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Re: merging files and doing simple stats

From: Gordon Handford
Subject: Re: merging files and doing simple stats
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:35:59 -0800

Hello Ben,
You read the "tone" accurately.  I got a little panicked when I realized what I would need to do to use PSPP, and of course I'm on a tight deadline that didn't figure in this adaptation of PSPP to meet my needs.  I tried doing some analyses and found that some of the analyses I need aren't available, and the output in pie charts can get pretty muddied with labels overlapping.  So I decided, in my circumstances, to bail and downloaded the Demon SPSS on a 14 day trial last night.  Ouch, because my last experience with SPSS was so pathetic.  Apologies for going part way to using PSPP which tied up this clearly effective user group. 
Cheers, Gordon. 

On 10 February 2011 09:13, <address@hidden> wrote:
If you want instructions for entering syntax, then we can give you some.
But the tone that I pick up from your email indicates that you are not
really interested.

Quoting Gordon Handford <address@hidden>:

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?

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
> PSPP using the commands that turn up in the header section to
> 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
>     have
>     > overlapping fields.  I have built one file with about
>     all
>     > named, with 94 cases each from one of four versions of
a survey.
>     to
>     > merge data from four online copies of the same four
surveys.  I
>     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
>     the
>     > imported file simply replaces the original data.  How
can I build
>     omnibus
>     > file that will allow comparisons between identical
components of
>     four
>     > versions?
>     You probably want one of these commands documented in the
>     manual:
>     --
>     Ben Pfaff

Ben Pfaff

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