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Re: Newbie.

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Newbie.
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 10:33:22 +0000
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On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 12:29:19PM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> If you need to know: psppire 0.6.2, on joliOS 1.2 (ya - not really very 
> experienced with Linux either).

0.6.2 is quite old, so you might want to move to a later version.

> 1. The data set is a fairly large survey on a set of attitudes.  I'm not 
> even trying to do anything fancy like regression.  I just want to count 
> the responses to a question (i.e. 203 said Chocolate, 402 said Vanilla).
> 2. the really advanced stuff is when I'd like to find out: of respondents 
> who are both A and B, what is their preference of ice cream?
> After google and the wiki, I thought I had some things figured out.  In 
> the variable view the data is now changed to Nominal.  I seem to be 
> getting the kind of results I'm looking for using the crosstabs, but 
> there is one thing bugging me.  I should have a count of respondents, and 
> it should be a  number, no decimal places (i.e. no half people responded 
> to the survey).  But all my numbers have decimal places, leading me to 
> think that I'm really, really not getting this.

If I understand you correctly, it sounds like you should be using FREQUENCIES
and not CROSSTABS.


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