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Date:         Tue, 18 Aug 1998 10:50:37 -0500
Reply-To:     "Matheson, David" <davidm@SPSS.COM>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Matheson, David" <davidm@SPSS.COM>
Subject:      Re: Transformations
Comments: To: "Douglas J. Anderson" <Douglas.Anderson@ENMU.EDU>

Douglas, For w = reciprocal square root of x ,which I'm interpreting as simply 1/(square root of x):

compute w = 1/sqrt(x) .

For w = log base 2 of x:

compute w = ln(x)/ln(2).

where ln is the natural log function. For the log to other bases, replace 2 in the denominator with the required base. You can run both of the above transformations from the Transform->Compute menu in versions of SPSS with a graphic user interface (GUI).

David Matheson SPSS Statistical Support

> -----Original Message----- > From: Douglas J. Anderson [SMTP:Douglas.Anderson@ENMU.EDU] > Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 1:30 AM > To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU > Subject: Transformations > > SPSS Users: > > > >Is there a place I'm overlooking where I can transform variables using a > >reciprocal square root function and log base 2 function? Or some method > >of writing a compute expression to produce these results? > > > >Thanks. > > > >Douglas Anderson > >Masters Candidate in Anthropology > >Eastern New Mexico University > >Portales, New Mexico > > > >

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