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Re: merging files and doing simple stats

From: pfaffben
Subject: Re: merging files and doing simple stats
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:13:19 -0500
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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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