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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 15:54:56 -0800

So how on earth would I enter the syntax to make this modification?  Remember that I am not a programmer.  The last programming I did was 30 years ago in Fortran.  Maybe I need to give up and enter each case by hand?  G

On 9 February 2011 15:26, Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:
Are you asking whether there is a way to do this through the GUI,
without entering syntax?  No, there is not, yet.

Gordon Handford <address@hidden> writes:

> 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
>     manual:
>     user-manual/html_node/Combining-Data-Files.html#Combining-Data-Files
>     --
>     Ben Pfaff


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