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September 2003 Installation Instructions for installing the SPSS 12.0 for Windows, including the minimum hardware and software requirements, are located in the Individual Installation Instructions on the !"#$% in the Installation Documents director&.
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New features - 'or a list of new features in the latest SPSS for Windows release, please (isit http)**www.spss.com*spssbi*spss*whats+new.htm. 'or a list of new features in SPSS 12.0, see the What's New in SPSS 12.0? topic in the online help or the co(er letter that was included with &our s&stem. Reading new files in older versions - ,ecause of changes to the format of the SPSS document -..spo/ file, output documents created in SPSS 12.0 ma& not be readable b& earlier (ersions of SPSS.
USER E! and USER PR"# dro$$ed - SPSS for Windows no longer supports the 0S1# 213 and 0S1# P#$ s&nta4 commands. S$e%if&ing su'stitution fonts w(en %onverting !rue!&$e to PostS%ri$t in EPS e)$orts - When e4porting charts or maps from the SPSS 5iewer to 1ncapsulated PostScript -1PS/, one ma& choose an option to con(ert 3rue3&pe fonts to PostScript fonts. 6lthough the default beha(ior of this option is to match up a 3rue3&pe font with a PostScript font famil& for con(ersion, one can e4plicitl& specif& a substitution PostScript font in the I14+'ont.ini configuration file located in the SPSS installation director& -directions and samples included/. 3his feature ma& pro(e useful for users of multi"b&te te4t who require con(ersion to a specific PostScript font. En(an%ed *etafiles +E*,- %ro$$ed in Internet E)$lorer - SPSS 5iewer ob7ects e4ported as 1%'s are cropped when (iewed using Internet 14plorer. 8etscape cannot read the 1%' format. SPSS doesn.t wor/ wit( 0ltiris 1ision User *odule 2.1 - 3here is a memor& conflict with %icrosoft !irect!raw and SPSS when 6ltiris 5ision is installed using the 9#un before logon: option. In order to resol(e this problem
4 databases. P#$>S 6?. Where the point represent (ariables in '6 3$#. If &ou encounter a problem importing a (alue that contains a foreign character.SPSS cannot process string (alues longer than 2@@ characters. 8ote that &ou can use the icroso$t S"# Server dri(er for SA? Ser(er (ersions C. 0se the SPSS OE !. edit it to reduce the length of the strings.2 S"# Server Wire Protocol dri(er for SA? Ser(er (ersions B.efore &ou import the data. the points are labeled with the (ariable name. In the Windows 6dd*#emo(e programs.3he new SPSS 2raphics s&stem contains the following =nown problems) § § !ata element st&le preferences cannot be sa(ed in a template.0 for Windows.3he SPSS onnect $!.6dd to startup menu. SPSS #onne%t "56# drivers for S7L Server . dri(er to use depends on the (ersion of SA? Ser(er at &our site. press hange. the points were labeled with the (ariable label. . uninstalling Smart5iewer ma& cause SPSS for Windows to stop displa&ing graphics. instead. <ou must uninstall and re"install 6ltiris 5ision if &ou alread& ha(e an installation using 9#un before logon: and are e4periencing problems. 0se the SPSS OE !. !e)t Im$ort Wi4ard and %(ara%ters .#un manuall&.2 S"# Server with SA? Ser(er (ersion C. edit the file and remo(e the character to fi4 the problem.4 and higher.&ou must not install 6ltiris 5ision with this option " use .4 and 2000. and follow the prompts to repair the s&stem. If &ou ha(e SPSS for Windows and Smart5iewer installed on the same computer. In pre(ious (ersions. locate SPSS 12. 3nown Pro'lems ra$(i%s . . <ou can correct the problem b& repairing &our SPSS for Windows installation. P#$>S 6?. and 6?S 6? plots. § 0ninstalling Smart5iewer. and 6?S 6? plots. or . Point labels for some '6 3$#.
