine procedure in 
> spite of the command "npplot": Outliers are better detected with QQ-plots 
> than with PP-plots. 
> Thanks a lot for the port! It saved a lot of sweat and tears!
> Regards,
> Beat
> Von: Friedrich Beckmann [mailto:address@hidden 
> Gesendet: Freitag, 14. Oktober 2016 19:05
> An: Hulliger Beat
> Cc: pspp-users
> Betreff: Re: PSPP-BUG: PSPP on Mac
> Dear Beat,
> thanks for your description of your experience with pspp on MacOS. As an 
> alternative to MacPorts, there is a dmg package which can be installed the 
> usual Mac way also for other MacOS versions.
> See:
> Maybe you and your students could give me a feedback about your experience 
> with this package.
> Regards
> Friedrich 
> Am 14.10.2016 um 09:08 schrieb Hulliger Beat <address@hidden>:
> Neither my IT support nor my students were capable to install PSPP through 
> MacPorts. Therefore, I am very grateful for the mpkg packages prepared by 
> Jeremy Lavergne up to OS X 10.8. My alternative suggestion to students with a 
> Mac is to install an Oracle Virtual Box, a Lubuntu Operating system on the 
> Virtual Box and then install PSPP from the appropriate Synaptic Package 
> server. It seems that not all of these servers are fully up to date and I had 
> to add the czech repository. At least on my Windows system it works.
> BTW: Installing PSPP on Windows takes 2 minutes.
> Thanks to the developers and to Jeremy!
> Beat Hulliger
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