Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:38:56 -0000
Reply-To: Dr Stephen Tagg <s.k.tagg@STRATH.AC.UK>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Dr Stephen Tagg <s.k.tagg@STRATH.AC.UK>
Organization: University of Strathclyde Computer Centre
Subject: Re: SPSS output
I think Dilbert is real fun, but I've never really sympathized with those
who want to be able to weigh the quality of their survey results in bleached
Yes it does require a change in working practice away from writing in the
margins of output.
I just can't think how I could do away with the ability post 6.1.3 to double
click tables (even those from frequencies) and edit them to look the way I
want - and then copy them into Word and write comments on them.
I positively enjoy the tree & open and shut book hypertext metaphor.
J.Hendrickx wrote in message ...
>In article <01be5fc2$b47a2330$4e08d88f@f8phl28893>,
>> Could someone please explain to me what the point of these .SPO output
>> files is.
>> Why can't SPSS just produce straight text output that you can scroll
>> through easily on the screen. Why can't all the output come up on the
>> screen? Why is only part of it displayed? This must be one of the most
>> pointless and most frustrating innovations(???) I've ever seen.
>The best answer is at http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/
>You can set the output type to plain text in SPSS 8.0 and higher. But I'd
>recommend rightgrading to version 6.1.3. Faster, both in startup (much
>faster) and execution (slight edge). Paste your output in excel and use
>Data>Text to columns to transform it into excel data. Now you've got much
>more flexiblity in formating your results and making them presentation