Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 12:53:10 -0700
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Subject: Re: Syntax reference guide for 10 and 11
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The page referred to below are the Training Manuals for their classes.
Those manuals are not the same as the regular manuals. My 2 volume
SPSS 11.0 Syntax Reference Guide was not $99, I think it was $49
like the Base User's Guide.
Sally Zitzer, C&C, Senior Computing Specialist, Statistical Software
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Mark Davenport wrote:
> 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
> Hi Gene,
> 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
> one at
> 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
> phone: 212.541.0396
> fax: 212.541.0392
> email: Mark.Casazza@mail.cuny.edu
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> 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