Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 09:35:21 GMT
Reply-To: John Hendrickx <J.Hendrickx@MAW.KUN.NL>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: John Hendrickx <J.Hendrickx@MAW.KUN.NL>
Organization: Nijmegen University
Subject: Re: SPSS macros on Unix version 6.1
In article <338B35A2.email@example.com>,
>I've been unsuccesful using the SPSS macro facility on Unix-based SPSS.
>The same macros work perfectly well under the Windows version. Each
>time a previously defined macro is called, I receive an error message
>telling me the macro is not a recognized SPSS command. Has anyone else
>solved this problem? Thanks.
Leave a space between the macro and the terminating period, or omit the
period altogether. Avoid "!cmdend" -- the period will be included in the
last argument if you add a space (and the macro won't be recognized if
you don't). Use "!charend" instead. Don't terminate the "!define"
statement either. And of course remember that a macro will be executed
within a normal comment line on any platform; use /* */ to comment out a
macro. Sit on a chair with a soft cushion and no armrests. That way, if
you sit a bit to one side, you can hit the cushion with considerable
force without hurting or damaging your hand (much).
Hope this help,
Department of Sociology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands