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Re: PSPP-BUG: bugs in PSPP 1.4.1 for Windows

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: bugs in PSPP 1.4.1 for Windows
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 14:01:58 -0800

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 1:54 PM <matt@evansevaluation.com> wrote:
> The two examples are relating to commands using the syntax editor, not to 
> commands using pull-down menus in the data editor, if that's what you meant 
> by your question about the GUI.

That does answer my question. (I was actually asking whether you were
using the "pspp" command-line program or the GUI, but that's obvious

> I've tried one space, two spaces, five spaces, and indenting (which I believe 
> added 4 spaces) on the second line and none of them work.
> I have a friend who uses PSPP in Windows who does NOT have the same issue, so 
> I'm not sure what's causing it in my case.

That is odd. Are you using the same version?

> Yes, my final comments about copying/pasting were about editing variables not 
> data. I use this all the time within SPSS to save time (copying decimal 
> length, identical value labels, identical missing values like -99, etc.), and 
> in conjunction with Excel (using concatenate and other formulas to change 
> variable names, like adding a letter "b" in front of variable names from 
> posttest data sets), so it's an important ability for me.

When you cut from Excel and paste into SPSS, what is in the cells that
you cut from Excel?

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