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Re: pspp and R?

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: pspp and R?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 20:20:14 -0700
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Jeremy Gray <address@hidden> writes:

> PSPP sounds like a great idea, I look forward to seeing it
> realized. I'm wondering if you folks have considered using R
> ( as the statistical engine of PSPP, with
> PSPP providing an SPSS-style user interface? this could potentially
> speed up development of pspp, in terms of providing stats, and could
> make R a lot more user friendly for people used to SPSS  (e.g., most
> research psychologists). R has been adapted to be call-able from
> within perl, for example, so I am pretty sure that what I am
> suggesting is feasible (no idea how easy, of course). R is widely
> respected, and has a strong and active development base.

I'm aware of R.  I don't think it's a good way to implement PSPP.
Ben Pfaff 
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