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).
Mark A. Davenport Ph.D.
Asst to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Research and
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
149 Mossman Bldg.
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
'An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more
than an exact
answer to an approximate problem' -- J. W. Tukey
>>> Mark Casazza <Mark.Casazza@DOMINO1.CUNY.EDU> 10/8/2002 1:09:40 PM
FWIW, I couldn't find a listing for the version 10 or 11 syntax
manual either. I know they used to make it for version 10, I've got
home--maybe they ran out. I did see that they still have copies of
version 9 manual. There really isn't much difference between them, but
$49 price tag is excessive for a manual that is 4 versions out of
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
dig up an extra copy lying about.
Mark V. Casazza
Director of Academic Information
The City University of New York
555 W. 57th St. Suite 1240
New York, NY 10019
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 12:46 PM
Subject: Syntax reference guide for 10 and 11
A coworker just told me that he can't find a copy of the syntax
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
a paper version of the syntax reference will now print it and bind it
(I don't want to reignite the previous discussion so, please, a short
Thanks, Gene Maguin