Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 08:41:04 -0700
Reply-To: Bruce Weaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Bruce Weaver <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Displaced labels using display labels
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John, it looks like you can limit how much info you get using the VARINFO
POSITION LABEL TYPE FORMAT MEASURE ATTRIBUTES VALUELABELS MISSING
If you remove all of the options except POSITION and LABEL, I suspect you'll
get the table you want.
John F Hall wrote:
> Far too much info in codebook: I just want a summary to work from while I
> get my head round the structure and contents of the file. This is an
> extract from a different survey, but a hard copy I can annotate by hand
> comes in very useful when exploring someone else's data.
> How many athletic events attended
> which sports attended
> most important reason
> 2nd most important reason
> 3rd most important reason
> 4th most important reason
> 5th most important reason
> 6th most important reason
> least important reason
> most enticing giveway
> 2nd most enticing giveaway
> 3rd most enticing giveaway
> 4th most enticing giveaway
> least enticing giveaway
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jon K Peck
> To: John F Hall
> Cc: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 3:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [SPSSX-L] Displaced labels using display labels
> I have never used DISPLAY LABELS before, but trying it, I don't see this
> However, have you considered the CODEBOOK command for documenting the
> data? It's quite versatile and can combine summary statistics with the
> meta data. (Analyze>Reports>Codebook on the menus).
> Jon Peck
> SPSS, an IBM Company
> From: John F Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Date: 07/05/2010 03:21 AM
> Subject: [SPSSX-L] Displaced labels using display labels
> Sent by: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> I'm helping a neophyte SPSS user on a large and complex survey. I'm
> running SPSS on a 10% sample looking for empty cases and redundant
> variables. Trial runs for this and for test tables work fine. However,
> good practice demands useful documentation, but I already have a problem.
> Data Editor shows:
> Name Label
> 1 taken_survey_id
> 2 grade Grade
> 3 token_id.559 (559)Grade 9
> 4 token_id.560 (560)Grade 10
> ..but when I run:
> display labels .
> I get:
> Variable Position Label
> taken_survey_id 449 <none>
> grade 1 <none>
> token_id.559 2 Grade
> token_id.560 3 (560)Grade 10
> All the labels have been displaced by one line: any idea why?
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