It makes absolutely no sense at all that the program needed to view and manipulate Statistics Canada data is not available commonly on fucking computers on campus. Can you believe it? Or even better, that the data isn’t available for SPSS, the most commonly used social science spreadsheet/data manipulation program.
I have to go to the data services in the library after 1 pm (I tried at 11 and there was no one there…there should always be someone in that office during school hours) and get them to convert the data into a format that SPSS can read. Then I have to come back on Sunday afternoon and work then.
I hate being inconvenienced like this. Especially when there’s no valid reason for this to be occurring other than bureaucracy and territoriality.