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Re: select cases based on multiple attributes

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: select cases based on multiple attributes
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:05:20 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Like you say, there isn't currently a dialog box for the select command.

However all commands can be run from the syntax editor just as they can in spss.
In your example, the following should work:

 select if  area = "A" and species = "goat" or area = "B" and species = "goat".

This assumes of course that area and species are both string variables.

(Note however, that pspp assigns equal precedence to the AND and OR operators,
 so they will be evaluated in a strictly left to right fashion.  This behaviour 
 is exactly the same as spss, but quite unlike most other languages so you 
 might want to add some parentheses to make your intentions explicit.)


On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 12:27:48AM -0400, Jonathan Lowrey wrote:
     I am running psppire.exe 0.7.8-gb2274e.
     I have just started using pspp and I love it.  I have experience with spss
     and am wondering if there is a way to emulate the select by case option in
     I see that there is no Boolean command line box or dialog box.  Is there 
     way to do the type this type of selecting?
     Basically, I need to select cases based on this line of logic.
       IF: "area"="A" and "species"="goat" or "area" = "A" and "species"= 

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