SPSS Syntax Language Statements

Part of the SPSS For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A single Syntax language instruction can be very simple, or it can be complex enough to serve as an entire program. A single instruction consists of a command followed by arguments to modify or expand the actions of the command, as follows:

command [/option=value]terminator

command: Every statement begins with a command.

option: Each command has a specific set of options.

value: The value, or values, for the option.

terminator: Every statement ends with a period as a terminator.

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