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Re: select cases doesn't work

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: select cases doesn't work
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 18:39:14 +0000
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On Sat, Nov 05, 2011 at 03:33:09PM +0100, Coleen Starwalt wrote:
> I am a simple linguist with a humble PhD in linguistics - no computer  
> programmer here, just a user of Windows and Windows-based programs. I  
> was happily using SPSS for my statistical needs until I discovered to my  
> horror that to renew my license (what? Buying software isn't really  
> buying it?) would cost me thousands of dollars. Absurd. 

I quite agree.  That's why PSPP is licenced under GPLv3, which has clause
forbidding anyone from doing the same with PSPP.  You might be interested
to read

> But we found  
> PSPP and that it does the basic functions that I needed SPSS for. We  
> found the windows based version of it - I'm not a Linux user and now is  
> not the time to learn - and I was happily working on a batch of data  
> until I discovered I could not select any cases. But selecting data,  
> select cases doesn't bring up a dialogue box. Do you have a patch, fix  
> or perhaps an updated version or know of one where this has been fixed?  

> I downloaded this version: psppire.exe 0.7.5-g70514b.

This version is about 18 months old.

There were some bugs reported in the select cases function some time ago I 
think they have been fixed now although there was some question about whether
it behaved exactly as SPSS does.

However I'm surprised that you say it doesn't bring up any dialog box at
all.  As I recall the problem was mainly in the transformation.

Anyway perhaps you could download a recent 0.7.8 (I think Harry said he's got
a version about 2 weeks old on his site) and try that.  If that doesn't work
properly, then please feel free to submit a bug report and we'll see what we
can do about it.


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