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.

A Brief Introduction to the SPSS Macro Language

This chapter discusses the SPSS macro language. Topics covered include:

  • The parts of a macro
  • Different ways to declare arguments in a macro
  • How to control the macro environment
  • How to find more information about macros

This chapter introduces the SPSS macro language. Many SPSS users are unaware that the macro language exists, and others may feel it is too difficult for them to learn. The purpose of this chapter is to break through those ...

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