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Re: Re: PSPP not working

From: Harry Thijssen
Subject: Re: Re: PSPP not working
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:17:34 +0200

Hi Cecily

I don't think PSPP is to slow with big datasets. 500 Mb is not that big. I just think you are not working with an optimal configuration.

The tests Alan suggested would have given more info about the problem so people could give you an advice. May guess at the moment is that you should use  a bigger workspace or have a problem with your tmp files on a slow disk. The later is unlikely as I expect just 1 disk in your laptop.

Assuming you have a laptop with at least 4 Gb memory I would recommend setting your workspace to 500 Mb or more. You can do this in the syntaxeditor window with:

set WORKSPACE=524288.

You can check this with:

show ALL.

You find the syntax editor by going in PSPPIRE to the file tab and then syntax.

If you could tell the exact file you downloaded for your work people could try to find out what is going on and help you.  It would also be usefull if you could post what happens if you change your workspace settings as suggested above.

Have fun

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:08:10 +0530
From: Cecily Ray <address@hidden>
To: Alan Mead <address@hidden>
Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: PSPP not working
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Thank you for your helpful replies. I now understand that PSPP works fine
with smaller datasets than with the large one I am using. I think I will
to go for a trial version of SPSS.


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