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Problems with data import from LimeSurvey

From: TerraP
Subject: Problems with data import from LimeSurvey
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:01:51 -0700 (PDT)

I have downloaded PSPP 0.7.10 to experiment with it. But I haven't gotten far with it, as I have not even been able to import any data until now. The problem: - I am conducting a survey using LimeSurvey, which has an "export to SPSS" option. LimeSurvey creates two files for SPSS - a .sps syntax file and a .dat data file. You then have to run the .sps file to import the data and create a .sav file PSPP can work with (if I understood this correctly). - This doesn't work for me. I have downloaded both files to the same directory, but when I run the .sps file the output looks like this: The error messages go on after that, but maybe this helps already. I'm not sure what I have done wrong, but obviously the data isn't imported. I have even tried a recommendation from the LimeSurvey manual and changed the line in the syntax file that contains the path to the .dat file so that the complete path is shown - but the result is basically the same. Any ideas what I could do? A workaround would be to use .csv files which PSPP can import, but then I could just as well use some other software like SOFA, I guess. Thank you.

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