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Various Problems With Latest PSPP Version

From: Ricardo Mejias
Subject: Various Problems With Latest PSPP Version
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 14:05:46 +0000

At your suggestion, I upgraded to the lates version of PSPP: 1.6.2-g78a33a, on Windows.  But I also deleted my previous version, which I believe was [cid:939b582a-d8bb-457f-9894-6cb4832b4c7e] (from a previous email I sent you).  I ran some regressions and everything went fine.  But then I ran a fairly lengthy code that I have not changed since the last month I ran it, to create a report, and these very strange things happened: 
The data table showing up on the screen was filled with ??? on all cells.  Sample: 

The Output does not show any errors.
The file that was saved had the generally expected numbers on it when I opened it. 
SET FORMAT COMMA16.4                  
/VARIABLES = SelectedFields_20230912 VoterIDParty_20230808 REP DEM NPA LPF OTH Aug2023EftReg Aug2023EftDeReg Aug2023LPFEftReg Aug2023LPFEftDeReg REPtoLPF DEMtoLPF NPAtoLPF OTHtoLPF LPFtoREP LPFtoDEM LPFtoNPA LPFtoOTH Active Inactive BlankStatus ActiveLPF InactiveLPF BlankStatusLPF Aug2023EftRegAge Aug2023LPFEftRegAge Aug2023MGender Aug2023FGender Aug2023UGender Aug2023BGender Aug2023EftRegMGender Aug2023EftRegFGender Aug2023EftRegUGender Aug2023EftRegBGender Aug2023LPFEftRegMGender Aug2023LPFEftRegFGender Aug2023LPFEftRegUGender Aug2023LPFEftRegBGender 

 and got this error message floating over the Output:

I clicked Ignore

The descriptive was produced, but the numbers where completely out of line with the previous month by factors of between 0.5 and 5 times. This is voter registration data that simple does not change much from month to month.

I ran the DESCRIPTIVE again and this time the above error message did not show up, but the numbers on the DESCRIPTIVE were still wrong.

I am sure that I was using the exact same code with both PSPP versions.  You may be able to fix this.  But meanwhile, how can I get back the old version I had to be able to run this report on it?

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