Weekly and monthly graphs for monitoring crime patterns (SPSS Statistics)

I was recently asked for some code to show how I created the charts in my paper, Tables and Graphs for Monitoring Crime Patterns (Pre-print can be seen here). I cannot share the data used in the paper, but I can replicate them with some other public data. I will use calls for service...  Continue reading Weekly and monthly graphs for monitoring crime patterns (SPSS Statistics)

SPSS Statistics data files can be smaller and faster if saved as uncompressed

In this post is explained how to increase the performance in IBM SPSS Statistics by using compressed files. If your data consist of primarily numeric data outside of this small integer range, you could see a reduction of both file size and data read/write of about 12.5% if you save the data as uncompressed.   Continue reading SPSS Statistics data files can be smaller and faster if saved as uncompressed

Using local Python objects in SPSSINC TRANS – examples with network statistics

When using SPSSINC TRANS, you have a wider array of functions to compute on cases in SPSS. Within the local session, you can create your own python functions within a BEGIN PROGRAM and END PROGRAM block. In SPSSINC TRANS you pass in the values in the current dataset, but you can also create functions that...  Continue reading Using local Python objects in SPSSINC TRANS – examples with network statistics