|Subject:||Re: Creating Production Jobs on PSPP|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:30:06 -0400|
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:57:07PM -0400, Matthew Silver wrote:Sorry. I was typing rather fast and missed much of the punctuation from what
I'm sorry John, I'm relatively new to this and am not completely sure what
you mean by "file start pspp." For example, if I wanted to run prodjob.spj
with PSPP, how would I represent that as a line in batch?
>From a shell, type "pspp prodjob.spj" - this will run all the commands in the
prodjob.spj file and then terminate.
I hope this makes it clearer.
This is supposed to be covered in chapter 3 of the manual, so if after reading that
it is unclear, please raise a bug report.
BTW, It is considered bad "netiquette" to send individual emails as follow-up
questions to an answer on a public mailing list. By all means ask such questions
but do remember to CC the mailing list. That way, not only do other people get
the benefit of the discussion, but there are more people who can answer your
> "Production jobs provide the ability to run IBM? SPSS? Statistics in an
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM, John Darrington <
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:16:57AM -0400, Matthew Silver wrote:
> I am working at a company that has a limited number of single-user
> for SPSS. I have a production job that works on SPSS, but I can't
> seem to
> find the equivalent on PSPP. I have a trial version of SPSS myself
> expires in just 2 days, so help on this topic would be greatly
> Please let me know whether production jobs can be done on PSPP!
> I hadn't heard of the term "production job" until you mentioned it. So I
> IBM's web site and found this definition:
> automated fashion. The program runs unattended and terminates after
> the last command, so you can perform other tasks while it runs or
> schedule the
> production job to run automatically at scheduled times. "
> The answer is, yes. PSPP can do that. Just put the commands in a file
> start pspp
> passing it the name of the file.
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