An Intermediate Guide to SPSS Programming: Using Syntax for Data Management introduces the major tasks of data management and presents solutions using SPSS syntax. This book fills an important gap in the education of many students and researchers, whose coursework has left them unprepared for the data management issues which confront them when they begin to do independent research. It also serves as an introduction to SPSS programming; all the basic features of SPSS syntax are illustrated, as are many intermediate and advanced topics such as using vectors and loops, reading complex data files, and using the SPSS macro language.

Reading Data Files Created by Other Programs

This chapter discusses how to read data files in SPSS that were created by other programs. Topics include

  • Reading files created in Microsoft Excel
  • Using GET TRANSLATE to read other types of files
  • Reading data from database programs
  • Reading SAS data files

SPSS can open data files created in many common spreadsheet, database, and ...

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