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Data and Variable Editor in SPSS


1. The Data Editor window is the default window and opens when SPSS starts.

This window displays the content of any open data files and provides drop-down menus that allow you to modify and analyze data. The data are displayed in a spreadsheet format where columns represent variables and rows represent cases.

2. The spreadsheet format includes two tabs at the bottom labeled Data View and Variable View.

3. The Data View tab displays the open dataset where variables appear in the columns and cases appear in the rows.

4. The Variable View tab displays information about variables in the dataset (but not the data themselves), such as variable names, types, and labels.

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