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Date:         Mon, 25 Oct 1999 18:43:23 -0500
Reply-To:     Denise Cale <denise@EMT.ORG>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Denise Cale <denise@EMT.ORG>
Organization: EMT Associates, Inc.
Subject:      Re: Hit and Miss Data Labeling--Limit to length of command syntax?
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Hi,

I ran into a similar problem with an extremely long syntax file in 9.0 a few months ago. I was told by a couple of SPSS technical support representatives that there seems to be a conflict with another driver that was loaded on the computer-----the driver for the Microsoft Intellimouse (the mouse with the gray roller between the buttons). I unloaded it, and the syntax file worked normally again. Try "end tasking" all of the unnecessary drivers and programs on your computer one by one, and see if your syntax runs normally again.

Denise Cale

Carol Albright wrote:

> Hi, Cathy > > I've run into problems with 9.0 with the _program_ being too long (then > SPSS will only run a line a time rather than what I've highlighted.) I'm > not sure about the limit of the command sequence, but you problem > highlights the frustrations in finding bugs. When in doubt, I chop up > commands into smaller chunks in order to focus efforts on the portion > that's not working. Sometimes the error is actually a line or two above > the one that doesn't "work". > > I've run into problems with labeling, especially with telling SPSS to > label 'Q## to Q##' if there's a variable in the middle of that range that's > NOT numeric. It labels just fine until it hits the one that's text, then > fails from that text variable on. > > >This raises a question about SPSS. Is there a limit to the length of > >the > >Value Label command sequence? I am using SPSS version 8. > > Carol > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- > Carol L. Albright, MS | E-Mail : syzygy@tc.umn.edu > Albright Consulting | Phone : 651/699-7218 > 2031 Goodrich Avenue | http://www.tc.umn.edu/~syzygy > St. Paul, MN 55105 USA | Research data services > -------------------------------------------------------------------------


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