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Date:         Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:39:53 +0200
Reply-To:     Asesoría Bioestadística
              <bioestadistica@eresmas.net>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Asesoría Bioestadística
              <bioestadistica@eresmas.net>
Subject:      Re: Compatibility of different versions of .sav files
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Hi:

As far as I know, "sav" files are compatible from version 5 to 11. "Spo" files are another issue.

HTH

Marta

"McGee, Magnus" ha escrito:

> Dear All, > > Over the next few months I am going to join that happy bad of SPSS users who > have had their OS upgraded from Win98 to Win2000. At the same time SPSS > will be upgraded from Version 10 to Version 11. > > A few colleagues have already made the move. Unfortunately this includes > someone who sends data to me on a regular basis. So, here I am to ask about > the implications. > > (1) Can Version 11 read version 10 datasets? > (I assume this will be taken as read.) > > (2) Can Version 10 read Version 11 datasets? > > (3) Is (2) always the case? > (There's usually someone out there with a counter example. > It is particularly important here as the college frequently > captures data from Access2000) > > (4) If in doubt use a portable datafile. > Do portable datafiles retain variable labels and variable values? > > (5) Does (1) apply for portable files? > > And may I be the first to wish you a Happy Thanks Giving?! > > M > > Magnus McGee > Senior Statistician > Health Services Research Unit > University of Aberdeen > Foresterhill > Aberdeen > AB25 2ZD > > Tel: 01224 559219 > Fax: 01224 663087 > mailto:magnus.mcgee@abdn.ac.uk > http://www.abdn.ac.uk/hsru


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