PSPP makes use of many files each time it runs. Some of these it reads, some it writes, some it creates. Here is a table listing the most important of these files:
These names (synonyms) refer to the file that contains instructions
that tell PSPP what to do. The syntax file’s name is specified on
the PSPP command line. Syntax files can also be read with
INCLUDE (see INCLUDE).
Data files contain raw data in text or binary format. Data can also
be embedded in a syntax file with
BEGIN DATA and
One or more output files are created by PSPP each time it is run. The output files receive the tables and charts produced by statistical procedures. The output files may be in any number of formats, depending on how PSPP is configured.
System files are binary files that store a dictionary and a set of
SAVE read and write system files.
Portable files are files in a text-based format that store a dictionary
and a set of cases.
EXPORT read and write