PSPP is a tool for statistical analysis of sampled data. It reads a syntax file and a data file, analyzes the data, and writes the results to a listing file or to standard output.
The language accepted by PSPP is similar to those accepted by SPSS statistical products. The details of PSPP's language are given later in this manual.
PSPP produces output in two forms: tables and charts. Both of these can be written in several formats; currently, ASCII, PostScript, and HTML are supported. In the future, more drivers, such as PCL and X Window System drivers, may be developed. For now, Ghostscript, available from the Free Software Foundation, may be used to convert PostScript chart output to other formats.
The current version of PSPP, 0.6.2, is woefully incomplete in terms of its statistical procedure support. PSPP is a work in progress. The author hopes to fully support all features in the products that PSPP replaces, eventually. The author welcomes questions, comments, donations, and code submissions. See Submitting Bug Reports, for instructions on contacting the author.