Bob Gross - RFG Marketing | 4 Jun 22:07 2015

Crash during save

PSPP crashes about every second or third time I try to save a file during manual data entry. What might be causing this?

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Andy King | 27 May 17:46 2015

PSPP - K-Means


I have a PSPP technical queries please (I am using 0.8.4-g267362)?

I am using the software to run a K-means classification.  I can see the output (which is fine) but I would also like to know which case has been assigned to which cluster.  This can be achieved in SPSS, can this be done in PSPP?


Case 1 --- Cluster 2
Case 2 --- Cluster 2
Case 3 --- Cluster 1
Case 100 --- Cluster 4

I have read around and found a few help sites, one which says to use the sub-command:

/Save Cluster

But this doesn't work for me.

Hope you can help.

Thanks in advance.

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Andy | 27 May 12:39 2015

Cluster to cases in PSPP

Was this issue ever sorted?

I too want to assign clusters to cases in PSPP but can't find a way to solve


John Darrington | 20 May 12:33 2015

PSPP training courses

Some users might be interested in these:

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We (neither the PSPP developers, the GNU project nor the Free Software 
Foundation) have no association with the organisers of these courses.

I'm posting this link in case you are interested in participating.  It
is not a recommendation or an endorsement.  It's up to you to decide
if they provide value for money.


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Dear PSPP,

It is possible change the histogram in output?

For example, change the language, English to Portuguese.

How can I copy the output histogram graph to word?


Nelson K. Marques Jr.
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David | 29 Apr 23:19 2015

3-way crosstab

New to using PSPP and so far great. I need to look at 3-way crosstab. 
Seems to be easy in your rival - SPSS- according to the internet but how 
do you accomplish this in PSPP.


OAT GMAIL | 22 Apr 12:04 2015

PSPP found Error

Dear Sir,


I try to export the result PSPP but it could not and show the error like this

So, please help me to give any suggestions.


Best Regards,


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Robert Orzanna | 16 Apr 12:14 2015

Filtering a specific sample of cases (not random)

Dear all,

I recently started using PSPP to analyse sav data. I must say that I have no previous experience with SPSS. But from what I have seen so far, I very much like PSPP. I have one (maybe simple) question that I couldn't find an answer for in the documentation.

In an Excel file I have a list that looks as follows:

Cluster | Code
2A         | 33edfdkeew
2A         | 29dnewdnd
2B         | sd2034wss
2B         | 29jsnn2221

Then I have a sav file that I analyse with PSPP. This file contains ~ 400 cases, all with unique entries for the "Code" variable. I want to perform the analysis of the data for the different clusters. Thus, I want to filter the file for cases whose codes belong to a specific cluster.

What is the best way of doing this in PSPP?

Select cases only allows me to select a random case sample, based on a range (but only allowing me to select case numbers) or a filter variable (which I don't have in my default sav file).

My current idea was to create 2 new variables for the two different clusters and then assign a 1 to the variable for each case that belongs to the respective cluster. However, this seems to be very inconvenient and I am wondering if there is a better way to do this.

Thanks ahead!



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Frans Houweling | 25 Mar 14:48 2015

String variables combining files

  quoting the manual on combining files:
When more than one input file contains a variable with a given name, those variables must all have the same type (numeric or string) and, for string variables, the same width.
For me the same width limitation is one of the worst pains with SPSS (the other one being the total lack of introspection).
I would like to launch a people's petition to break compatibility with SPSS, allowing different widths and just keeping the width of the one in the first file encountered.

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Robert Metzger | 23 Mar 21:00 2015

PSPP crashes when computing frequencies


my girlfriend is trying to compute frequencies for some data using PSPP on OS X. The program crashes on an assertion.

Here are some debug information from OS X:

Process:               psppire [55148]
Path:                  /opt/pspp/*/psppire
Version:               0.8.4 (0.8.4)
Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)

Date/Time:             2015-03-23 20:51:02.628 +0100
OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.10.1 (14B25)

Crashed Thread:        0  Dispatch queue:

Exception Type:        EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
Assertion failed: (ft->n_valid > 0), function calc_percentiles, file src/language/stats/frequencies.c, line 373.

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib              0x00007fff88e3c282 __pthread_kill + 10
1   libsystem_c.dylib                   0x00007fff8afccb73 abort + 129
2   libsystem_c.dylib                   0x00007fff8af94c59 __assert_rtn + 321
3   libpspp-0.8.4.dylib                 0x00000001018b88dd cmd_frequencies + 8999
4   libpspp-0.8.4.dylib                 0x000000010188fa7e cmd_parse_in_state + 1163
5   psppire                             0x00000001016ec395 execute_syntax + 252
6   psppire                             0x00000001016ec68d execute_syntax_string + 32
7   psppire                             0x00000001016fa537 psppire_dialog_action_activate + 368
8   libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102333b0e g_closure_invoke + 272
9   libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102346c7b signal_emit_unlocked_R + 1568
10  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102347abc g_signal_emit_valist + 1948
11  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x00000001023481fe g_signal_emit + 134
12  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101bf013f _gtk_action_emit_activate + 68
13  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102333d39 _g_closure_invoke_va + 284
14  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x00000001023477bf g_signal_emit_valist + 1183
15  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x00000001023481fe g_signal_emit + 134
16  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101d9b103 gtk_widget_activate + 73
17  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101cae48c gtk_menu_shell_activate_item + 241
18  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101caefa0 gtk_menu_shell_button_release + 508
19  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101c9ecf1 _gtk_marshal_BOOLEAN__BOXED + 95
20  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102333b0e g_closure_invoke + 272
21  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102347026 signal_emit_unlocked_R + 2507
22  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x0000000102347b59 g_signal_emit_valist + 2105
23  libgobject-2.0.0.dylib              0x00000001023481fe g_signal_emit + 134
24  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101d9af15 gtk_widget_event_internal + 541
25  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101c9cf0d gtk_propagate_event + 329
26  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101c9cb38 gtk_main_do_event + 812
27  libgdk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101fd70b0 gdk_event_dispatch + 84
28  libglib-2.0.0.dylib                 0x000000010239f385 g_main_context_dispatch + 274
29  libglib-2.0.0.dylib                 0x000000010239f673 g_main_context_iterate + 413
30  libglib-2.0.0.dylib                 0x000000010239f8bd g_main_loop_run + 195
31  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101c9c56a gtk_main + 180
32  psppire                             0x00000001016ee36b run_inner_loop + 110
33  libgtk-quartz-2.0.0.dylib           0x0000000101c9c5dd gtk_main + 295
34  psppire                             0x00000001016ee093 main + 519
35  libdyld.dylib                       0x00007fff88db45c9 start + 1

Is this a know issue? 
Maybe we entered some data wrong, but I would expect that the software shows a dialogue with some advice instead of dying at an assertion.


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Harry Thijssen | 17 Mar 21:17 2015

Need a successor to maintain the dutch translation of PSPP

Hi list and especially Dutch and Belgium list members.

After the initial translation and the maintaining of the Dutch PSPP translation for some years I want to stop this and hand the maintenance over to a successor.

Is somebody of the list willing to be my successor? Or maybe knows somebody who is willing to maintain the translations?

It doesn't take much time and no great technical skills are required. Mail me for more info.

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