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Date:         Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:10:54 GMT
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From:         Art Kendall <Arthur.Kendall@VERIZON.NET>
Subject:      Re: How to randomly split a whole dataset into two sub-dataset?
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* create a random variable. compute ranorder= rv.uniform(1, 2E9). *sort the cases in a random order. sort cases by ranorder. *assign to groups by odd and even casenum. compute group = mod($casenum,2) . value labels group 0 'even' 1 'odd'. frequencies vars=group.

Art Kendall Social Research Consultants

zencaroline wrote: > Hi, > > At your possible convenience, might anyone please kindly answer my > question? Thank you very much. > > How to "RANDOMLY" split the whole data set (n=2000) into two sub > dataset (n=1000; n=1000) in SPSS or Excel? > > Thank you very much. > > Please take care > > Caroline >

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