

(Following are sample FAQ, see the FAQ page for
the complete listing) How
do I calculate age?
How do I create an ID or key variable
(Value of 1 for case 1, 2 for case 2, etc)
How do I subscribe/unsubscribe to the SPSSXL mailing list?
How do I transfer data to/ from SPSS and
...
How many variables and cases can SPSS for windows
handle?
What does SPSS stands for?
Where are the archives of the SPSSXL list and of the
SPSS newsgroup?
Where can I find help on my SPSS problem?
Where can I find the formula used by SPSS to calculate
statistics XYZ?
Why is my *.spo file so huge??
Message Board I am
testing the use of a message board. 



Sample syntaxes are classified along the
following categories:
 Area Under the
Curve
 Batch Files
 Block
Designs
 Bootstrap and random numbers
 Charts and Tables
 Cluster
Analysis
 Combinations, Permutations,
Interactions
 Compute
 Concatenate/modify string
variables
 Data Editor
 DataValidation
 Dates and Time
 Distributions, Confidence Interval
 Export Import
 Factor Analysis
 Flag or Select Cases
 IGRAPH
 Item Analysis
 Labels, Variable Names and Format
 Matching data
files
 Matrix
 Meta
Analysis
 Multiple responses
 Outliers
 Parse or Flag Data
 Random Sampling
 Ranking, Largest values,
Sorting, Grouping
 Read Write or Create data
 Regression, Repeated Measures
 Remove Characters,
Duplicates or Variables
 Restructure File
 ROC
curves
 Sample Size and Power
 Self Adjusting Syntax
 Strings
 Tests of Inequality
 Test if file or variable Exists
 Transform variable
 TTest
 Unclassified
 Working With Many Files
 Working With Missing Values

Good general Tutorials
 SPSS OnLine Training
Workshop
 Resources to Help you Learn and Use SPSS
 Statnotes: An Online
Textbook
 See the Tutorial page for a complete list
Specialized Tutorials
 Enhancement of Reliability
Analysis:
 Example of Survey Analysis
using SPSS
 Introduction to Logistic
Regression
 Medical Statistics Using SPSS
 Practical Analysis of
Nutritional
 Statistics on Likert
Scale Surveys
 Statnotes: An Online
Textbook
 See the Tutorial page for a complete list
Other Sources of SPSS syntax and
scripts

General Learning Resources
 Books
 Key Items
 Mailing List
Syntax Tutorials
 Converting string into
number
 Dates, Time and Age Tutorial
 String
Manipulation

This page is dedicated to SPSS syntax to work with publicly available
data files
 Bureau of
Labor Statistics (USA)

 Common errors and
possible solutions
 This line of code does not work!
 My syntax works on a stand alone
basis but fails when called via INCLUDE
 My DO IF ... ELSE ...END IF does not give the
correct results!
 My vectors keep "disappearing"
 My SELECT IF does not select the correct cases!
 See the Debugging page for a complete
listing




 Macro variables
 Self adjusting macros
 Unclassified
 Utilities
Tip: Search for !ENDDEFINE to find all macros in this site (there are
more than 140 macros)

 The Basics
 Macros and the command
Terminator
 Just (!) A String Parser
 Fully Commented Example
of a Macro
 Replacing a
character in many string variables
 Modify
a macro to handle many variables
 Doing
arithmetic with macro variables
 Another fully commented
macro


 Introduction
 Common errors
 Things to watch for




 Introduction
 Index of Sample Scripts
 Autoscripts
 Data Document
 Dialogs
 Distributions
 IGRAPH
 Import Export
 Labels
 Long Variable Names
 Output Format
 Output Document
 Printing
 Pivot Tables
 Syntax Doc
 Transform Data
 Utilities
 Working With Many Files
 Sample Scripts
 VB Programs

 Introduction
 Resources
 How to go about learning
Scripts?




 Description of files used
 Illustration of the problem
 Possible work around




 Safeguard the initial data file!
 Syntax 1, syntax 2, syntax 3...
 My Syntax Window Toolbar
 Changing data folder each month?
 How to ask data transformation or automation
question?
 When to use EXECUTE.
 About INCLUDE files
 How can I apply variable
labels and value labels of my old sav file to my new sav file ?
 Multiline comments

 Which type of Output Window should I use?
 Keep the log!
 How do I start learning syntax?
 What does DATA LIST LIST /a b c mean?
 Pending Transformation
 How come nobody answered my question?
 Netiquette
 Do Do Do
 Don't Don't Don't
 Somebody posted a macro but I do not know how to use
it
 Why can't I just use Excel to do my statistical analysis?




 Suggest an SPSS Related Site
 Some Links
Sites with a have a link to Raynald's SPSS Tools!
 Links to Programs
 Useful Usenet groups
 Free Services I use in this site

 Survey Form, or
 Complete a short 5click
Survey .



Most of these make use of SPSS 



This page contains links to other Web sites or documents which
refer to this Web site but do not contain, as far as I know, SPSS or statistical related
information. 
