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Re: Newbie.

From: graeme
Subject: Re: Newbie.
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 11:52:08 -0700

Thanks - I will update PSPP. I did try using frequency too - and I don't seem to be able to generate a simple count. Perhaps I'm not using the right function - obviously I avoided generating a mean for the data, but the closest thing that made sense was "sum".

Thanks for your help.

On Wed, 2 May 2012 10:33:22 +0000
 John Darrington <address@hidden> wrote:
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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