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« Reply #225: March 24, 2011, 09:02:36 PM »
Serious question - am the only person that doesn't see Windows 7 hitting his office machine in the next five years?
My work PC was downgraded from 7 to XP before they gave it to me.  I guess I'm lucky they upgraded from 2000 last year to XP :?

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« Reply #226: March 24, 2011, 09:04:24 PM »
I'd have to disagree about Vista x64.  It was a strong first step because of MS's policies toward equal development for 32 and 64 bit, but I don't think Vista ever really got the kind of 64-bit market penetration that 7 is having.  Almost everything but econoboxes come with 4GB now, so 64 bit has finally become "necessary"

But Vista 64-bit did the "heavy lifting" for 7 64-bit.

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« Reply #227: March 24, 2011, 09:07:22 PM »
Actually, Leopard was "64 bit" too I guess.  You could load 64 bit applications.

Why are you talking about Windoze in my :worship: Apple :worship: thread :P

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« Reply #228: March 24, 2011, 09:12:29 PM »
Serious question - am the only person that doesn't see Windows 7 hitting his office machine in the next five years?

we're an all Mac shop, but I have XP on my Mac which I run via Parallels for some applications.  I expect that will move to Win7 at some point.

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« Reply #229: March 24, 2011, 09:22:17 PM »
George Takei.....you are dead to me now.

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« Reply #230: March 24, 2011, 09:28:51 PM »
George Takei.....you are dead to me now.


that continues to be the greatest twitter feed ever.

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« Reply #231: March 25, 2011, 08:20:18 AM »
we're an all Mac shop, but I have XP on my Mac which I run via Parallels for some applications.  I expect that will move to Win7 at some point.

Dude, are you guys looking for a statistician/programmer?  :)

At work I have a pretty serious XP machine but I would move to OS X in second if I could.  Too bad SAS dropped Mac support back on version 9.2!  At least Stata still hangs with the Mac.

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« Reply #232: March 25, 2011, 11:26:30 AM »
Dude, are you guys looking for a statistician/programmer?  :)

At work I have a pretty serious XP machine but I would move to OS X in second if I could.  Too bad SAS dropped Mac support back on version 9.2!  At least Stata still hangs with the Mac.

We run SPSS version 16 on Mac, but it is a PITA as they will not support anything beyond 10.5, so those of us on Leopard have to hack our Java configs so that SPSS uses Java 1.5 instead of 1.6.  We need to get up to SPSS 19 but the cost is a bit of a problem (around $700 per user).

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« Reply #233: March 25, 2011, 11:33:34 AM »
We run SPSS version 16 on Mac, but it is a PITA as they will not support anything beyond 10.5, so those of us on Leopard have to hack our Java configs so that SPSS uses Java 1.5 instead of 1.6.  We need to get up to SPSS 19 but the cost is a bit of a problem (around $700 per user).

R is freeeeeeeeee

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« Reply #234: March 25, 2011, 12:08:37 PM »
R is freeeeeeeeee

R also sucks.  S-Plus is a bit better but it's Stata or nothing for me.  Unless, of course, you can entice me with money and babes and then I'd only consider SAS.

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« Reply #235: March 25, 2011, 12:15:45 PM »
We run SPSS version 16 on Mac, but it is a PITA as they will not support anything beyond 10.5, so those of us on Leopard have to hack our Java configs so that SPSS uses Java 1.5 instead of 1.6.  We need to get up to SPSS 19 but the cost is a bit of a problem (around $700 per user).

We used SPSS at one of my first post-grad school jobs.  I hated it with a passion.  Trying to do a Tobit model in it was THE biggest pain in the ass ever.

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« Reply #236: March 25, 2011, 12:42:31 PM »
R also sucks.  S-Plus is a bit better but it's Stata or nothing for me.  Unless, of course, you can entice me with money and babes and then I'd only consider SAS.

Whoa that is so incredibly untrue. S-Plus is the expensive mutant ancestor of R. I still have my S-plus books and all from school, but R is a superset at this point.

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« Reply #237: March 25, 2011, 12:57:00 PM »
Whoa that is so incredibly untrue. S-Plus is the expensive mutant ancestor of R. I still have my S-plus books and all from school, but R is a superset at this point.

List of job related calls by software specialty in the past two months:

SAS: 15
Stata: 10
SPSS: 3
R/S-Plus: 1

Now, to be fair on of the SAS people asked if I knew Fortran, which I do.  YMMV.

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« Reply #238: March 25, 2011, 12:59:05 PM »
List of job related calls by software specialty in the past two months:

SAS: 15
Stata: 10
SPSS: 3
R/S-Plus: 1

Now, to be fair on of the SAS people asked if I knew Fortran, which I do.  YMMV.


Banks still use COBOL. Industry is the slowest adopter, research is the fastest. You won't find many scientists using STATA. More popular is not better, or I'd be a huge Lady Gaga fan.

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« Reply #239: March 25, 2011, 12:59:40 PM »
And I thought I was a nerd :poke: :mg:

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« Reply #240: March 25, 2011, 01:08:40 PM »
And I thought I was a nerd :poke: :mg:

I'll be super-nerdy if it makes me :money:

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« Reply #241: March 25, 2011, 01:29:28 PM »
You won't find many scientists using STATA. More popular is not better, or I'd be a huge Lady Gaga fan.

I guess you don't know many econometricians in that case.

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« Reply #242: March 25, 2011, 01:33:04 PM »
I guess you don't know many econometricians in that case.

I said SCIENTISTS.

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« Reply #243: March 25, 2011, 01:36:52 PM »
I'll be super-nerdy if it makes me :money:

Just had someone leave to take a SAS programming job at Kaiser getting $95k. 

I said SCIENTISTS.

Oh, you mean HARD science.  I'm talking about financial engineering.

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« Reply #244: March 25, 2011, 01:51:07 PM »
Just had someone leave to take a SAS programming job at Kaiser getting $95k. 

Oh, you mean HARD science.  I'm talking about financial engineering.

I thought all science was hard.

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« Reply #245: March 25, 2011, 01:59:52 PM »
I thought all science was hard.

Just math, at least according to Barbie.

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« Reply #246: March 25, 2011, 02:11:55 PM »
For instance, the vast majority of R packages are written by bioinformatics types.

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« Reply #247: March 25, 2011, 02:14:24 PM »
Just math, at least according to Barbie.

I found math and physics much easier than biology and chemistry.

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« Reply #248: March 25, 2011, 02:19:45 PM »
I found math and physics much easier than biology and chemistry.

Math was always really easy for me.  English on the other hand was a disaster.  The joys of dyslexia.

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« Reply #249: April 06, 2011, 03:02:53 PM »
does anyone have a recommendation for a decent set of in-ear headphones that don't fall out when jogging?