Roland <roland.rashleigh-berry@VIRGIN.NET> rather rudely replied to Ace:
>> <dons flameproof suit>
>> There are many advantages to this, not least that it tends to take
>> design and programming further away from the statisticians and into
>> the hands of proper IT people, where it belongs.
> I couldn't agree with you more. The way statisticians write SAS code
> me of the drawings 6 year old children show their parents. "Oh yes
> that's LOVELY. What is it? Oh yes, I see it now. Yes, it looks just
> one. That's VERY good".
I have no complaint with Ace's comment. If one is paying IT personnel
do their jobs, then one should not be letting others muck about there.
HOWEVER, I do object to Roland's slap in the face. Roland, let me ask
in this public forum: When have you had grounds to criticize the code
up on the list by me? Or Dale McLerran? Or any of the other
who participate in this list/newsgroup? I find your remarks insulting,
my formerly-high opinion of you is considerably reduced.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist