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Serious question - am the only person that doesn't see Windows 7 hitting his office machine in the next five years?
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"
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George Takei.....you are dead to me now.
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.
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
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.
List of job related calls by software specialty in the past two months: SAS: 15Stata: 10SPSS: 3R/S-Plus: 1Now, to be fair on of the SAS people asked if I knew Fortran, which I do. YMMV.
And I thought I was a nerd
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.
I'll be super-nerdy if it makes me
I said SCIENTISTS.
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.
Just math, at least according to Barbie.
I found math and physics much easier than biology and chemistry.
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