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Date:         Tue, 21 Jan 1997 15:44:22 GMT
Reply-To:     Paul Martin <paul.martin@NUFFIELD.OXFORD.AC.UK>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Paul Martin <paul.martin@NUFFIELD.OXFORD.AC.UK>
Organization: Nuffield College, Oxford
Subject:      Re: Reading Unix data files in Windows

In article <5c2l5f$>, (David Nichols) wrote: >SPSS portable files are a strange kind of ASCII, not standard ASCII. As >far as I know, they travel just fine via ftp using either ASCII or binary >mode. I personally always use binary.

It does seem to make a difference if you ftp the files from VAXen rather than Unixen; the files get corrupted en route if you use binary for downloads.

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