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Date:         Tue, 8 Oct 2002 13:23:07 -0400
Reply-To:     Mark Davenport <madavenp@OFFICE.UNCG.EDU>
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From:         Mark Davenport <madavenp@OFFICE.UNCG.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Syntax reference guide for 10 and 11
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I bought one a few months ago from SPSS. The problem is their website. It appears to contain a lot of 'hidden' passages.

Look toward the bottom of the webpage. They should be current through Version 11 but I would ask the friendly folks at SPSS before you drop $99 per book (yes, it's a 2 vol. set).



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>>> Mark Casazza <Mark.Casazza@DOMINO1.CUNY.EDU> 10/8/2002 1:09:40 PM >>> Hi Gene,

FWIW, I couldn't find a listing for the version 10 or 11 syntax reference manual either. I know they used to make it for version 10, I've got one at home--maybe they ran out. I did see that they still have copies of the version 9 manual. There really isn't much difference between them, but the $49 price tag is excessive for a manual that is 4 versions out of date--I've heard that SPSS Version 12 will be available by the end of the year.

If you really need a version 10 manual, let me know and I'll see if I can dig up an extra copy lying about.

Regards, Mark

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-----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 12:46 PM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Syntax reference guide for 10 and 11


A coworker just told me that he can't find a copy of the syntax reference book for either 10 or 11 for sale at the spss website. I remember that recently there was a impassioned series of postings about the documentation. But i don't remember anything about the specifics.

So does spss no longer publish the syntax reference as a separately purchasable book? Second, is it now spss' expectation that persons wanting a paper version of the syntax reference will now print it and bind it themselves?

(I don't want to reignite the previous discussion so, please, a short answer)

Thanks, Gene Maguin

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