Statistical Software Packages:. How do I get this into that ? Gillian Byrne Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Basics. Data is often available in flat ASCII text files. Data Definition Files. Statistical software programs need to know what to do with the data.
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Statistical Software Packages:
How do I get this into that?
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Location of the data
Variables in the data file
Variable labels (as seen in the SPSS Variable View)
Value labels assign descriptions to the values of variables
Missing values for each variable
Adapted from: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/datalib/caq/format.htm