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No such file or directory

Hi,

Starting the opening of the data file from a syntax file with the name 
of C:\Users\Toshiba\Documents\data\EB\EB 2005-2006 Religion variable 
preparation.
sps I get the following error message:

erreur: Une erreur est survenue en ouvrant 
'C:\Users\ftr\Documents\data\EB\EB
2005-2006 Religion.sav' : No such file or directory.

C:\Users\Toshiba\Documents\data\EB\EB 2005-2006 Religion variable 
preparation.sps.68:
erreur: GET: 'C:\Users\ftr\Documents\data\EB\EB 2005-2006 Religion.sav'
n'est pas un fichier système ou un fichier portable.

Of course, the file exists at exactly the file location indicated.
I can open it if I use the menu. But I use the syntax files to rerun 
analyses so this seems a weird behaviour to me.

What does the 68 after the syntax file name in the error message mean ?
What's happening ?

TIA
ftr

I use pspp 0.9.0 g6eb 8b4 (for Win 64).
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Question on PSPP: timeline-reserach/longitudinal-research possible?

Hallo to all PSPP-experts,

 

is it possible to use PSPP for timeline- repectively longitudinal-research, i.e. to compare data-sets collected at several points in time from always the same sample?

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Sincerely

 

Bettina Gördel

 

 

 

Bettina-Maria Gördel
Wissenschaftliche Referentin „Kreativpotentiale und Lebenskunst“/ Scientific Staff Member

Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung e.V./ Foundation for Cultural Child- and Youth-Education
Küppelstein 34
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fon: 02191/794 - 246
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goerdel <at> bkj.de
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Ben Pfaff | 3 Apr 05:48 2016
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pspp-0.10.1 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-0.10.1.tar.gz
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/pspp-0.10.1.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-0.10.1.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.

Changes from 0.10.0 to 0.10.1:

 * Bug fixes, including the following:

   - A bug where certain dialog boxes could not be properly populated
     has been fixed.

   - Various commands have been hardened against errors when called
     with invalid syntax.

 * Translation updates.  Thanks to our translators!
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Friedrich Beckmann | 31 Mar 11:21 2016
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Re: problem with running port pspp-devel (MacOS X11 Server)

Hi Georg,

this is not a specific question for pspp but for macports X11 in general. Any application that requires X11 needs a proper X11 server running. There are two possible ways to get an Xserver under MacOS.

a) Install XQuartz without macports as an install package via http://www.xquartz.org
b) Install XQuartz via macports (port: xorg-server)

Depending on this a different launchdaemon script has to be active. I have installed XQuartz via macports. My
display variable is:

FriedrichsMacBook:~ fritz$ echo $DISPLAY
/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.sTURE7Hzol/org.macports:0

The scripts for the launchdaemon are here:
FriedrichsMacBook:~ fritz$ ls -la /Library/LaunchAgents/org.mac*
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  721 16 Okt 10:48 /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  632  2 Jan 09:43 /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macports.startx.plist

In order to install the right script you use launchctl. I now use the XServer which is installed via macports. To
enable the launch script:

FriedrichsMacBook:~ fritz$ launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macports.startx.plist

This will enable the launch script for the macports server. Maybe you need to disable the other one via „unload“.
Now logout and login again. You can test the proper behavior by starting any x application.

FriedrichsMacBook:~ fritz$ xlogo

If everything works, you should see the Xlogo window opening. You can start the pspp gui via

FriedrichsMacBook:~ fritz$ psppire

The launch script is persistent over boot. So after this you can run psppire always by just typing psppire in a terminal.

Friedrich

Am 30.03.2016 um 09:10 schrieb Georg Kessler <kessler.georg <at> gmail.com>:

Hallo Friedrich,

Ich habe X11 (Version 2.7.5). Wenn ichs übers Terminal aufrufe so wie du anregst, dann kommt die Fehlermeldung „Can’t open display:“ und dann folgt ein Pfad an dessen Ende „…xquartz:0“ steht.

Wie rufe ich denn das Programm überhaupt auf?

Beste Grüße,
Georg

Am 13.03.2016 um 18:03 schrieb Friedrich Beckmann <friedrich.beckmann <at> gmx.de>:

Hi Georg,

i just installed pspp-devel <at> 0.9.0_14 on MacOS 10.11.3 and it works.

