The variable display parameter record, if present, has the following format:
/* Header. */ int32 rec_type; int32 subtype; int32 size; int32 count; /* Repeated
counttimes. */ int32 measure; int32 width; /* Not always present. */ int32 alignment;
Record type. Always set to 7.
Record subtype. Always set to 11.
The size of
int32. Always set to 4.
The number of sets of variable display parameters (ordinarily the number of variables in the dictionary), times 2 or 3.
The remaining members are repeated
count times, in the same
order as the variable records. No element corresponds to variable
records that continue long string variables. The meanings of these
members are as follows:
The measurement type of the variable:
SPSS sometimes writes a
measure of 0. PSPP interprets this as
The width of the display column for the variable in characters.
This field is present if count is 3 times the number of variables in the dictionary. It is omitted if count is 2 times the number of variables.
The alignment of the variable for display purposes: