Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 05:31:10 -0800
Reply-To: Bruce Phillips <bphillip@RCF.USC.EDU>
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From: Bruce Phillips <bphillip@RCF.USC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Reading ASCII Files
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It has been a while since I have read an ascii file, but I seem to rmember
that the older version (v.4.1) would read commas. I do recall that I have
used a word processor such as microsoft word to convert delimters. In
MSWORD the symbol for TAB is ^t, so a search and replace would remove
commas and insert tab marks.
Hebrew Union College
On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, McNeilly, Russ wrote:
> The Syntax Reference Guide is now on-line in the Help system.
> Hope this helps.
> >From: David Lindsay[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >Sent: Monday, March 30, 1998 2:01 PM
> >To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> >Subject: Re: Reading ASCII Files
> >On 30 Mar 98, at 11:35 Tverdek, Edward wrote:
> >> Commas can be read as spaces in ASCII files read by SPSS 7.5,
> >> so you can just treat the file as having a freefield format
> >> (take the "Freefield" option under File...Read ASCII Data or
> >> specifying FREE on a DATA LIST command). See page 223 of the
> >> SPSS 7.5 Syntax Reference Guide for details.
> >Why don't you give out the Systax reference guide anymore? For me its a
> >vital part of SPSS and it ought to be part of the upgrade package/ licence
> >David Lindsay
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