|Date: ||Tue, 27 May 1997 16:42:25 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||Eva Goldwater <evagold@EMILY.OIT.UMASS.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Eva Goldwater <evagold@EMILY.OIT.UMASS.EDU>|
|Organization: ||University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|Subject: ||Re: data list syntax|
If each case begins on a new line, you are better off using LIST.
With FREE, if one case has less than 160 variables, everything from there
on will be read incorrectly. With LIST, only the case with too few
variables will be affected.
ChNikiL (nleprohn@CASEY.ORG) wrote:
: It depends what the error message says. Does it tell you you have an
: incomplete case? If so, one of your records has less than 160 variables
: it and so the last "case" does not have enough variables.
: Niki Le Prohn
: Director of Practice Research
: The Casey Family Program
: Seattle, WA
: From: P.A. Watters on Thu, May 22, 1997 6:05 AM
: Subject: data list syntax
: To: Multiple recipients of list SPSSX-L
: I am having trouble reading in a free-form ascii file into SPSS
: on UNIX. I have a file with 160 variables, separated by a space, and
: when I use a command like:
: data list file='g1.txt' free / v1 to v160.
: I get an error message. Can anyone give me a hint as to the problem?
: Paul A. Watters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge