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dexterlab

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PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« on: May 08, 2009, 04:00:39 pm »
Hi,
I'm running VL 6.0,
i would appreciate if i can find PSPP- a software application for analysis of sampled data

Thanks
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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 11:48:25 pm »
You will probably have to install from source

http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html#source

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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 12:06:24 am »
You can build from source if you want to...but we do have people who watch this thread and build for the VL repositories what people are requesting.  It may be a few days but generally they are very good.

If you do want to build from the source you will also need these prerequisites
libplot (or use --without-libplot)
   libgslcblas
   libgsl (version 1.8 or later)

The last two I believe are just part of gsl.

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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 08:13:57 am »
I agree with stretchedthin.  But building from source is a lot easier that I once thought.  See

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-tutorials-howtos-reference-material/64958-how-install-software-linux.html

The main problem I find with building from source is deleting it if you screw it up.  Most of the time I have to locate the file and delete manually. Slackware's removepkg is much better in those cases.

One of these days I am going to follow grannygeek's example and learn how to create a package for the repositories.  Tesseract (great ocr program) is an example. I am getting pretty good at installing it from source and it should be in the repositories.  Perhaps one of these years ....

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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 07:59:01 am »
Hi dexterlab,
I've tried building pspp for you, but I stuck on what is probably a small problem on the final build.

I think someone with a little more experience than me will be able to solve it though.

Here are some details...
The prerequisite dependencies which I downloaded, built and installed are plotutils-2.41, and gsl-1.11.
That went fine.

Then when I run the .SlackBuild for pspp I get this error at the end.
gcc: /usr/lib/libgsl.so: no such file or directory
gcc: /usr/lib/libgslcblas.so: no such file or directory.

However, I have them just named slighly different.
I have libgsl.so.0 and libgslcblas.so.0

What flag, option, symbolic link kinda thingy can I do to make the build see the new filenames.
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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 08:21:09 am »
you can try to do a symbolic link

as root:
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cd /usr/lib
ln -s libgsl.so.0 libgsl.so
ln -s libgslcblas.so.0 libgslcblas.so

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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 08:57:05 am »
Fantastic, that worked.

I've installed on my system and it run's in it's teminal mode.  The gui mode still need a dependency added.
I'll be able to work again on this Tuesday.
Keep you posted.
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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 07:15:54 am »
Just an update.  I've got both the text and the gui working.  Problem is the gui crashes often. I'm going to try again on
a fresh install, but I may need a week to fit it in with my other tasks.
Of course it is open to anyone else who can get to it faster. 
Sorry, for delay.
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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 07:22:50 pm »
Thanks everybody...
Take your time stretchedthin..I appreciate your efforts.

All the best!
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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 12:10:55 am »
I made the package as its all gnu I didn't bother putting in testing you should find it in the search function of gslapt just type pspp.
update your list first !

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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 06:42:45 am »
Thanks Vec;

I just couldn't get it to build without using the --without-libplot flag.  Even though I had plotutils installed, the pspp configure script refused to see it.

Could have been just me.

Anyway, thanks.  I'm sure glad dexterlab didn't have to wait on me for this.
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Re: PSPP or an alternative for SPSS
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 10:20:02 am »
I can't thank you guys enough..Thanks for all your efforts guys.
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