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On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Cruz Enrique Borges
> I was wondering if I can install SPSS in gentoo linux. I personally use R but
> my brother don't have the skill to manage in a command line enviorment.
> He has tryed rk-ward and PSPP and don't fell confortable enought so he wants
> to try with the spss linux port.
> Have anyone manage to install it? I have google for an ebuild or a how-to
> without luck and I will trying to download the package right now.
SPSS is licensed software so you'll have to ensure you have one.
Never installed before, but I'd imagine it comes packaged with an
installer (or as an RPM) and I'd be inclined to install locally into
users home directory (e.g. ~/bin). Not a very clean/gentoo approach,
but I doubt it warrants writing an ebuild.
You might want to consider some of the R GUI's such as...
...and others detailed at http://sciviews.org/_rgui/
"The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does
not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body
of data." ~ John Tukey (1986), "Sunset salvo". The American
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