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Re: PSPP-BUG: Windows 10 Pro PSPP Output error Crosstabs syntax error at

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: Windows 10 Pro PSPP Output error Crosstabs syntax error at 'PIVOT'
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 13:27:41 -0800

Thanks for reporting the bug. I see the problem, and we can fix it.

Until then, you can just delete the word PIVOT from the syntax and rerun it.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 1:16 PM Alexandra Younger
<youngeralexandra@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently downloaded PSPP on my Windows 10 Pro to conduct some statistical 
> analysis on data for my job. The project involves a stone tool analysis 
> performed comparing attributes of the flakes that are produced as a result of 
> stone tool production in order to illustrate the process of reduction and 
> infer behaviors through identified patterns. The purpose was to conduct a 
> Chi-Square Test of Independence utilizing the Crosstabs function on the 
> software. When I run the Chi-Square test under "Non-Parametric Tests", I get 
> immediate output. However, I needed to conduct a Test of Independence through 
> Crosstabs under the "Descriptive Statistics"  tab, following which, the 
> Crosstabs output produces the following error:
>                   /TABLES =  Material     by       Texture
> 3.31-3.35: error: CROSSTABS: Syntax error at 'PIVOT' .
>                  /FORMAT=AVALUE TABLES PIVOT
>                  /STATISTICS=CHISQ
> My data set is primarily a set of categorical variables using numeric values. 
> I believe I have my values correctly labeled based on my previous experience 
> with SPSS and consulting the tutorials. I have also tried the test with other 
> variables in my data, including scale data, and I receive an identical error 
> in the output as above. I even tried adjusting the Crosstabs settings, 
> unchecking and checking boxes, to see if those affected the outcome.
> I utilized the search option for the online GNU forum to seek out keywords 
> related to this problem. I also tried Stack-Overflow, Google, and Reddit. I 
> have not located any topics that may lead to a solution to my problem. 
> Because the error in my output box identifies a syntax error, I believe there 
> may be a coding error, which is what led me to report this as a bug in the 
> software, rather than consult the mailing list. If this was in poor judgment, 
> please let me know and I will try the mailing list instead. If you need more 
> information from me, I will be happy to provide.
> Thanks,
> Alexandra Younger
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