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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
Comments:   To: "Flechet, Jef" <Jef.Flechet@BASES.COM>
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> 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.


> > Hi, > > 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? > Thanks, > > Sally > University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA >

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