dll. Step @.If &ouDre running Windows FG and &ou encounter a problem printing headers and footers in &our output.dll. e(en if cases still appear in the !ata 1ditor. so &ou ma& need to repeat steps 1"@ to print headers and footers in SPSS output. Windows 9: and $rinting . 8ote that an& time &ou install another application on &our computer. &ou can wor="around the problem b& replacing &our current riched32.dll) Step 1. 0pdated files will be a(ailable for download from the SPSS website at http)**www. do not use the $racle Wire Protocol dri(er.dll to )HWindowsHS&stemHriched32. 3he translations included with this 1nglish installation are not final.dll. 14it SPSS without sa(ing the data file.dll to )HWindowsHS&stemHriched32+new. choose 8o. op& the SPSS (ersion of riched32.dll with the (ersion that SPSS requires. re(ert to &our original dll. and then shut down and restart the s&stem manuall& before &ou use SPSS for Windows. . Step 3.3he Switch $utput ?anguage feature allows &ou to get output in (arious languages other than 1nglish. <ou ma& be able to wor= around the problem b& noting when SPSS issues warning that all cases ha(e been remo(ed. rename )HWindowsHS&stemHriched32. onfirm that other applications still wor= as e4pected. Instead. #ename the current riched32. Some items ma& still be in 1nglish. please ta=e the following precaution. #estart the computer.If &ou are prompted to reboot when &ou install SPSS for Windows on the Eorean (ersion of Windows FG. 3o replace riched32. 'or e4ample. or contact the application (endor or %icrosoft for a resolution. If &ou encounter the problem. Step 2. Swit%( "ut$ut Language . do not allow the s&stem to reboot automaticall&.0nder rare conditions.spss.dll/.dll from the SPSS installation director& to &our s&stem director&. SPSS can lose data when &ou sa(e a file. 'or e4ample. onfirm that the problem with SPSS is fi4ed. If &ou encounter a problem with another application. the #ich 1dit ?ibrar& -riched32. 8ote that replacing a s&stem !?? can cause problems with other applications. and some translations ma& change. cop& )HProgram 'ilesHSPSSHriched32. Save %an lose all %ases .If &ou want to access data from an $racle database that has double"b&te characters. it ma& be due to the (ersion of a %icrosoft s&stem !??. Installation on 3orean Windows 9: . that application ma& replace riched32. If &ou ha(enDt remo(ed all cases and &ou get that warning.com*tech*downloads*. If &ou encountered this problem with SPSS.dll. Instead use the $racle dri(er. Step I.SPSS #onne%t "56# drivers8 dou'le-'&te and "ra%le . it is probabl& because &ou installed an application that uses a different (ersion of the !??.
L8 and "U!PU!SE! . Using data sets wit( a large num'er of %ases in t(e 5ata Editor . . 6lthough the new mechanism offers some impro(ed functionalit&. <ou should not change the default unless &ou ha(e memor& e4haustion problems. use $%S *!1S3I863I$8 '$#%63J$>%? $03'I?1JDfile specD instead of $%S *!1S3I863I$8 '$#%63J$>%? $03P03S13Jspec.6lthough the $riginal 3ables module allows one to create multiple response sets which are used in the 36. 3here are =nown problems using S6S files sa(ed in SPSS with the S6S 5iewer and S6S K%P @ " these applications ha(e a different mechanism for reading files which isnLt the same or as stable as the one used in S6S.?1S procedure. memor& for all of the cases will be allocated.When data are read in to SPSS. 3o wor= around the problem. 3he number of cases that can be held in memor& b& the !ata 1ditor can be limited b& a special setting 3his threshold can be set b& using the (irtualr. such as scrolling to the end of a large file. *ulti$le res$onse sets . If a (er& large data file -millions of cases/ is opened -e(en when connected to an SPSS Ser(er/ it is possible that the computer running SPSS for Windows will run out of (irtual memor&. there ma& be problems using a new multiple response set with the old $riginal 3ables module.3he following e4cerpt is from the S6S K%P @ #16!%1) 9!ouble"b&te characters should not be used in filenames when writing S6S files Mfrom within K%PN.When &ou use the $%S command to create output in the $>%? format. 3he new ustom 3ables module has a new dialog which ma=es use of a new s&nta4 command -%#S13S/ for creating multiple response sets. 3his holds true for S6S files sa(ed in SPSS. 3he default is to allocate memor& for up to 100.ilename limitations for data files saved in S0S formats . which is located in the SPSS installation director&. 3his is a limitation of the S6S local data pro(ider that is to be corrected in (ersion F of S6S:. the output will be well"formed but in(alid >%?."*S wit( "*.000 cases as needed.e4e utilit&. these sets can onl& be persisted in a s&stem file from an SPSS for Windows dialog. Using data files saved in S0S formats in S0S <*P and t(e S0S 1iewer !ata files sa(ed in (arious S6S formats from SPSS should wor= in S6S. . and &ou use $03P03S13 to route each output ob7ect to a separate file. If a !ata 1ditor"specific operation is used to pass the threshold. but it ma& affect performance with large datasets. memor& is allocated in the !ata 1ditor to accommodate all of the cases. 3he threshold setting does not affect the abilit& to carr& out an& operations in SPSS for Windows.
please uninstall all other (ersions first. and plans to release a fi4.It is highl& recommended that &ou onl& install one (ersion of 6dobe 6crobat on a computer. the 8e4t button will not become a(ailable.If &our data file has man& columns. <ou can correct the problem b& turning caching on. Select $ptions from the 1dit menu. Installing *ulti$le #o$ies of 0do'e 0%ro'at . instead. set a smaller (alue using 5irtual#.0.& default caching is on and the wiOards create a cop& of the entire dataset.tmp contains an invalid path 3here is a defect in SPSS which manifests itself when one first starts SPSS after a fresh install and runs a procedure after ma=ing changes to the $ptions settings under the 1dit menu. is included in the SPSS !ata 6ccess Pac=. If &ou wish to upgrade to the (ersion of 6crobat which is located on the SPSS !"#$%. 3herefore. %o to &ase. "ra%le and Se=ueLin/ Server . <a$anese %(ara%ters in 5ata 5ire%t driver setu$ . 3his defect will not reappear after one closes down SPSS and restarts. &ou can impro(e the performance of the graphical user interface b& setting &our 2eneral $ptions to a(oid displa&ing varia)le la)els in al'ha)etic order. and go to the 2eneral tab to set options for *aria)le #ists. 0se onnect $!.3he !atabase WiOard and the 3e4t WiOard pro(ide an optional setting that automaticall& caches the data that the& import. onnect $!. Performan%e wit( wide files . Some browsers might ha(e problems loading multiple plug"ins for multiple (ersions of 6crobat. and Paste do not wor= as e4pected in the !ata 1ditor. If &ou turn caching off. SPSS does not ha(e access to the entire data file "" the original data source is re"read as needed "" and the total number cases is un=nown. #a%(ing data . Linear *i)ed *odels § In the #andom dialog bo4 if the Include Intercept chec=bo4 is chec=ed but no factors or co(ariates are specified as random effects. &o'(. When the total number of cases is un=nown. in order to generate a #68!$% subcommand with no effect-s/ other . . !ata !irect ac=nowledges that this is a problem. it might not wor= correctl& with $racle G.In that case. 3he other combinations of options perform well.Kapanese characters cannot be specified in the !ata Source 8ame or !escription of the (ersion of !ata !irect database dri(ers which are shipped with SPSS 12.If &ou are using the Seque?in= Ser(er at &our site. C:\…\LOCALS~1\Temp\spss####xxx.
the 8atural . Limited num'er of ranges in Range of 1alues ma$ . op& $b7ects will not wor= correctl&. Range of 1alues ma$ %auses a$$li%ation error wit( Natural 6rea/ and no data . 3he problem is in third"part& software.If &our data specification results in no data records for mapping. &ou will not be able to reopen that file. <ou can create a #ange of 5alues map with more ranges using s&nta4 or b& editing the map. &ou will be unable to open the file at all. 6 mismatch table should be produced to indicate this problem. 3herefore the limit on the number of ranges in the reate #ange of 5alues %ap dialog has been set to fi(e. the last of which contains onl& the intercept. 6 side effect of this is that &ou must cop& and paste maps one at a time.3he SPSS %ap $ption contains the following =nown problems or requirements) § Running a networ/ installation of SPSS .rea= formula for determining ranges fails with an application error. If &ou need to run the map option.If &ou sa(e an output file that contains a #ange of 5alues map that has more than fi(e ranges defined. has not &et been able to obtain a fi4 from the software (endor. but will distribute a patch as soon as the fi4 becomes a(ailable. 3his most commonl& happens if &our choice of a geoset or la&er within a geoset does not correspond to &our data.%aps are copied to other software as metafiles. that subcommand must be the last one specified in the #andom dialog bo4.3he %ap $ption will not run from a networ= installation. that specification will not be generated unless ontinue is clic=ed while remaining at that last specification. If there are multiple subcommands specified.hanges &ou ma=e to the siOe of bar charts and pie charts in editing maps are not retained when the map is sa(ed and restored. 6ar %(art and $ie %(art ma$ t(eme si4e not restored . install SPSS on &our des=top computer.than an intercept. but the application error pre(ents it from being shown. #o$& "'>e%ts unavaila'le wit( ma$s . 1aria'le to refine geogra$(i% mat%( %an %ause SPSS to (ang - § § § § § . and &ou can cop& that map as a metafile into another application such as a word processorP but if &ou sa(e the SPSS output file containing such a map. SPSS *a$s . unless that specification also includes a sub7ect combination. SPSS Inc.
which will ta=e place after &ou reboot &our machine at the end of the SPSS installation.spss. a solution to add 'IPS codes to the data will be a(ailable on the SPSS web site. the resulting data table can e4ceed the capabilities of %aps and cause SPSS to hang.0 that has not been updated recentl&.3his could lead to misinterpreted results. § *a$s re=uire u$dated s&stem resour%es .If &ou use both a geographic (ariable and a (ariable to refine the match.IL!ER or WEI ?! %ommands .com*tech*answer*R . 'or data containing state and count& (ariables but not 'IPS codes. &ou ma& see messages during installation about failure of geoset installation. <ou can safel& dismiss and ignore the warnings.If it has been a while since &ou added %icrosoft products to &our s&stem. &ou will e4perience this problem. &ou ma& ha(e outdated s&stem resource files. 3he SPSS installation replaces the s&stem resource file required for successful installation.If &ou ha(e a (ersion of 83 I. %ost significantl&. Installing Internet 14plorer I or @ -required for the SPSS Statistics oach/ will update those files. § § Resour%es SPSS 3echnical Support " Qhttp)**www. Error messages ma& a$$ear during install under N! . If &ou are using the (arious count&"le(el data files distributed with SPSS %aps.spss. with 0nited States data. &ou can a(oid this problem b& specif&ing the @"digit 'IPS codes as &our geographic (ariable and no refining (ariable. if &ou use ount& and State as &our geographic and refining (ariables and ha(e data for more than a few states. 'IPS codes identif& counties uniquel&.com*tech*R SPSS 6nswer8et " Qhttp)**www. *a$s does not use t(e .
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