|Date: ||Fri, 7 Jun 1996 22:26:23 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||Steve Doliov <doliov@WCO.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Steve Doliov <doliov@WCO.COM>|
|Organization: ||West Coast Online, Inc.|
|Subject: ||Re: Galaxy? Tickle? Some other front end for a non-techie|
Scot A. Richardson (email@example.com) wrote:
<...want friendly interface to elementary statistical reporting in SAS...>
to the detriment of my own business, have you tried the SAS ASSIST
product. i think it works reasonably well.
otherwise, i would be happy to build a custom (AF/Frame Entry) interface
for you (would not be too expensive).
...now a word to the wise....
i have been buidling custom interfaces for quite some time. some are
text-based, some are GUI based. although this is a great selling point
initially, i find that many clients, usually the would be users, once the
interface is developed, decide that
a) they would rather have someone who gets paid less than they do sit
there and push the buttons required to produce the rudimentary reports
b) the results they get lead them to ask more questions, whic the
rudimentary interface software cannot do. so a SAS programmer gets hired
to do both the rudimentary reports and any subsequent ones.
now maybe all this means that i don't build great interfaces, but hts is
not what my clients have told me.
statistical solutions inc.