I think that we can safely assume that I do not
have deep pockets
I remember SAS from my Varsity days. I think that the de facto standard has shifted from SAS to SPSS, but I stand to be corrected.
I've trawled through Savanna (GNU/FSF) and while there are some programmes that seem quite exciting, the homepages are either dead or they require a host of baggage to be installed before their programme might
Not so cool. Has anyone ever tried ViSTA for GNU/Linux? I used it a few times under Windows many years' back and appreciated its workings (some of the multiple windows would get on my nerves and also there were occasional problems writing to the data sheet in a way that could be handled by outside applications). If nothing else, then I'll use ViSTA and SolStat (is that what it is called?), but I was just curious what else might exist. As mentioned, I am particularly interested in the MDS/SSA components for proximity modelling.