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Date:   Thu, 27 Feb 1997 14:55:51 GMT
Reply-To:   David Nichols <nichols@SPSS.COM>
Sender:   "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:   David Nichols <nichols@SPSS.COM>
Organization:   SPSS, Inc.
Subject:   Re: using compute command with output data

In article <01bc21aa$20c57660$40966083@kmatthews.peachnet>, J. Kip Matthews <> wrote: >I am doing an ANOVA analysis that is using very small values. This results >in the MS and SS values being reported as 0.0000 in the output file, but >the F value is 15.3221. How can I get my SPSS 6.1 to do the following: > 1) give me more decimal places in the output file to view the exact MS >and SS values >and > 2) use a compute command on the SS and MS values generated by SPSS 6.1 >ANOVA > > >You can respond via this newsgroup or send e-mail directly to me at > > >Thanks in advance. > >Kip

I responded directly to a direct note to Kip on this, but in case others have the same issue, I'll also post. In releases earlier than 7.0, you generally don't have the option of requesting more decimal places on the output. Your options are to either use a procedure that prints more decimals, if one exists, or to rescale the dependent variable. Rescaling the dependent by multiplying it by a constant will change the sums of squares by a constant multiple as well, without changing the F-ratios or significance levels.

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