Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 16:57:07 -0600
Reply-To: Jonathan Fry <jon@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jonathan Fry <jon@SPSS.COM>
Organization: SPSS Inc.
Subject: Re: Converting string variables to numeric variables
John May wrote:
> Hello all
> It's me again. My bright idea for converting string variables
> into numerics didn't work - I ended up with the numerals being
> read as long strings just the same. How do I change a variable's
> type? I have access to both SPSS V. 6.1 for Windows and also
> SPSSPC+ V. 2.0.
> John May[snip]
Rather than convert the long strings to numerics in Lotus, read the
strings into SPSS and use Autorecode. It will do the whole job.