17.17 OUTPUT

       /TABLECELLS SELECT = [ class... ]
                   FORMAT = fmt_spec.

Please note: In the above synopsis the characters ‘[’ and ‘]’ are literals. They must appear in the syntax to be interpreted.

OUTPUT changes the appearance of the tables in which results are printed. In particular, it can be used to set the format and precision to which results are displayed.

After running this command, the default table appearance parameters will have been modified and each new output table generated uses the new parameters.

Following /TABLECELLS SELECT = a list of cell classes must appear, enclosed in square brackets. This list determines the classes of values should be selected for modification. Each class can be:


Residual values. Default: F40.2.


Correlations. Default: F40.3.


Percentages. Default: PCT40.1.


Significance of tests (p-values). Default: F40.3.


Counts or sums of weights. For a weighted data set, the default is the weight variable’s print format. For an unweighted data set, the default is F40.0.

For most other numeric values that appear in tables, SET FORMAT may be used to specify the format (see SET FORMAT).

The value of fmt_spec must be a valid output format (see Input and Output Formats). Note that not all possible formats are meaningful for all classes.