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Date:         Sun, 29 Aug 2010 23:48:33 +0800
Reply-To:     Eins Bernardo <>
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From:         Eins Bernardo <>
Subject:      Re: How to automatically erase ?
Comments: To: Richard Ristow <>
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Let me rephrase my question:   Suppose the dataset is as follows:   Group    Item1       Item2       item3 1             1             4 1             2             5 1             3             6 2 2 2

--- On Wed, 8/25/10, Richard Ristow <> wrote:

From: Richard Ristow <> Subject: Re: How to automatically erase ? To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Date: Wednesday, 25 August, 2010, 9:51 PM

At 10:55 AM 8/25/2010, Eins Bernardo wrote:

I will do some restructuring of my dataset, then recoding and, subsequently, compute a variable using the following syntax (We will call this syntax A)   SORT CASES BY Target . CASESTOVARS    /ID = Target    /GROUPBY = VARIABLE.


COMPUTE obs_var1 = var(item1.1,item1.2,item1.3,item1.4,item1.5) . It looks like you want the variances of variables ITEM1 and ITEM2 within each value of variable Target. Why not this (not tested)?

AGGREGATE OUTFILE=*    /BREAK    =Target    /obs_var1 =SD(item1)    /obs_var2 =SD(item2).

COMPUTE obs_var1=obs_var1*obs_var1. COMPUTE obs_var2=obs_var2*obs_var2.

Sorry about taking the standard deviation and then squaring, but AGGREGATE doesn't seem to have Variance as a summarizing function. ===================== To manage your subscription to SPSSX-L, send a message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU (not to SPSSX-L), with no body text except the command. To leave the list, send the command SIGNOFF SPSSX-L For a list of commands to manage subscriptions, send the command INFO REFCARD


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