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Date:         Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:51:19 -0500
Reply-To:     Richard Ristow <>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Richard Ristow <>
Subject:      Re: Macro or Loop to minimize Syntax
Comments: To: Juan Pablo Sandoval <>
Comments: cc: Raynald Levesque <>
In-Reply-To:  < m>
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At 06:04 PM 1/29/2008, Juan Pablo Sandoval wrote:

>I'm running a validation syntax such as this: > > if (var0010 = 1 and v0017 = 2) clean = 1. > if (var0020 = 1 and v0027 = 2) clean = 1. >... > if (var0750 = 1 and v0757 = 2) clean = 1. > >I don't know if there is some kind of syntax doing a loop of some >kind to save space and get the same results.

At 07:21 PM 1/29/2008, Raynald Levesque suggested:

>Assuming variables var0010 var0020 ... var0750 are consecutive in the data >file and v0017 v0027 ... v0757 are consecutive in the data file, the command >COMPUTE clean=ANY(1,var0010 TO var0750) AND ANY(2,v0017 TO v0757). >does the job.

I don't think that'll quite do it, as the original logic required a 1 and a 2 value for some matched pair of variables, not simply for any variables in the two sets. But, on the same assumptions, this should: DO REPEAT varXXX0 = var0010 TO var0750 /vXXX7 = v0017 TO v0757. . if (varXXX0 = 1 and vXXX7 = 2) clean = 1. END REPEAT.

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