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Python IDEs for IBM SPSS Statistics Community Blog
The IDLE IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is installed with the Python language and can be used with SPSS, but I am often asked to recommend a better one. I'll tell you what I do and offer some tips on using it with IBM SPSS Statistics. This is not an...
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Data Management in IBM SPSS Statistics: ThreeandaHalf Ways to Skin a Cat Community Blog
IBM SPSS Statistics contains many tools for data management. This post discusses several different ways to solve an example data management problem using technology from different areas of the product. The purpose of this post is to help you decide where to...
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New IBM SPSS Statistics Extension Commands: SPSSINC SPLIT DATASET and SPSSINC PROCESS FILES Community Blog
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IBM SPSS Statistics provides several mechanisms for looping in transformations or over groups within a procedure. The new extension commands expand the looping capabilities. Using the standard capabilities, you can create loops in several ways. ...
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A New Extension Command: SPSSINC SUMMARY TTEST Community Blog
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I have posted to SPSS Developer Central a new Pythonbased extension command, SPSSINC SUMMARY TTEST, that does t tests when you have only the summary statistics from the samples rather than the full data.Â Besides being useful in its own right, it...
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SPSS Developer Central News Community Blog
JonPeck
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Well, now that SPSS is part of IBM, I suppose we will need a new name for Developer Central and this blog.Â In the meantime, though, here is news about recent items on Developer Central. With the release of Version 18 of IBM SPSS Statistics and the...
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More on SPSSINC TRANS Community Blog
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In my last post I wrote about my new extension command, SPSSINC TRANS.Â That command makes it very easy to apply Python functions to the case data by handling all the data passing, variable creation, etc, so you just have to write one line of Python code...
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Producers, Consumers, and the Latest Developer Central Module Community Blog
One of my frustrations with programmability is the learning barrier.Â On the one hand, the resources and capabilities available through Python programmability combined with the plugin for PASW Statistics are tremendous.Â Often a problem can be...
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The Output Translator Community Blog
Although SPSS translates the user interface and output to many languages, there is often a need for some output in other languages.Â The translator package provides tools for usercreated translations. This package, which can be downloaded from SPSS...
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Consuming Output for Further Processing Community Blog
A common need with SPSS Statistics is to produce some statistical results and then use them for further processing. We sometimes call that "output as input". This is very straightforward if you can do it with AGGREGATE or procedures that...
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A Lesson about Optimization Community Blog
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In my last post, I wrote about the productivity achievable with Python, telling the story of creating the SPSSINC TURF extension command and dialog box. Well, when the cat's away, the mice will play. This post is about scalability and optimizing the TURF...
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Python and Productivity Community Blog
One of the main benefits of programmability is the ability to extend and automate SPSS Statistics capabilities. I'd like to tell you the story of a recent extension effort: the SPSSINC TURF command and dialog. TURF analysis is Total Unduplicated Reach and...
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Stylin' Community Blog
In my last blog post I shared some templates that added functionality  specifically, maps. That is one use of templates; allowing custom features or new and relatively 'untested' features to be used without needing a lot of new user controls, syntax or...
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Viewer Outline and Title Content and Formatting Community Blog
As I mentioned last time, some production users spend a lot of time editing and formatting the text in the Viewer outline and object titles. This was a surprise, but I suppose it shouldn't have been. If the Viewer contents are to be read as a document ...
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Maps are Just Another Element Community Blog
US States Average Summer Temperature For the VizML visualization system used in SPSS products, maps are simply another element that can be used within the grammatical formulation. Although most people consider a map a very different entity from a bar chart,...
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From Prettier Tables to Prettier Text Community Blog
"Pretty" understates what formatting is really about. Making an object more pleasing to the eye is nice, but the point is really about communicating better with the reader of the output. Formatting the output appropriately can improve that process....
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Would You Prefer Prettier Pivot Tables II? Community Blog 

Would You Prefer Prettier Pivot Tables? Community Blog
I have heard from users that they often need to enhance the formatting of SPSS Statistics pivot tables beyond what can be done with tableLooks. Until recently there have been three ways to do this: tedious manual formatting, exporting to Excel and (tediously)...
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SPSS Statistics and R Community Blog
On January 6, the open source statistical language R made the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/businesscomputing/07program.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=R&st=cse . The Times said, For statisticians, however, R is particularly...
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What About the Rest of Us? Community Blog
Programmability and scripting involve skills that lots of SPSS users don't have. While some users might drop everything and plunge into this new world, others have a day job. What does programmability and scripting do for them? There will always be a core...
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Why This Snaky Python Language? Community Blog
Once we decided on the strategy of embedding an existing programming language, we had to pick one. It had to be licensable on acceptable terms, preferably open source. It had to be well suited to the functionality we wanted to provide. It had to be easy to...
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So, What Were We Thinking in Creating SPSS Programmability? Community Blog
Starting with SPSS version 14, we put a lot of effort into adding several programming languages into SPSS. We've kept this up now through four SPSS versions. What's the point? After all, SPSS already had a rich command language familiar to hordes of users, and...
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