|Date: ||Mon, 17 May 2004 23:37:29 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Dennis Deck <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Dennis Deck <email@example.com>|
|Subject: ||Re: spss 12.0 vs spss 6.0|
I regularly access SAV files created by SPSS v12 using SPSS v6.1 so I am not
sure why you are having problems.
I recommend exporting to either a) SPSS Portable file or b) dBase format
Excel format is more prone to conversion problems and SPSS v6 does not
support recent versions of Excel.
Dennis Deck, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
RMC Research Corporation 503-223-8248x715 voice
522 SW Fifth, Suite 1407 800-788-1887
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From: Mark Davenport [mailto:madavenp@OFFICE.UNCG.EDU]
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: spss 12.0 vs spss 6.0
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that substantial changes
were made in the data editor between Versions 6.0 and 7.0. These changes may
prohibit you from saving the 12.0 data formatting in a format readable by
6.0. Version 12.0 will readily convert a 12.0 file into 7.0 format, but not
6.0. You MIGHT be able to convert into Excel and at least save the variable
names. I don't know of any other options.
Mark A. Davenport Ph.D.
Office of Student Affairs Research and Evaluation
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
answer to an approximate problem' -- J. W. Tukey
>>> Arnaldo Ferrari Nasi <vs.arni@TISCALI.IT> 5/15/2004 4:19:01 AM >>>
Do I not loose settings, variable labelling, assigned missing?
>One way is to open the file on a computer with SPSS 12 (or ask your
>friend) and use the export command to save as an spss portable file
>(.por). The portable file can be read by early versions of spss; sas and
>other stats packages
> > I usually use SPSS 6.0, but a friend gave me a dataset made with the
> > version.
> > The 6.0 doesn't read the file.
> > What are the differences? What I have to do?