Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-27-2013

Publication Title

Optimal Data Analysis

Volume

2

Pages

2-6

Publisher Name

Optimal Data Analysis LLC

Abstract

UniODA and CTA software require an ASCII (unformatted text) file as input data. Arguably the most difficult task an operator faces in conducting analyses is converting the original data file from (a) whatever software package was used to enter the data, into (b) an ASCII file for analysis. This article first highlights critical issues concerning missing data, variable labels, and variable types that users must address in order to convert their data into an ASCII file for analysis using ODA software. Specific steps needed to convert a data set from its original file-type into a space-delimited ASCII file are then discussed. The process of converting data into ASCII files for use as input data is illustrated for three leading statistical software packages: SPSS, SAS, and STATISTICA.

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Author Posting © ©️Optimal Data Analysis LLC, 2013. This article is posted here by permission of Optimal Data Analysis LLC for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Optimal Data Analysis, Volume 2, September 2013, https://odajournal.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/v2.pdf

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