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Re: merging files and doing simple stats

From: Gordon Handford
Subject: Re: merging files and doing simple stats
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:21:36 -0800

Hi Ben, and thank you for the instant response! 

I have no experience with changing the coding.  Is there a way I can instruct PSPP using the commands that turn up in the header section to "Add Files"? 
Cheers, Gordon.

On 9 February 2011 15:01, Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:
Gordon Handford <address@hidden> writes:

> New to PSPP (0.7.5 version run on Windows 7 home premium).  Want to merge
> four files and run simple stats comparing portions of the files that have
> overlapping fields.  I have built one file with about 250 variables, all
> named, with 94 cases each from one of four versions of a survey.  Need to
> merge data from four online copies of the same four surveys.  I have cleaned
> up the online versions so they align with the variables in the PSPP file,
> have created CSV files, can successfully import those CSV files to PSPP.  But
> when I try to "merge" (add a file to the existing PSPP  by "importing" the
> imported file simply replaces the original data.  How can I build the omnibus
> file that will allow comparisons between identical components of the four
> versions?

You probably want one of these commands documented in the user
Ben Pfaff

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