By Sarah E. Boslaugh

**An Intermediate consultant to SPSS Programming: utilizing Syntax for information Management** introduces the key projects of knowledge administration and provides strategies utilizing SPSS syntax. This publication fills an immense hole within the schooling of many scholars and researchers, whose coursework has left them unprepared for the information administration matters that confront them once they start to do self reliant learn. It additionally serves as an advent to SPSS programming. the entire easy gains of SPSS syntax are illustrated, as are many intermediate and complicated themes reminiscent of utilizing vectors and loops, interpreting complicated info records, and utilizing the SPSS macro language.

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If the blank space is used as a delimiter, it cannot also be used to identify a missing value. 5. If the blank space is used as a delimiter, it doesn’t matter how many appear in a row. Any number of blank spaces between a pair of variables constitutes a single delimiter. 6. If a blank space or a comma is used as a delimiter, values that contain either of those characters must be enclosed in quotation marks or apostrophes. The sixth point is illustrated below. The DATA LIST command defines a data set with one variable, name, which is alphanumeric and has the length 20, as specified by (A20): DATA LIST FREE / name (A20).

2001), in the chapters on the GET TRANSLATE and GET CAPTURE commands. READING SAS DATA FILES SPSS can read files saved as SAS data sets and SAS transport files, both referred to here as SAS files. qxd 10/12/2004 12:52 PM Page 63 Reading Data Files Created by Other Programs 1. SAS stores variables and value labels in separate files. 2. An SAS transport file may contain more than one data set. The first point means that if you want to import value labels and output formats from SAS, you must specify the location of the formats file.

The VARIABLE LABELS and VALUE LABELS commands supply labels to be used in the output, as discussed in Chapter 20. 00 Female Total 84 97 118 116 202 213 181 234 415 Chi-Square Tests Performed on Aggregated Data Chi-Square Tests Asymp. Sig. Exact Sig. Exact Sig. 417 READING DATA WITH MULTIPLE RECORDS PER CASE If a data file has more than one line or record per case, it must be read with the FIXED format and the DATA LIST statement must specify the number of records per case and which record contains each variable that is defined.