Dr. Yaron Ghilay | 27 Jan 13:14 2014
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PSPP new versions

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I have found a problem using the "Means" routine (under "Compare Means") in the following new versions:

PSPP_0.8.2_2014-01-16_64bits

PSPP_0.8.1_2013-11-01_64bits

 

This routine does not function and it gives a wrong  syntax.

 

For example, instead of having the following right syntax:   

MEANS TABLES =  im1

               BY gender.

 

It gives the following wrong one:

MEANS TABLES =  im1.

 

Even clicking on "OK" gives a wrong output.

 

The same routine is perfect in PSPP_0.8.1_2013-09-25_64bits.

 

Yaron Ghilay

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Karl Sinn | 17 Jan 12:56 2014
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R-Quadrat vs R-square

Hi,

I'm new to pspp and trying it for the first time.

I use: pspp 0.8.1
on openSuSE 13.1
in german language

When I run a linear regression I get the table "Model Summary"
the first column is labeled "R-Quadrat", the second "R Square".
Is this a mismatch in translation? Because R-Quadrat is AFAIK the 
tranlation of R Square to german.

I found a second translation problem doing a oneway ANOVA. In the window 
where I select the variables already and in the output it's written 
"Deskreptive Statistiken" instead of "Deskriptive Statistiken".

Thanks
Karl
Stuart McKenzie | 16 Jan 04:49 2014

DO IF Block appears to execute regardless

Version: 0.8.1-g0343d5
OS Windows 7 64 bit

Hi all

I have a block of code

COMPUTE PulseCheck = INDEX(UPCASE( <at> JobName),"PULSE") > 0.

DO IF (PulseCheck < 1).
	Recode CONT (Convert) into CONT1.
	*do other stuff
END IF.

If I include the line
LIST PulseCheck
I see that PulseCheck is being calculated correctly so that line appears
to be correct, however, the DO IF block of code currently executes
regardless of the value of PulseCheck. This script is used to run across 2
data files, one of which has the CONT variable and the other doesn't, so I
need to skip over this block when the CONT variable does not exist.  Am I
missing something stupidly obvious here? The less preferred solution is to
use 2 scripts, but that has other implications which I would prefer not to
have to deal with.

I have tried swapping the skip logic around at the for the DO IF argument
but no matter what I enter, the code executes which suggests that I have a
fundamental misunderstanding of how this should work.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Regards
Stuart
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

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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

 

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