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Getting to the PSPP command line
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Rob Goudey
2017-07-24 08:08:38 UTC
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I last used SPSS on a mainframe computer (VAX/VMS) in 1986, and I can remember using it from the command line.

I am new to PSPP and I would like to try learning by using it in the same way I did with SPSS.



I recently downloaded PSPP by doing the following:

1. Went to https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html

2. Under Binaries, Windows – I clicked Installers

3. Under Downloads I chose the most recent 32-bit version, which was PSPP_2016-09-27_daily_32bits

4. Then went through the installation process, which seemed to go OK.

5. I got the pie chart icon and the PSPP user’s guide on my desktop.



When I double click the PSPP icon, that actually runs PSPPIRE and puts me in the data editor.

From there I can’t see how to get from PSPPIRE to the command line.

The user guide gives lots of useful information about what to do at the command line once you get there, but I can’t find how to move between PSSPIRE and PSPP command line.



I was able to go to DOS and change to the directory containing the PSPP application, then type PSPP to get the command prompt (i.e. PSPP>).

Will I need to do this every time, or can I set up in such a way that I can double click an icon that takes me to the command prompt?



Rob.
Friedrich Beckmann
2017-07-24 10:14:05 UTC
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Hi Rob,

from the GUI you can go via the Menu

File -> New -> Syntax

This will open a window where you can type pspp syntax and execute the syntax. The results will show up in the output window.

Regards

Friedrich


> Am 24.07.2017 um 10:08 schrieb Rob Goudey <***@optusnet.com.au>:
>
> I last used SPSS on a mainframe computer (VAX/VMS) in 1986, and I can remember using it from the command line.
> I am new to PSPP and I would like to try learning by using it in the same way I did with SPSS.
>
> I recently downloaded PSPP by doing the following:
> 1. Went to https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html
> 2. Under Binaries, Windows – I clicked Installers
> 3. Under Downloads I chose the most recent 32-bit version, which was PSPP_2016-09-27_daily_32bits
> 4. Then went through the installation process, which seemed to go OK.
> 5. I got the pie chart icon and the PSPP user’s guide on my desktop.
>
> When I double click the PSPP icon, that actually runs PSPPIRE and puts me in the data editor.
> From there I can’t see how to get from PSPPIRE to the command line.
> The user guide gives lots of useful information about what to do at the command line once you get there, but I can’t find how to move between PSSPIRE and PSPP command line.
>
> I was able to go to DOS and change to the directory containing the PSPP application, then type PSPP to get the command prompt (i.e. PSPP>).
> Will I need to do this every time, or can I set up in such a way that I can double click an icon that takes me to the command prompt?
>
> Rob.
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Harry Thijssen
2017-07-24 10:34:45 UTC
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With the installer you used, you can also:
- go to the MSWindows menu button
- go to All apps
- go to PSPP
- click on CommandPrompt

This opens the commandline version PSPP.

Have fun

>Hi Rob,
>
>from the GUI you can go via the Menu
>
>File -> New -> Syntax
>
>This will open a window where you can type pspp syntax and execute the
syntax. The results will >show up in the output window.
>
>Regards
>Friedrich
Rob Goudey
2017-07-25 08:28:16 UTC
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Thanks Harry and Friedrich,
I’ve been able to load a data file, code missing values and do some simple analyses and graphs.
It’s been good so far. I’ll read the user guide and try a few more things.
Regards,
Rob.

From: Harry Thijssen
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 8:34 PM
To: pspp-users ; Friedrich Beckmann ; Rob Goudey
Subject: Re: Re: Getting to the PSPP command line

With the installer you used, you can also:

- go to the MSWindows menu button

- go to All apps

- go to PSPP

- click on CommandPrompt


This opens the commandline version PSPP.


Have fun


>Hi Rob,
>
>from the GUI you can go via the Menu
>
>File -> New -> Syntax
>
>This will open a window where you can type pspp syntax and execute the syntax. The results will >show up in the output window.
>
>Regards
>Friedrich
Thambu David
2017-08-14 18:39:07 UTC
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Dear All

Tried to download the 0.11 version for windows (32 bit) from source forge

However the latest version is GNU pspp 0.10.5-pre2g9a68ff

Keen to try the 0.11 version, could this be updated on source forge?

Many thanks again to all the thankless ours the developers have put in to this program

Thank you

Thambu
Dr. Oliver Walter
2017-08-15 11:49:43 UTC
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Yes, indeed, David Thambu.


In addition: Although I appreciate very much the new functions of PSPP,
it would be nice to have a submenu for the tests for "Two independent
samples" (especially the U test) in the menu "non-parametric tests" of
the GUI (now we have a submenu for "K independent tests"). I would also
like to see a submenu for post hoc tests in the ONEWAY submenu in the
GUI. Yesterday, I found out that PSPP is already capable to perform a
number of post hoc tests (e.g. Bonferroni, Scheffé, Sidak, Games-Howell,
Tukey HSD), but they are unfortunately not implemented in the GUI.


Thank you.


Kind regards,


Oliver Walter
Am 14.08.2017 um 20:39 schrieb Thambu David:
>
>
> Dear All
>
> Tried to download the 0.11 version for windows (32 bit) from source forge
>
> However the latest version is GNU pspp 0.10.5-pre2g9a68ff
>
> Keen to try the 0.11 version, could this be updated on source forge?
>
> Many thanks again to all the thankless ours the developers have put in
> to this program
>
> Thank you
>
> Thambu
>
>
>
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> Pspp-users mailing list
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