Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 06:53:13 -0700
Reply-To: Jon K Peck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Jon K Peck <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: struggling with OMS
As Pierre says, OMS listens for output generated after you start it. It
captures it upstream from the Viewer. You can pivot tables in the OMS
capture, but OMS provides no control over variable naming.
If you need to capture the output exactly in the Viewer format, it would
require custom scripting in Python or Basic.
Jon Peck (no "h") aka Kim
Senior Software Engineer, IBM
new phone: 720-342-5621
From: Pierre Tourigny <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/2012 04:48 AM
Subject: Re: [SPSSX-L] struggling with OMS
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OMS does not work on existing output like OUTPUT EXPORT. It's a new output
You must put your table-producing procedure between the OMS and OMSEND
On 2/20/2012 3:04 AM, Dominic Lusinchi wrote:
I am having a difficult time with OMS. I am new to this feature of SPSS. I
scanned through the Syntax Reference guide and the list serve archives but
My issue. I am conducting a Friedman test and want to export the Ranks
table to a *.sav file such that the variable names in the aforementioned
table will be the variable names in the new data file and the mean ranks
will be the values. Ideally I want to export more than one table such that
each table will be a case in the new data file.
Currently I used this syntax for just one table:
/IF COMMANDS=['NPar Tests'] SUBTYPES=['Friedman Ranks'] LABELS =['Mean
/COLUMNS SEQUENCE=[RALL CALL LALL].
All this syntax provides is a data file with "Command_", "Subtype_" and
"Label_" as variables but no data.
I assume that the OMS command reads the output (SPSS Viewer) currently
open - that is where the results of the Friedman test are located.
The "[RALL CALL LALL]" puts all dimensions in a single row. That might be
a problem since the Ranks table has two columns: one with the variables
and the other with the ranks. I tried using DIMNAMES but without success.
Perhaps I need to transpose rows and columns in the original table in
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Far West Research
San Francisco, California