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5.1 Preparation of Data Files

Before analysis can commence, the data must be loaded into pspp and arranged such that both pspp and humans can understand what the data represents. There are two aspects of data:

For example, a data set which has the variables height, weight, and name, might have the observations:

     1881 89.2 Ahmed
     1192 107.01 Frank
     1230 67 Julie

The following sections explain how to define a dataset.