Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:15:17 -0500
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From: "Oliver, Richard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [BULK] Re: GPL
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As others have pointed out, the PDF version of the Command Syntax Reference accessed from the Help menu is a file called spssbase.pdf, contained in the SPSS installation directory. Starting with SPSS 15, the PDF version is also included on the Manuals CD.
Now a couple clarifications:
1. AFAIK, the installation process does not install the contents of the Manuals CD. If you have a "...Manuals subdirectory of the main SPSS directory" that's probably because someone manually created that directory and copied the contents of the Manuals CD there.
2. There is virtually no difference in the actual content of the GPL documentation between the PDF version on the Manuals CD and the material included in the help system. Both formats have their pros and cons, which is why we provide both formats.
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Gene Maguin
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:34 AM
Subject: [BULK] Re: GPL
Something you might find more useful than the help system is the actual GPL
documentation. On my computer it is in the Manuals subdirectory of the main
A kind of related question. Does anyone know whether the syntax
documentation exists as a separate pdf file. I know it is accessible from
the help menu but there are some times when I like to look at the syntax
manual without starting spss. I think I've looked carefully through the spss
directories but I haven't found anything. Does anyone know?
Thanks, Gene Maguin