Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 19:54:03 -0600
Reply-To: ViAnn Beadle <email@example.com>
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From: ViAnn Beadle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Recoding Question
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I'm not sure why you're going through value labels to create strings but you
can create the string directly from your numeric variable. Let's assume, in
the simple case, I have a numeric variable call numvalue taking on values 1
through 10. Then
string newstring (a8).
compute newstring =concat("Value ", string(numvalue - 100,f3)).
This will produce a new string variable with values like Value 1. What is
important here, based upon your earlier post is that the first argument to
numvalue is any numeric expression so you could have something like
string(numvalue-1 * 10 + 139, f3). Note that the second argument to the
string function is the numeric format to use when composing the string.
Without seeing the actual error message and the syntax run it's really hard
to diagnose why your master include is not working. Note that the INCLUDE
command requires that all commands start in column 1 and that any
continuations to the commands NOT start in column 1 so if you have syntax
like that below within a file named on the INCLUDE command, it will generate
an error. Use the INSERT command instead.
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 7:24 PM
Subject: Recoding Question
I'm currently running a bunch of analyses across several studies. To
accomplish what I need to I calculate a variable, recode a variable,
add 132 value labels on each of the datasets, convert the value labels
to strings, and then transpose things so cases become variables. (It
is some what complicated to explain so won't get into it much.but the
jist is I'm using OMS to export data, manipulating it so I can run
analyses on it and then merging a bunch of results together.) I have
created syntax to do this for each data set and everything works well.
I have also set up a secondary syntax that uses an Include statement
for each of the other syntax files I have created to relabel each data
set. By doing this I can use nested syntax files and use a single
file to call all 42 of the other syntax files I need run to relabel a
Currently I can run each single syntax file independently and it adds
values labels properly. However when I try and run this in the
"batch" syntax file, which calls the other syntax files, I get an
error for the value labels. So..just to be clear.it runs fine if I
run them individually but when I try and run them all through a single
file with include statements I get errors on the value labels. I
believe this may be a function of SPSS being sensitive to how things
are configured when running nested syntax files. I was wondering if
anyone has some insight into what might be wrong. Below is a copy of
how the value labels is set up..any help would be appreciated.
Value Labels New
101 'Value 1'
102 'Value 2'
103 'Value 3'
104 'Value 4'
105 'Value 5'
106 'Value 6'
107 'Value 7'
108 'Value 8'
109 'Value 9'
110 'Value 10'
111 'Value 11'
112 'Value 12'
113 'Value 13'
114 'Value 14'
115 'Value 15'.