Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:31:13 -0500
Reply-To: "Will Bailey [Statman]" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: "Will Bailey [Statman]" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Supporting Dale Glaser's comment on documentation
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There is no V14. I think Rich means V12, as I recall, is where the manuals
began to be available on the CD
On 2/14/2005 11:03:33 AM, Oliver, Richard (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Starting with SPSS 14, the syntax reference material will be included in
> the context-sensitive help system, as well as still available as a
> separate PDF document.
> As for the
> "diminishing amount of information per command at each successive
> I hope this really isn't the case. Although it's true that detailed
> statistical examples for Base, Advanced, and Regression Models procedures
> are no longer included in the manuals, examples are provided for most
> procedures in the Case Studies, available from the Help menu or by right-
> clicking any table produced by the procedure. Right-mouse context help is
> also available for many terms in tables.
> With the notable exception of removing detailed statistical examples from
> certain manuals, we have made no conscious/deliberate attempt to abridge
> any of our documentation. In many instances, I suspect
> it's more an issue of finding the information, since it's not all in one
> place -- an issue
> we're still working on. And one step in that direction is integrating the
syntax reference material with the help system.
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