Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 00:00:01 -0400
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Charles R. Neufeld" <neufeld@EMAIL.UNC.EDU>
Subject: Re: SPSS 6.1 PowerMac
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As soon as SAS builds in a few more things, e.g., multivariate
normality tests and a couple of other diagnostic assumption checks
(which--by the way--you can download in macro form from SAS) it'll
simply wipe out any possible advantage that SPSS has on the Powermac.
I get the site-license SAS stuff as a student--so I don't have to pay
the relatively high cost that most users would beyond the academic
realm, but, hey, I want to run statistics not restart every bloody
five minutes when a hastily designed and poorly tested program fails
SAS simply smokes on my PCI powermac with system 7.5.
I like the Mac interface--and SAS doesn't have much on SPSS here.
But, I'll write SAS code all day and submit my programs without a
Fess up SPSS--
You've committed a real injustice to the MAC community.
Own up to it by more than the feeble--we tested it on such and such a
system and it worked fine.
I can run an ancient version of MacDraw on my Powermac--why can't I
run your most recent version?