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Date:         Thu, 9 Sep 1999 16:26:49 -0300
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Hector E. Maletta" <hmaletta@OVERNET.COM.AR>
Subject:      On SPSS.JNL
Comments: To: "Hoe, Ruan" <>
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Ruan, you wrote: Is there a way to create a SPSS.jnl log file from an existing data file?

In fact, SPSS.jnl is a text file with all the details of your session, created by SPSS for Windows and saved usually in the Windows/temp folder or other folder you specified for temporary files or for this particular file. With the menu choice Edit - Options you can decide on the location of your jnl file, and whether you overwrite the previous file any time you start a new session, or just continue with the existing file adding the events of the new session. You can open the spss.jnl file from your syntax window, if you go to File-Open, go to the appropriate folder and click on it. SPSS.jnl, thus, is not a data file but a polain-text log of your sessions, registering all your commands (issued either through the menu or from syntax) and all messages and warnings issued by SPSS in response. It does not contain the data, nor the statistical output of your commands.

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