This is an introductory text designed to show readers how to try using syntax themselves and to then support them through its use. It is ideal for those who are experienced in using SPSS through the usual button menu-driven graphical interface (GIF), but who are novices regarding syntax.

Syntax Involving String Variables

Examples in this chapter will use the following SPSS sample datasets

stroke_valid.sav

demo.sav

World95.sav

ceramics.sav

SPSS documentation and commands refer to text data as being in a string format and such data are found in string variables.

This chapter will explain how to use syntax to assist in dealing with text or ‘string’ data and variables. It will cover ...

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