|Subject:||Re: Re: Excell to PSPP direct?|
|Date:||Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:29:39 +0100|
Is it possible for PSPP to directly import files from Excell without making them CSV-often this does not seem v straightforward
Importing directly from Excel is not possible. So you have to convert to *something*.
Something could include CSV, ODT, Gnumeric or HTML.
It would make implementing this as a SPSS alternate much easier
Most students and faculty are looking for a legal free alternate,but this is one area of difficulty
One way to mitigate this difficulty would be to encourage your students to
use either Libreoffice/Openoffice or Gnumeric. (In a few weeks' time there is the
international "Document Freedom Day" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_Freedom_Day -
this would be an ideal time for them to make the change!)
I hope the plan for this year could include this (if possible) being added to the to-do list
There are dozens of mutually incompatble "excel" formats which microsoft have developed in the
past. It is possible that in the future, import from the more recent XML based one (I forget what
it is called) may be feasible in PSPP, but the other ones seem unlikely. Exporting to excel
formats is equally unlikely.
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