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: 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.