Things are not always what they seem. Running a second copy of an application shares the executables already in memory from the first copy, so the only extra memory load is for data areas. This will typically be only 1-2mb of memory if you are just viewing another data set in the Data Editor.
From: Chris Evans [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: [SPSSX-L] viewer for SAV files
On 25 Jul 2003 at 13:40, fvillamayor-research@ferrergr wrote:
> Just open another instance of SPSS. Another data editor will open on
> your screen and you will be able to open another data file.
Yes. I believe I can do that with 11.0.1 but it seems an extremely
resource intensive way of just getting to see the structure and
contents of my SAV data files. I had thought of the Excel export but
again, clumsy and very resource hungry.
Surely there's an easier way or a viewer someone has written?
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