Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 09:46:12 -0400
Reply-To: Gerald Newman <geraldnewm@EARTHLINK.NET>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Gerald Newman <geraldnewm@EARTHLINK.NET>
Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc.
Subject: Re: How to import the outputted data to an input table?
Say, I really sympathize with your problem. I've suffered about
6 years with SPSS for Windows early versions. I have been sufficently
discouraged that I haven't considered getting newer editions since the
sales reps can't answer my questions about improved data and report file
conversions, imports, and exports. In my work I've had to use large,
500,000 record, data files downloaded from an IBM AS-400 that would not
produce any file format that SPPS would read. I had to use Data
Junction, Alpha 4, and/or Access database to read the downloaded files
and then translate then to ".dbf" format for SPSS to use. SPSS could
then output statistics by census tract in a virtually unusuable report
".lst" or text format that would not give results in a spreadsheet
format of neat columns and rows for importation into Excel or Mapinfo
for my final analysis of 366 census tracts. That is a lot of drags and
drops to get the stats by tract and year. Many times I just gave up on
SPSS and used Alpha 4 or Access to output the most simple descriptive
stats by tract and year.
Any ideas that readers can come up with will be appreciated.
Maybe I can start to use SPSS again.