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Date:         Thu, 2 Sep 1999 20:27:20 -0400
Reply-To:     Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
Subject:      Re: DATA FILE command
Comments: To: Robert Greene <Mhpertg@GW.OMH.STATE.NY.US>
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Hi everybody (sorry for the empty message a few minutes ago).

Robert, I suggest you read the entire file than add the following lines to your syntax to delete the first 13 rows.

COMPUTE casenum=$casenum. EXECUTE. SELECT IF (casenum>13). EXECUTE.

HTH Raynald Levesque

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----- Original Message ----- From: Robert Greene <Mhpertg@GW.OMH.STATE.NY.US> Newsgroups: bit.listserv.spssx-l To: <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 5:03 PM Subject: DATA FILE command

> Dear List, > > I have an ascii file in columns and I can read the file into an active data file, but I want to start with the 14th row of the file, and not the first row. > > Is there a sub command that I can use. > > Otherwise, I can use DATA LIST to read in the entire file and set up a variable to accept all the characters of that file as one variable, select just the lines that I want to read ultimately, write to an out file and use DATA LIST to read in the variables that I wanted in the first place. > > But, I am ever faithful that I can do the task in a fewer number of steps. > > Thanks. > > =============================== > Robert Thomas Greene, MS, MBA > Program Evaluation > Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center > 914 374-3171 x3172 > > > ================================

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