Stuart McKenzie | 15 Jan 23:43 2014

Missing Variables

Version: 0.8.1-g0343d5
OS Windows 7 64 bit

Hi all

Is there a way to test from a script whether a variable exists in a data
set before running a block of code?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Regards
Stuart
Joseph Saint Pierre | 15 Jan 17:34 2014
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crosstab output as new data file

Hello.

I have a rather big file, with 50000 lines (it could have much more)
and two fileds
first field is an IP number, there are other 30000 values, the second
field is a page identifier.
In this case there are 18 possible values

With a very simple PSPP comand  as follow

cross ip by doc
 /cell=count
 /stat=none.

I obtain almost what I want but with too many useless things...
"CROSSTABS" summary and lines with =====
I reorganised output with some unix commands to get a raw data file,
with oher 30000 cases and 18 variables that I have put in PSPP to
produce further computations.

I would like to do this directly in PSPP...

Thanks in advance for any help.

Joseph Saint Pierre
http://cict.fr/~stpierre/
Stuart McKenzie | 15 Jan 04:37 2014

how to merge sav files containing unicode?

Version: 0.8.1-g0343d5
OS Windows 7 64 bit

Hi

I’m running the following syntax file against PSPP

ADD FILE FILE="file1.sav" /FILE="file2.sav"
SAVE /OUTFILE=" merged.sav"

Each of these files contains UNICODE string character content (eg
Vietnamese , Japanese, Chinese characters).

Output of the operation yields a) the following warnings

“warning: Combining files with incompatible encodings. String data may not
be represented correctly.”

In the resultant file (merge.sav) the character content is not correct (as
per the warning above) . I’ve trolled through the help content on the web
but I’ve not been able to see any other commands to specific the encoding,
instructions  on how to handle the encoding or warnings as to what
encodings will cause an error.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Regards
Stuart
Stuart McKenzie | 15 Jan 04:25 2014

merging sav files with unicode characters

Version: 0.8.1-g0343d5

OS Windows 7 64 bit

 

Hi

 

I’m running the following syntax file against PSPP

 

ADD FILE FILE="file1.sav" /FILE="file2.sav"

SAVE /OUTFILE=" merged.sav"

 

Each of these files contains UNICODE string character content (eg Vietnamese , Japanese, Chinese characters).

 

Output of the operation yields a) the following warnings

 

“warning: Combining files with incompatible encodings. String data may not be represented correctly.”

 

In the resultant file (merge.sav) the character content is not correct (as per the warning above) . I’ve trolled through the help content on the web but I’ve not been able to see any other commands to specific the encoding, instructions  on how to handle the encoding or warnings as to what encodings will cause an error.

 

Any suggestions gratefully received.

 

Regards

Stuart McKenzie

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben Pfaff | 14 Jan 06:56 2014
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pspp-0.8.2 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[*]:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/pspp-0.8.2.tar.gz
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/pspp-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:
  http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html

[*] 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-0.8.2.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 keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys C6648E90

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69
  Automake 1.11.6
  Gnulib v0.0-7913-g5191133

Changes from 0.8.1 to 0.8.2:

 * Charts are now rendered with colours from the Tango palette instead
   of fully saturated primaries.

 * Support for new system file variants:

   - PSPP can now read and write ZCOMPRESSED system files, which
     compress data much more effectively than older "compressed"
     files.  (The older format is still supported.)

   - PSPP can now decrypt encrypted system files, using the new
     pspp-convert utility.  The encrypted system file format is
     unacceptably insecure, so to discourage its use PSPP and PSPPIRE
     do not directly read or write this format.

 * Missing values for long string variables are now read from and
   written to system files in an SPSS-compatible fashion.

   (Earlier versions of PSPP that supported missing values for long
   string variables wrote them to system files in an SPSS-incompatible
   way.  To fix the problem, read the system file with this version of
   PSPP and then save a new copy of it.)

 * pspp-convert, a new standalone utility for converting SPSS system
   and portable files to other formats, is now included.  The initial
   version supports comma-separated value files as output format.
   pspp-convert can also decrypt encrypted system files.

