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Re: Psppire GUI status

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Psppire GUI status
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 18:58:31 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> Here's what you should be able to do with it:
> *    Enter variable in the variable sheet.
> *    Delete variables.
> *    Add labels to variables.
> *    Change varible names, types and formats.
> *    Clear the data and variable sheets (using File-->New).

Works for me.

> *    Adjust column widths --- the width in the data sheet should
>      automatically update when you enter a new value, and vici-versa. 

It's not clear to me that this is working.  When I change the
"width" entry for a variable from 8 to something else (by
clicking on it, typing a new width, and pushing Enter), it snaps
back to 8 for me.  Seems to happen for both string and numeric

What should happen?

> *    Enter data in the data sheet (but don't expect it to be properly
>      formated).
> *    Save data to a system file  --- should create a good file, so long
>      as the data is good (currently there's nothing to stop you entering 
>      invalid data in the data sheet --- eg letters in numeric variables).

I think something is wrong here.  I created three variables--one
numeric and two string, entered a single case (123, abc, def),
and saved it.  GET in PSPP then reports:

    PSPP> get 'x'. 
    error: corrupt system file: x: String variable A has numeric format 
    warning: This command not executed.
    warning: The rest of this command has been discarded.

Ben Pfaff 
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