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Date:         Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:17:04 -0400
Reply-To:     Mark Casazza <>
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From:         Mark Casazza <>
Subject:      Re: LOOP / XSAVE command hanging
Comments: To: Sally Zitzer <>
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Sally, do you by any chance have an XP machine with an unpatched version of SPSS but with the rest of your normal institutional software/network? Does it do the same thing?

Mark Casazza Director of Academic Information The City University of New York 555 West 57th St. Suite 1240 New York, NY 10019

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-----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Sally Zitzer Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 4:06 PM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: LOOP / XSAVE command hanging


I *DO* get the same problem you do, you are not alone. I run Windows XP with SPSS 11.5.2. I tried your syntax.

After awhile I got a message "The processor has terminated due to an unrecoverable error at 0x64f0075f - writing to 0x00000004.

At the bottom of all the SPSS windows it says "SPSS Processor is unavailable". The data editor shows A, B, C, D, E, .... U and the Variable View is hosed, the labels along the top are A, B, C, D, .... J.

This time I was able to close SPSS without using Task Manager. *BUT* I have other syntax with XSAVE in a LOOP which does similar weird things and forces me to use the Task Manager to shut down SPSS.


Sally Zitzer, Statistical Software Consultant Computing & Communications University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Kylie Lange wrote:

> Hi all, > > I am having problems running a simple LOOP with XSAVE when using data > entered in the Data Editor. I am using on Windows NT. > > The following syntax works smoothly: > > DATA LIST LIST /sla(F8.2) p1(F8.1) p2(F8.1) p3(F8.1) p4(F8.1) nb(F8.0). > BEGIN DATA > 10012 0 1 0 0 1 > 10025 .5 0 .5 0 3 > 10045 .4 .3 0 .3 4 > 10055 0 0 0 1 1 > END DATA. > > LOOP cnt=1 TO nb. > XSAVE OUTFILE='c:\temp\temp.sav' /KEEP sla TO p4. > END LOOP. > EXE. > GET FILE='c:\temp\temp.sav'. > > However, if I run the DATA LIST section to generate the file, then go to > File > Save As and save the file to some location before going on and > running the LOOP syntax, the LOOP syntax never completes. The processor > status stalls at 'Running XSAVE...' and the only way to stop it is to kill > SPSS through the NT task manager. It does the same thing regardless of > where the file is saved to (local drive, network drives...). > > Am I missing something simple in my understanding of what's going on, or is > this some kind of network or system issue? > > Thanks! > Kylie. >

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