On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:56:09 -0700 (PDT), JKPeck < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

I suppose that it is not relevant any more, since it is usually good

to have the syntax on file as record of the alteration -- but I seem

to remember "altering" the type from a data window, back at

version 12 or so, by converting the stated Format-type from A

to F. And I would do that for dozens of variables at a time.

Is that possible?

--

Rich Ulrich

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Hello!

I have just started using SPSS, and as I expected I have got stuck..

I work with diabetes through a scool project. I have a large dataset,

with a lot of patients and a lot of variables, but my problem is that

I don`t have a variable of diabetes (yes or no), so i have to create

one..

I want to create it, based on the other clinical information I have on

my patients, namely their *** sugar and the time since last meal.

Diabetes is defined as (in my case);

Having a *** sugar above 11.0, regardless of time since last meal

or

having a *** sugar above 7.1 given that the last meal was ingested

more than 6 hours ago .

Both the category ( *** sugar) and (time since last meal) are given

in their recorded numbers, thei are not classified as low/high or

something like that.

I have tried to do this in the recode and transform windows, but I

think I may be more sucsessfull in the syntax.

I think I have given suffiicient information on my problem for some of

you to help me solve it, I would apreciate any help I could get!

Thanks,

andhen!

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