Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 08:32:38 -0500
Reply-To: "Marks, Jim" <email@example.com>
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From: "Marks, Jim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Switching variables and observations
the command you want is FLIP.
It is available through syntax, or through the GUI at Data/ Transpose.
FLIP switches rows and columns. String values do not flip, and value labels
and variable labels do not transfer. Flip creates a variable called CASE_LBL
which holds the names from the old file.
You can provide a variable list or flip all variables.
FLIP will create new variables named VAR001 to VARn or it will use CASE_LBL
if present. You can override this naming convention with /NEWNAMES = varname
to create new names. If the naming variable is numeric, you get v_#. If the
naming variable is a string, you get @@@@@@@@ (Uppercase; long strings get
truncated). Duplicate names get numbered.
From a file with minute by minute observations for a number of days:
FLIP VARIABLES = min_1 to min_1440 /NEWNAMES = day.
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From: Robert Andrew Bowell Jr. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 7:51 AM
Subject: Switching variables and observations
I'm helping someone who has a data set that basically needs to be
swapped. What are now observations have to become variables and what are
now variables have to become observations. How can I do this?
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