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Re: st: Stata vs SPSS


From   cryan@binghamton.edu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata vs SPSS
Date   Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:43:14 -0400 (EDT)

Can SPSS be used entirely from a command-line interface?  If so, it would
be interesting to see your students' reactions if you allowed SPSS, but
only via command-line--no mouse-clicking.  In other words, required them
to submit the SPSS equivalent of do-files.  This would be a way of
separating their love of SPSS (of which I am skeptical) from their love of
pretty mouse-driven GUIs (which I am hypothesizing is more the issue.)

--Chris

> On 10/15/06, Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu> wrote:
>> However, I suspect that isn't the kind of thing your students were
>> complaining about!  Who are these people, what is the field of study,
>> what sorts of things are they going to need to do in their future
>> careers?
>
> These are graduate students majoring in Nutrition or Epidemiology.
> They are being trained primarily for academic research. They are going
> to be expected to perform simple statistical analyses (t-test, etc.)
> and data manipulation.
>
> Raphael

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