Re: R-beta: exchanging data between R/Splus and SPSS

Ben Pfaff (efh@nessie.mcc.ac.uk)
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 21:05:23 -0000 (GMT)


In-Reply-To: <x2wwdt84ll.fsf@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 21:05:23 -0000 (GMT)
From: (Ted Harding) <efh@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: R-beta: exchanging data between R/Splus and SPSS

On 17-Mar-98 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> writes:
> 
>> Ben can give the definitive answer but AFAIK fiasco has metamorphosed
>> into PSPP whose development is ongoing.  The latest version of pspp is
>> 0.1.16, available from ftp://pfaffben.user.msu.edu/pspp/
> 
> Affirmative. Is that "Pfaff's Statistical Program Package", BTW? Last
> I looked, it hadn't come very far in the way of actual statistics
> (concentrating on the database handling issues), and certainly none of
> the interactive features of SPSS. I wonder how far it is now?

Confirmed. ftp://pfaffben.user.msu.edu/fiasco -> pspp and (from the README
under pspp):
==================================================================
This is the distribution archive for PSPP, a free, compatible
replacement for the statistical program SPSS.  PSPP was originally
named Fiasco.

Currently PSPP source code is available from the following sites:

* ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/pspp

This site always has the latest sources for PSPP and patches from
earlier versions.

* ftp://pfaffben.user.msu.edu/pub/pspp

This site has source code tarballs for present and past versions, as
well as patches.  Unfortunately, this site is not available from
mid-December to mid-January or mid-May to mid-August.

Binaries are not yet available for any OS.
==================================================================
Thanks for the responses!
Ted.


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