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RE: st: Stata vs SPSS
gives a 1968 start date.
That's 38 years to get it right...
> But, the SPSS GUI has to be good because nobody in the world could
> possibly remember all of SPSS's wildly inconsistent syntax. I can't
> think of any good reason for the inconsistencies; I'm sure it just
> reflects the fact that different routines were written by different
> programmers and SPSS, unfortunately, made little effort to impose any
> consistency. Stata, which is at least 10 years younger than SPSS,
> probably benefited from seeing what other programs had done wrong.
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