Standardizing SPSS file import- Greatly simplify opening text files

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SPSS File import

Importing “wide” (lots of variables)  data in SPSS can be tedious and time consuming!  Especially when there are lots of string and numeric variables having different widths which you plan to use / merge with additional files (String variables need to be the same width).

I wrote an AutoHotKey script to automate setting the width and decimal places plus align string and numerics to make it easier to differentiate between them.   It sounds kind of crazy but, if you watch the following video, you’ll see how much easier the import SPSS file import is to work with.

Standardizing SPSS file import- Greatly simplify opening text files

 

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