Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 11:23:00 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Bramley-M <bramley.m@PG.COM>
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From: Michael Bramley-M <bramley.m@PG.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS vs SPlus
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I don't mean to be harsh, but it sounds as though S+ is not really been given a
chance. It can do many things very quickly and provide you with presentation
results for graphics every time with little work. This is unlike SAS/GRAPH,
where I often have to hammer away at it to get it to produce what I want, only
to discover that the results look possitively disturbing when I import them into
WORD, etc. Or that I have to back-door it into my app.
This may be an artifact of my having more S+ than SAS experience, but I truly
find that the "point/click/generalize and save the generated code" method can
work so much easier/quicker than clunking around for old SAS programs. I can
generate graphs a lot faster than I can find old programs that did <insert
function here>. Maybe this means I should start indexing code/projects
Either way, S+ has truly improved itself over the years, and I find it so much
easier than SAS to perform EDA (that I can present to the client quickly). I am
in the midst of getting R up and running (inc. all of the free packages), so my
cost may plummet. However, I will constantly be looking for that gui front end
that makes it oh-so easy to do what *I* want.
BTW: I don't have to take much in the way of medication <g>
FWIW, my $0.02...