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Re: Postgrad research tools - any recommendations

On 04/10/10 21:11, Angus Hedger wrote:
On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:12:04 +0100
AG<computing.account@googlemail.com>  wrote:

Greetings list

I have just started a Ph.D. program and want to check out the
availability of the following two software apps that the university
uses on their Windows machines:


The first is a statistical package for social science and the second
is a bibliographic referencing system.  I am using Mendeley which
does have a Deb package, but many of my colleagues are using EndNote
and I will need to familiarise myself with the application just in
case Mendeley doesn't work out as well as I would hope.

So, does anyone know whether SPSS has a Debian friendly release (or,
for that matter, how well it might work with WINE) and ditto with
Maybe try PSPP [1]? It seems to be fully compatable with SPSS.

Wine has no notes for newer versions of SPSS, but it seems X3 worked,
kinda, under WINE, as always, ymmv and it can be quite hard to get
stuff working well enough for use.


Thanks - now installed. I'll test it against an SPSS text that I'm going to be laying hands on. I'm also working through the manual, and so far all is good. It will be interesting to see how compatible the data sets will be.

This thread [2] seems to have some alternatives for EndNotes, though it
is a old (2008) thread, I am not sure how relative it will be to you.

Also, this arical [3] has some other alternatives to Endnotes, it is
newer ( 29th September 2010) so it may be more relevant.

That's a good list - I'll experiment and see how each option works out.

I hope this is some help.

It does - thanks you.



Angus Hedger

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