 * Build changes:

   - zlib is now a required dependency.  (Previously it was optional.)

Please send PSPP bug reports to bug-gnu-pspp <at> gnu.org.
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Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk | 6 Jan 16:20 2014
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When to use PSPP and not SPSS?

Hi all

I work for a large Norwegian college and in some circumstances, we can't use SPSS (at least for now). I have
asked the researchers if they maybe could use PSPP, but they seem very sceptic. Since I don't know much
about them, being an operation engineer, could someone line out the major differences between them apart
from license/cost/openness etc?

Vennlige hilsener / Best regards

roy
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David Blubaugh | 30 Dec 01:59 2013
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Using pspp as an alternative to minitab??

Has anyone ever used pspp as an alternative to minitab 16??  

Is it possible??

what would be necessary for the conversion to pspp ?? 

David Blubaugh
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Mark Solonsch | 24 Dec 00:09 2013
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Cluster analysis output

Hi all

 

I’m a bit new to the PSPP family, so I hope you can help.

 

When I run a Cluster analysis, PSPP delivers the

Final Cluster Centers

Number of Cases in each Cluster.

 

However, I can’t find the syntax to attach the Cluster number to each case.  If you can help, I’ll be grateful.

 

Cheers and happy holidays

 

Mark Solonsch
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Manar Saffory | 10 Dec 20:20 2013
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normality

hi 
i need to know  if i can do normality test at pspp program
and where can i fined it?
thanks
manar
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Harry Thijssen | 30 Nov 17:10 2013
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Re: Pspp-users Digest, Vol 90, Issue 13

Hi

I checked this against the last 2 MSWindows builds. (This because the version of 24-11 is build with a complete updated toolchain.)  I can confirm the issue. And it is indeed something with the non-ascii characters. If I remove them, everything works found.
Strange is that I can walk through a tree with non-ascii characters in the directory names, but as soon as I try to import such a file I get the error as reported. Opening a .sav file in a directory with a non-ascii character in the name has the same issue.

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Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:25:25 +0100
From: Zolt?n F?bi?n <fabian <at> tarki.hu>
To: pspp-users <at> gnu.org
Subject: Re: help to import data
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Hi Abraham,
I could open the attached csv file with psppire (the graphical UI to
pspp that you have also used). However I am on Ubuntu and using psppire
0.8. I *guess* the problem might be that the path to your file contains
some non-ascii characters. Try to put your file let's to C drive root.
It could be a bug, but only Windows-specific one.
Best wishes,

Zolt?n

On 29/11/13 14:35, abraham laredo sicsu wrote:
> Hello
>
> thanks for your prompt response
>
> just FYI i am a professor & coordinator  of Statistics at FGV- EAESP,
> the leading biz school in Brazil. I would like to use  PsPP as standard
> software for teaching stat.
>
> the message i get is
>
> Imagem inline 1
>
> the version is pspire.exe 0.8 1.1 - gdc 3765
>
> Imagem inline 2
>
> /I am also appending the files i have tried to import/
> /
> /
> /Thanks/
> /
> /
> /regards/
>
>
> 2013/11/29 John Darrington <john <at> darrington.wattle.id.au
> <mailto:john <at> darrington.wattle.id.au>>
>
>     Perhaps you could copy the exact and *complete* error message that
>     you see.
>
>     Also, please state:
>     * which version of PSPP are you using?
>     * which operating system (and version thereof) are you using.
>
>     This way, we have a better chance of being able to help you.
>
>     Thank you.
>
>     J'
>
>     On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 08:38:47AM -0200, abraham laredo sicsu wrote:
>          hello
>
>          i save my excel as .csv, but wen I try to import the file i
>     alwways get the
>          message:
>
>          "*error: could not open ....no such file or directory*"
>
>          I do not know where i am failing
>
>
>          thank you
>
>
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abraham laredo sicsu | 29 Nov 11:38 2013
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help to import data

hello

i save my excel as .csv, but wen I try to import the file i alwways get the message:

"*error: could not open ....no such file or directory*"

I do not know where i am failing


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