Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 11:12:26 -1000
Reply-To: Bob Schacht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Bob Schacht <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Temporary Select If
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At 02:24 AM 9/26/2005, Peck, Jon wrote:
>Note that SPSS users several different commands depending on what you
>choose in the Select Cases dialog even within the nondestructive
>selection. Sometimes it is FILTER and sometimes USE. The Compute to
>generate the filter variable also has several different forms.
>When SPSS creates a filter variable, the defining condition becomes the
>variable label. You also get a hint that you are filtering through the
>status bar "Filter on" entry in the Data Editor window, although it won't
>show if the window is too narrow. And, of course, you get slashed out
>case numbers in the Data Editor.
>(It's an article of faith around here that no one ever looks at the status
>bar, but we keep trying.)
Thanks to Jon, Hector, Allan and others for the info.
* With Temporary + Select If, I discovered that I can do a number of
crosstabs all in one "run" by specifying a series of "Table" specifications
within one "Crosstab" command.
* I appreciate the reminder about the "FILTER" command; it actually
serves my needs best, as the filter variable serves multiple purposes.
* I appreciate the information about the "USE" command. I'll have to
familiar myself with its usage.
* Thanks for reminding me about the status bar <g>