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Date:         Fri, 30 Sep 2005 11:51:09 -0500
Reply-To:     "Weeks, Kyle" <kweeks@spss.com>
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From:         "Weeks, Kyle" <kweeks@spss.com>
Subject:      THe SPSS Inc. Code Center
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The SPSS Inc. Code Center in now live at http://forums.spss.com/code_center/. The SPSS Code Center is the online resource for accessing freeware software, source code, software development kits (SDKs) and example scripts published by SPSS for use with the new functionality of the SPSS 14.0 Programmability Extension.

The SPSS Programmability Extension provides the ability to extend the SPSS command syntax language with the full capabilities of external programming languages. Program code written in an external language can be used to control the flow of SPSS syntax jobs based on variable attributes, procedure output, and error codes.

On the SPSS Code Center you will find the SPSS-Python Integration Plug-In, which is a complete, example plug-in for integrating the open source Python** programming language with the SPSS Programmability Extension.

It includes:

+ An installer that configures itself for use with SPSS

+ Native Python package containing a library of functions that interact with the SPSS backend processor API

+ Complete documentation with examples.

You'll also find an example library of Python code and SPSS syntax jobs for use with the SPSS-Python Integration Plug-In.

Current Python examples include:

+ Functions for simplifying the calls to the SPSS backend processor for common tasks

+ Bootstrap regression

+ Poisson regression

+ A function for creating dummy variables

+ ...and more everyday

Regards.

Kyle Weeks, Ph.D.

Director of Product Management, SPSS Product Line

Product Management

SPSS Inc.

Phone: 1.312.651.3645 / Fax: 1.312.651.3690

kweeks@spss.com

www.spss.com <http://www.spss.com/>

SPSS Inc. helps organizations turn data into insight through predictive analytics.

** SPSS is not the owner or licensor of the Python software. Any user of Python must agree to the terms of the Python license agreement located on the Python web site. SPSS is not making any statement about the quality of the Python program. SPSS fully disclaims all liability associated with your use of the Python program. For more information on Python visit http://www.python.org/doc/Summary.html.


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