[S] From the Trenches

Lloyd Lubet (llubet@rt66.com)
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:50:47 -0700


I have been out in the trenches for almost 1 year now. S+ really served
me well, extremely well. Here is an exerpt from a letter that I have
sent to David Remer, Director of Marketing for S-Plus.

Dear David,

This is Lloyd Lubet from Santa Fe. About a year ago, I left S+ with hard
feelings. I was too hard on the
product. I'm not perfect, S+ is not perfect, none of the other programs
I ended up using are not perfect.
I'm sorry that I criticized S+ so harshly. It has become an
indispensable tool in my forecasting kit.

While each of the 5 forecasting packages that I use have their own
special strengths,
it surprized me how many strengths S+ has, not just in one area but in 5
or 6. S+ provided
me more features in one place than any other program.

I've been in the trenches for about a year now, doing real econometrics
for real money. I have come back
to S+ time after time. It fills so many vital needs, it does
visualization, matrix manipulation, basic statistics and programming so
much better
than any other product I have. It is an inspired piece of work.

You called it a long shot. After I broke away from S+, you were generous
enough to send me S+ ver 4.0. Very few companies would have been that
generous.
Thank you. After a year with the other guys I really appreciate your
gift, my old friend, S+.

...

It was the perfect tool for the job.
More forecasters and planners need to know about your marvelous program.

Thank you again.

Lloyd Lubet
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