Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 20:48:54 -0400
Reply-To: Raynald Levesque <email@example.com>
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From: Raynald Levesque <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: debugging mode
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You are refering to the EDIT command. The following is from the Syntax
Reference Guide (SRG):
**** Extract from SRG ***
This command is not available on all operating systems.
RECODE ITEM1, ITEM2, ITEM3 (0=1) (1=0) (2=-1).
COMPUTE INDEXQ=(ITEM1 + ITEM2 + ITEM3)/3.
VARIABLE LABELS INDEXQ 'Summary Index of Questions'.
FREQUENCIES=ITEM1 ITEM2 ITEM3.
EDIT causes the program to evaluate a sequence of commands without actually
commands. EDIT is available only for batch mode.
**** End of extract ****
The command is not available in the windows version of SPSS.
As an alternative consider running your syntax on a small sample of your
data file (for example using the command SAMPLE .01)
Raynald Levesque email@example.com
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From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Jed J. Teres
Sent: May 15, 2003 4:08 PM
Subject: debugging mode
I've heard that there's a way to run syntax files in a sort of "debugging
mode," in which they run faster and catch errors that one will run into
when they execute for real. Is this true? If so, how does one do it?