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RE: multiple commands in one pass of data

From: la
Subject: RE: multiple commands in one pass of data
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:24:07 -0400

After some more testing, here's what I found out.

The fields that I have defined as numeric [ N ] have a lot of records with
that field as blank.

So PSPP generates this warning:

warning: (columns 12-15,N field) All characters in field must be digits.

I knew that was the case so I was setting this parameter: SET MXWARNS=1

This is what causes pspp to stop executing after the first

If I use a small test file and SET MXWARNS=1000, then it works.

But it will not work with the default of 200.  I think as long as you get
less warnings than the MXWARNS, then it works.

Thoughts on a workaround?

I can probably re-code blanks to 0 but there are cases when I need to know
if an attribute was 0 or blank.  I will try using null value for blanks and
see how that works.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Pfaff [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:28 PM
To: John Darrington
Cc: lavila; address@hidden
Subject: Re: multiple commands in one pass of data

John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 11:25:34AM -0700, lavila wrote:
>      Is there any way to run more than one set of statistics on a file in
>      pass?
>      For example, I need to get a MIN/MAX/MEAN on some variables and a
>      and/or CROSSTAB on different variables as shown below.
>      In my tests, only the first command is executed.  
>               /VARIABLES =   STATE 110-111 A
>                                    INCOME_CODE 124-124 A
>                                    ORDERS 1003-1008 N.
>              CROSSTABS
>              /TABLES = STATE BY INCOME_CODE.
> You need to terminate the syntax with:

But DESCRIPTIVES and CROSSTABS are both procedures that should
run without EXECUTE.
Ben Pfaff

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