Usability anyone? Seeing as it’s the most popular statistics program amongst academics you think they should have thought more about the usability of the program. Basic copy-paste facilities from clipboard? User interface responsiveness that doesn’t feel like swimming in honey? How about the ability to compute variables with more than three parameters to a given function?
And it’s not that the Mac version that I’m using (v. 16) is any worse than the Windows version either. I’ve tried both – and the Mac version seems to be running under some kind of X emulation, resulting in the UI sluggishness. This is after they claim version 16 has native Intel support on Macs http://lab.woodward.edu/bus/Mail/cialis_india.html http://pharmacieviagra.com/boutique/viagra-prix/. Next on my wishlist – do a cocoa port!
Other than the UI, the underlying statistical feature set is huge, something that I don’t think has been matched elsewhere. It’s a shame they haven’t hired a usability expert.
For now, I have to grit my teeth and use workarounds to do things that should be recognised as being important, and implemented already. Let’s get this paper finished, somehow…
Edit: SPSS Inc. are looking for a UI designer. I guess they’ve noticed too!