Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:01:52 +0900
Reply-To: Maurice Vergeer <email@example.com>
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From: Maurice Vergeer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: loop and do repeat problem with thousands of unique values to
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thanks for your suggestion you provided in the earlier email. I need
to let it sink in what really happens in the example.
True, sorting is nasty in SPSS
now you mention normalizing: the variable later in line (name14) the
more blanks there are.
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 22:47, David Marso <email@example.com> wrote:
> Best bet is these cases is to write syntax once against a properly normalized
> data structure (in this a sorted case long format). Â Do the necessary merge
> and then mop up with an aggregate and a final match. Â see my example.
> Sorting the huge file multiple times with all of the variables in the file
> in place is going to kill your hard disk. Â Trust me, I've been doing this
> stuff for over 20 years!
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