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Date:         Tue, 24 Apr 2001 16:11:41 -0400
Reply-To:     Mark Casazza <casazzam@ADELPHI.EDU>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Mark Casazza <casazzam@ADELPHI.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Value exclusion
Comments: To: David_Wilson@GALLUP.COM
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I'd just add, remember that when using functions like SUM, unless you specify the minimum number of valid values, you could wind up with very different totals (summing one valid value or summing four valid values). Just something to keep in mind.

Mark V. Casazza Office of Research, Assessment & Planning Adelphi University Levermore Hall, #307 Garden City, NY 11530

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----- Original Message ----- From: "David Wilson" <David_Wilson@GALLUP.COM> Newsgroups: bit.listserv.spssx-l To: <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 3:07 PM Subject: Re: Value exclusion

> Would: > > MISSING VALUES q14a to q14d (999). > COMPUTE q14_tot=SUM(q14a to q14d). > EXE. > > Do it for you.. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Luther Bernadel [mailto:BERNADL@WESTAT.COM] > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 2:52 PM > To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Value exclusion > > > I have 4 variables (q14a, q14b, q14c, q14d). I have made a sum variable > (q14_tot) that adds q14a - q14d. In the process, I also want to exclude a > certain value (999) out of the calculation. Is there a simple way to do > this? > > Thank you. > > ******************************** > Luther Bernadel, Jr. > G9-109 > 301-330-7937 > e-mail: lutherbernadel@westat.com >


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