Yes, this happened over the past two years at Ohio State. I am not a
statistics expert and asked other what alternatives we had in statistics
programs that would serve the folks that use SPSS and there were not many
alternatives. We also license a number of other packages, MINITAB, SAS,
SYSTAT, JMP, N6/NVivo but each seems to serve a different audience. Others
on campus license S-Plus and others. I do not have any suggestions of help,
only that we're in the same boat. Chuck.
At 06:09 PM 6/17/2003 -0700, Stafford Cox wrote:
>I would like to ask if other universities/colleges have received steep
>increases in the SPSS licensing fee.
>The California State University System SPSS fees will increase by 300%
>and we are debating the costs of doing business with such companies that
>appear to take advantage of their success.
>We have other statistical software licenses for faculty and students,
>but SPSS is popular.
>I'm curious as to what other universities have done in these licensing
>Find the money and pay it or drop the software?
>Thanks in advance for any input.
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