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It costs how much?!!?!
- Subject: It costs how much?!!?!
- From: billybobsuzanne(at)my-deja.com
- Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 21:22:49 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Deja.com - Before you buy.
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:22380
Wow. I have been hanging around this newsgroup reading for a little
while now and I downloaded a demo of IDL a month or two ago to
determine what IDL could do. Despite being limited to a 7 minute demo
now, I am quite impressed. I finally got around to asking RSI exactly
how much it cost... WOW. I am a meager graduate student and my
supervisor isn't too keen on paying so much money for software which he
figures I can live without... "How much??? (cough, cough, weeze) I'm
sure you can do that in Excel" were his exact words. I'd buy it
myself, but there is no way I could afford it at what they quoted me.
I looked into the 'student version' but it is far too limited to be of
much use with my *large* datasets. I guess it is back to
fortran, 'gri' and 'gnuplot' for me :(
Will the people at RSI ever come back to reality here? Their academic
prices are simply too high (a few hundred dollars perhaps) but what
they are asking is crazy. I would have thought that us
engineering/physics graduate students are the people that RSI would
target sales for! In a few years, I'll be in industry making decisions
about software purchases... too bad they don't realize this...
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