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Re: PSPP-BUG: File opening issues

From: Renan Levine
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: File opening issues
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 07:13:22 -0500
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Thank you for your inquiry.

On 08-Nov-11 4:26 AM, John Darrington wrote:

Re: Mime types
Presumably if SPSS has previously been installed on the machine, then it is already done.
Never have installed SPSS. PSPP has been installed and the system registry does associate .sav and .por with PSPP... At least to the extent to which the icons from PSPP are correctly used and when double-clicking on the file in finder, these files open in PSPPIRE.
3) Using a "Get file=" command from a syntax window does open a .sps
file (when opening failed from Finder) BUT the dataset did not appear in
the PSPPire Data Editor.
I'm confused by this point.  GET FILE should only work on .sav (and .por) files.
I would not expect it to do anything sensible on any other type of file.  If the
dataset did not appear, then what do you mean when you say that it "does open" 
Sorry to be unclear. What I meant was that when running a syntax (.sps) file, the command "Get file=" correctly tells the software to open the .sav or .por file. The analyzes below that line are all completed. However, PSPP analyzes the data like the GUI interface does not exist. The data never appears in the Data Editor. What is noteworthy is that this command-line like operation does not seem to have the same error-generating issue that the PPSPIRE "open" interface encounters.

Renan Levine
Department of Political Science
University of Toronto - Scarborough
(416) 208-2651

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