Are you sure that you have an XServer running? If you install just pspp-devel without
any variant information, then an XServer is expected. An alternative is the quartz variant which
will be based on the gtk3 system without an xserver.

Could you try to run in the terminal: xlogo

You should see a window with an X.

Cheers

Friedrich

Am 13.03.2016 um 15:44 schrieb Georg Kessler <kessler.georg <at> gmail.com>:

Hello,

I am no experienced user of terminal commands and so I am quite lost with Macports and the downloaded port PSPP-devel.

I managed to install PSPP on my MacOS 10.10. The last line of the installation reads: --->  No broken files found.    I believe, this is a good sign.

The content is there as well as a Unix executable PSPP. When I run it in the terminal I get the error message: Error: Error for opening the output file `pspp.jnl': Permission denied.  [original line in German: Fehler: Fehler beim Öffnen der Ausgabedatei `pspp.jnl': Permission denied]  

I did have hick-ups with installing the dependency Python because a .list-file already existed. Installation was aborted, but I could manually override this problem. Python got installed. I did not clean the port installation, though, because I forgot that. I am not sure whether that is meaningful information.

I would need help in overcoming this problem of running the program and also I would like to create an icon for my deck - does anybody have experience with that?

Any help from this community is very much appreciated!

Georg







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Harry Thijssen | 30 Mar 22:19 2016
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Re: Re: PSPP help (John Darrington)



On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:26:52AM +0200, Claire de Koker wrote:

     I have another question. I'm trying to do the Wilcoxon signed rank test,
     but I cannot get the variables entered into the separate variable list and
     thus cannot run the test (see screenshot attached) - the OK button remains
     faded. Any ideas why this is not working?

This would appear to be a bug. 

It seems Paired Samples T Tests has the same issue.

 
The 'help' function only says that its unable to open the manual so didn't offer
me much help.

The manual is always available online at https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/manual


With the MSWindows build, the pdf manual is installed and a shortcut is placed on the desktop. The, MSWindows only, error message tells where to find the manual.

Have fun

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Dr. Oliver Walter | 29 Mar 18:48 2016
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<at> Britanni Baldwin: GLM, ANCOVA in PSPP

Dear Britanni,

PSPP can do GLM analysis: An experimental module was implemented in former 
versions of PSPP's GUI (Windows version) and only showed up when data was 
available. Now (PSPP 0.10.0) it is "fully" implemented in the GUI and the 
"warning" label doesn't appear anymore. I compared the results of a 3x2 
ANOVA done with another statistics software with the results of PSPP GLM. 
The results were identical. This is not a thorough test of PSPP GLM, of 
course, but it indicates that the module seems to work properly.

Another topic is ANCOVA: As far as I know PSPP GML does not support ANCOVA, 
at least not in the GUI (Windows version), but you could calculate an ANCOVA 
by using linear regression analysis which is already implemented in PSPP. 
ANCOVA is only a special variant of a linear regression analysis: Transform 
your IVs into sets of dummy variables (one set per IV), put all of them 
(minus 1 per set) into a regression analysis, add your covariates and do not 
include interaction effects. This is ANCOVA.

Sincerely,

Oliver

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> The GLM command doesn't have any explicit support for ANCOVA and I've
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> you're correct that it's possible:
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> http://www.theanalysisfactor.com/general-linear-model-anova-regression-same-model/
> http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/21229/difference-between-ancova-and-hierarchical-regression
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>> I downloaded the recent version of PSPP and according to the manual I
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Brittani Baldwin | 28 Mar 17:10 2016

technical question

I downloaded the recent version of PSPP and according to the manual I found (link below), it should have an options for two way anova, ancova, etc. However,  I don’t have an option called “General Linear Model” under “Analyze” where one could do an ANCOVA. I would appreciate help with this.

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=pH21CgAAQBAJ&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=pspp+ancova&source=bl&ots=SMj13ZX7Ma&sig=GhXUEMEmyjESMZUstpYSMQEa4gs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwia8tyWz-PLAhWBnYMKHRk-CsQQ6AEIRzAH#v=onepage&q=pspp%20ancova&f=false

 

Brittani Baldwin Gracey, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Arkansas State Hospital

Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS)

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PSATHAS NILOS-HRISTOS | 27 Mar 17:50 2016
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Open source project that needs performance optimizations

Hello,
i am an undergraduate student on computer engineering and im  
considering to do my thesis to an open source project and make  
performance optimizations and/or add parallelism to it where possible  
(or even better make use of GPU). Do you think that pspp is a good  
candidate?

Thanks,
Psathas Neilos
Ben Pfaff | 26 Mar 18:46 2016
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pspp-0.10.0 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-0.10.0.tar.gz
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/pspp-0.10.0.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-0.10.0.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.

Changes from 0.8.5 to 0.10.0:

 * The QUICK CLUSTER command has a  /PRINT subcommand which shows
   the initial cluster centres and the final cluster membership of
   each case.  The clustering algorithm has also been updated, so
   as to produce better separated clusters.

 * A Russian localisation has been contributed.

 * The GRAPH command now has a /BAR subcommand to draw barcharts.

 * If the DECIMAL character is set to COMMA then the ',' character
   will not be treated as a separator by DATA LIST.

 * The graphical user interface (psppire) has been changed as follows:

   - It now uses Gtk+ version 3 instead of version 2.  Accordingly, it has a 
     somewhat different look and feel.

   - There is now a Graphs menu to access the GRAPH command.

   - The status of dialog box widgets are now preserved between calls
     to the same dialog box for the same dataset.

   - The dialog box for the Logistic Regression command will now
     infer that string variables or any varible with a "measure"
     of Nominal or Ordinal are to be treated as categorical variables
     and will generate syntax accordingly.

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

 * New commands:

   - SORT VARIABLES.

 * The following functions for transformation expressions are new:

   - REPLACE, for search-and-replace of one string with another.

   - STRUNC, to truncate a string and trim trailing spaces.

   - MEDIAN, to compute the median of its arguments.

   - The TRUNC function in expressions now supports additional arguments
     for truncating 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.

 * Bug fixes, including the following notable ones:

   - The correlation coefficient in the paired samples t-test
     procedure is now correctly calculated when presented with
     weighted data.

   - The ESCAPE subcommand has been removed from GET DATA /TYPE=TXT.
     For compatibility, the behavior that ESCAPE enabled is now the
     default and only supported behavior.

   - Rendering of the variable and data sheets in right-to-left locales
     now works properly.

   - The Mann-Whitney test, when run on a dataset containing values
     of the group variable, other than those defining the test groups,
     would incorrectly calculate the ranks.  This has been corrected.

 * The IMPORTCASES subcommand on GET DATA is now ignored, for
   compatibility.
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Harry Thijssen | 26 Mar 15:31 2016
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pspp test version

On 26/03/2016 07:54, John Darrington wrote:
On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:10:02PM +0100, ftr wrote: On 25/03/2016 07:54, John Darrington wrote: >There have been some changes to histogram recently. >Which version are you running? > GNU pspp 0.9.0-g745ee3 on windows 7 64 That snapshot is from January. There were some fixes to Histogram in February. Please try a more recent snapshot. Thanks.
> I use the windows version . The more recent snapshot is also available >for Windows ?? If so, where ? >- ftr

I just build and uploaded a version to pspp4windows on sourceforge. https://sourceforge.net/projects/pspp4windows/

In general all versions are published there first. If no serious bug reports are coming in some of these versions are mentioned on the pspp.awardspace.com site after a short time
.

And for all people who want to test, it looks pspp is hort for the next release. So testing is usefull.


Happy testing


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news | 25 Mar 14:57 2016
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histogram labels unreadable

Hi,

I want to get a histogram of a numerical variable v172 by each value of 
a nominal value COUNTRY and use the proc EXAMINE.
EXAMINE
EXAMINE
         VARIABLES=  v172  BY country
         /PLOT= HISTOGRAM.

The output on the screen (see capture attached) is cut after the name of 
the break variable so that you can't know which country is shown.
Also, the standard deviation shown to the right of the graphics is cut.

You have to export the output which is not a rapid way to visually 
control the distribution of the dependent variable.
Of course, you can first try if PSPP shows everything you need, then 
delete the variable label, and rerun.

But it would be helpful if everything were in place from the very 
beginning, for instance in putting the level of the break variable under 
the graphics on a second line.

- ftr
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