|Date: ||Thu, 7 Dec 2000 12:14:13 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||"S. Zitzer" <sallyz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"S. Zitzer" <sallyz@U.WASHINGTON.EDU>|
|Subject: ||Re: Macros versus Scripts|
|Content-Type: ||TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII|
> introduction book to Visual Basic. The language used in the script is called
> Sax Basic and is a limited version of VB. If you already know how VB works,
That's where I am stymied, a good manual on Sax Basic!
> There is one thing you should know however: the scripts DO NOT replace the
> syntax language in any way. They are complementary. As far as SPSS is
I did not say scripts replace syntax, I was told they replace macros
although the macro feature is still included in SPSS.
> I know there have been a lot of nice macros posted on this newsgroup. I
> wrote a few macros a couple of years ago. Then the scripting feature was
> added to SPSS. I was told that scripts could do what macros can do plus
> lots more and that the script language would replace the macro language. So
> I decided not to work on learning macros any more, that instead I should
> learn to write scripts. But I feel intimidated by the script language
> because there are no manuals. So far I have not learned anything about
> writing scripts!
> I'm just wondering what other people think about this confusing situation?
> Do some people use both?
> University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA