Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 09:11:41 -0500
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: write command
Lynn Nicole Lethbridge wrote:
> Hi there
> I was wondering if anyone out there knows if the "write" command can be
> used in SPSS to write all of the variables in a file into columns with a
> space between each.
> I've done this before by physically typing the variables with the
> appropriate columns after but I was hoping to avoid all the typing.
> I tried the "write file / all" command but it seems to randomly put
> spaces in a few places while most of the time there is no space in between.
> Just thought I'd check if there's a faster way to do this other than
> typing all the varaibles and the position numbers.
> Thanks for your time.
The PRINT command will insert spaces between fields. The only other difference
between PRINT and WRITE is that the WRITE command uses write formats, while the
PRINT command uses print formats.