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Date:         Wed, 10 Apr 2002 08:32:38 -0500
Reply-To:     "Marks, Jim" <jim.marks@lodgenet.com>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Marks, Jim" <jim.marks@lodgenet.com>
Subject:      Re: Switching variables and observations
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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.

Cheers Jim Marks Market Analyst LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation 605.988.1616

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-----Original Message----- From: Robert Andrew Bowell Jr. [mailto:bowell@nbcs.rutgers.edu] Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 7:51 AM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 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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Rob Bowell User Services Support Specialist Busch Campus, Hill Center, Room 279 Phone: 732-445-2464/Fax: 732-445-5539 bowell@nbcs.rutgers.edu


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