MACDOUGALL Margaret | 23 Jun 23:43 2015

Editing graph features in PSPP



I would be most grateful for the opportunity to confirm what features of a basic graph (e.g. font size, choice of markers or inclusion of text boxes) can be manged from within PSPP through choice of syntax?


Many thanks in advance


Best wishes



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Ferguson, Douglas A | 23 Jun 21:34 2015

syntax error in FREQUENCIES with format LIMIT

To recreate this syntax error in psppire.exe 0.8.5-g2d71ac à


1.       Create any new single-variable (Var001) dataset. N=10 is plenty.

2.       Analyze menu, Descriptive Statistics, Frequencies

3.       Click on Frequency Table

4.       Choose “If no more than 50 values”


Here’s the error you get:



                /VARIABLES= Var0001


.24-28: error: FREQUENCIES: Syntax error at `LIMIT'.


                /FORMAT=AVALUE LIMIT (50).



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AllanBarnes | 22 Jun 21:06 2015

Latest version of PSPP

I download the latest versions when you make them available, but I can never find in the program what version I am using.  Where can I find the version number in the PSPP program I open and how can I check that it is the latest version?



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ftr | 22 Jun 17:18 2015

Graph/Histogram oddities


The attached pdf file shows the bizarre translation of DV var levels
into the histogram graph.
All the 10 continuous levels of the dependent variable soctrust are
occupied, but the histogram shows unoccupied classes. The diagram is
misleading to me.
I then repeated the example with three three-groups and got the same

To me this looks like a bug.

I work with the latest version dated 26 May, 2015, under windows.

I can send you the data file, if necessary, though it is big.
Attachment (output5.pdf): application/pdf, 62 KiB
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Ben Pfaff | 20 Jun 18:40 2015

pspp-0.8.5 released [stable]

I'm very pleased to announce the release of a new version of GNU PSPP.
PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data.  It is a
free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS.

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify pspp-0.8.5.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C6648E90

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

Changes from 0.8.4 to 0.8.5:

 * The FREQUENCIES and CROSSTABS commands can now generate barcharts.

 * The FACTOR command can now perform PROMAX rotations.

 * SPSS/PC+ system files are now supported on GET and other commands
   that read SPSS system files.  The pspp-convert program can now read
   SPSS/PC+ system files.  Writing the obsolete SPSS/PC+ system file
   format is not supported.

 * SYSFILE INFO can now read SPSS/PC+ system files and SPSS portable

 * FREQUENCIES: A bug was fixed where an assertion failure occured
   when an empty dataset was presented.

 * The GRAPH command is now available.  Initially it supports
   scatterplots and histograms.

 * The RND operator in expressions now supports additional operands
   for rounding to values other than integers and to indicate a level
   of rounding fuzz.  The default rounding fuzz may now be controlled
   and displayed with SET FUZZBITS and SHOW FUZZBITS, respectively.
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ftr | 11 Jun 17:36 2015

open dta data ?


PSPP can it open a dta data fiel ?
I have nothing found, but maybe I did not look at the right place.

Friedrich Beckmann | 8 Jun 19:53 2015

Fwd: Crash during save

Hi Harry,

do you think we should close this bug

because it can not be reproduced? 


Anfang der weitergeleiteten Nachricht:

Von: "Bob Gross - RFG Marketing" <robert <at>>
Betreff: RE: Crash during save
Datum: 8. Juni 2015 16:50:29 MESZ
An: "'Friedrich Beckmann'" <friedrich.beckmann <at>>
Antwort an: <robert <at>>

Hello Friedrich,

Interestingly, it I only type in no more than three cells at a time, PSPP does not crash. As mentioned earlier, there is no particular error message, Windows simply says the program is not responding.

I also checked to make sure my version of Windows 7, service pack 1 is completely up-to-date. As near as I can tell, it is.

Thanks for your help,

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Friedrich Beckmann | 8 Jun 16:00 2015

Re: Crash during save

Hi Robert,

we currently cannot reproduce the problem. Could you maybe give some more details how you can
crash psppire? Do you just need to type in some cells or hundreds?


Am 04.06.2015 um 23:08 schrieb Bob Gross - RFG Marketing <robert <at>>:

Thank you for getting back to me Fredrich. The version is 0.8.4-g267362. The event is that Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, says “PSPPIRE (PSPP+GUI) has stopped working. The selections are to check online for a solution and close the program OR Close the program.


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Rami Eckhaus | 6 Jun 12:54 2015

help on downloading pspp to pc


I tried to download the pspp program to my pc (windows 7),

But I get a message that the software is not compatible (needing 84 bit).


Can you help me to find a way to download the software?






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Michael Broderick | 5 Jun 20:43 2015

Regression with PRED and RESID

Hi all. I'm running into a problem when trying to save predicted values and residuals in linear regression. Here is my syntax:




          /DEPENDENT=         Total_scaled_score


          /SAVE= PRED RESID.


I'm running PSPPIRE 0.8.4-g267362 on a 32-bit Win7 virtual machine. Here is the error output:


Problem signature:

  Problem Event Name:                        APPCRASH

  Application Name:                             PSPPIRE.exe

  Application Version:                 

  Application Timestamp:                     553e33bd

  Fault Module Name:                          ntdll.dll

  Fault Module Version:                        6.1.7601.18869

  Fault Module Timestamp:                  55636303

  Exception Code:                                  c0000005

  Exception Offset:                                00052c99

  OS Version:                                          6.1.7601.

  Locale ID:                                             1033

  Additional Information 1:                  0a9e

  Additional Information 2:                  0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

  Additional Information 3:                  0a9e

  Additional Information 4:                  0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


Has anyone else had this problem?





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Friedrich Beckmann | 5 Jun 07:04 2015

RE: Crash during save

Von: "Bob Gross - RFG Marketing" <robert <at>>

Thank you for getting back to me Fredrich. The version is 0.8.4-g267362. The event is that Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, says “PSPPIRE (PSPP+GUI) has stopped working. The selections are to check online for a solution and close the program OR Close the program.


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