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Date:   Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:05:30 -0400
Reply-To:   Laura Leach <lleach80@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender:   "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Laura Leach <lleach80@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject:   Loop and macro help

Hi, Below is the syntax that I am trying to automate because it needs to be done several hundred times. I am new to SPSS and feel like I am currently killing an ant with a slede-hammer by doing this by hand. The entire point of this syntax is to get the value of "Base1E1_DEL" for every case. But to arrive at that, in the DO IF, "qA4=1" is related to the variable label "Base1" (i.e., qA4=10 label equals Base10, etc.) and the "qC1=1" is related to the "E1" part of the label (no systematic link because label part is alphanumeric). These two variables qA4 and qC1 do not change in a systematic way (i.e., they are not 1,2,3,4, etc.). What I have been doing is copying and pasting this piece of syntax for every single iteration. (qA4 has 90 different values, and qC1 has 5 different values). Is there a way to streamline this to change the values of qA4/qC1 and it's corresponding new variable label, or even better yet, is there a way to arrive at the _DEL vairable without creating 4 new variables to get there?

Thanks for any help!! Laura

DO IF (qA4=1 AND qC1=1) . COUNT Base1E1_FAV = qE1a qE1b qE1c (5 thru 6) . END IF . EXECUTE .

DO IF (qA4=1 AND qC1=1). COUNT Base1E1_TOL = qE1a qE1b qE1c (1 thru 6) . END IF. EXECUTE .

COMPUTE Base1E1_PFAV = Base1E1_FAV / Base1E1_TOL . EXECUTE .


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