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Re: entering data into PSPP

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: entering data into PSPP
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 08:34:46 +0800
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On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 04:07:56PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     > However, I don't understand the format of the data list
     > command.  Let's say I have two groups of scores.  One for
     > tigers and another for other cats.  For tigers I have the
     > following scores: 9 24 32 11 19 For the other cats: 24 24 32 48
     > Can somebody give me an example of how I would enter this data?
     You'd have to decide how to distinguish the groups.  I suspect
     you'd have two variables: "animals" and "score", and you'd want a
     syntax file that looks something like this:
     data list /animal 1-5(a) score 7-8.
     begin data.
     tiger 9
     tiger 24
     tiger 32
     tiger 11
     tiger 19
     other 24
     other 24
     other 32
     other 48
     end data.
But I think it's easier to do:

data list list /animal (a10) score *.
begin data.
tiger 9
tiger 24
tiger 32
tiger 11
tiger 19
cat 24
cat  24
cat 32
cat 38
end data.

That way, the data is not so fussy about the amount of whitespace you
type. (But your animal is limited to 10 characters in this example).


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