bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #30702, Should include sample data with...


bug #30702: Should include sample data with PSPP

Submitted by:  Ben Pfaff <blp>
Submitted on:  Sun 08 Aug 2010 09:55:33 PM UTC  
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 1 - Wishlist
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: Before 1.0
Effort: 0.00

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Fri 15 Jan 2016 12:24:35 PM UTC, comment #5:

We do have some sample data which is installed along with pspp and there is a pointer to it in the file open dialogs.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Sun 08 Aug 2010 11:15:38 PM UTC, comment #4:

From: Gene Shackman <eval_gene@yahoo.com>

> You could use GSS, as it is popular and students will probably be well to know
> of it. However, there is also plenty of public domain data on the web, a lot
> from the US government. I've compiled a bunch of it here
> http://gsociology.icaap.org/dataupload.html
> Some examples are
> PD-Data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/PD-Data.xls population infant
> mortality and life expectancy by country from US Census International Data
> Base, 1980-2000.
> PD-Data2 http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/PD-Data2.xls world factbook
> (migration, infant mortality, gdp per capita, literacy, population, phone
> lines and per capita), International database (infant mortality), USDA data
> (food expenditure as percent of total expenditures, percent of food
> expenditure by type of food).
> USDA GDP data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/ersallcombine.xls GDP and
> GDP per capita, population, by world region and countries, 1970 to 2007.
> Updated version (to 2008) is here http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/
> popgdpgdppercapita.xls
> All are public domain, which means you can do anything you want with them,
> without having to ask anyone for permission. You can use them to teach, do
> research, publish.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sun 08 Aug 2010 11:12:56 PM UTC, comment #3:

From: Jason Stover <jhs@math.gcsu.edu>
Subject: traffic data set

> http://math.gcsu.edu/~jhs/nhtsa.txt
> The tabl-delimited file contains records of 45897 crashes
> on US Highways during 2004. Each case represents one vehicle.
> The variable names are:
> speed (estimate speed at time of collision in mph)
> occupants (number of occupants in vehicle)
> roll (1 if the vehicle rolled, 0 otherwise)
> severity (severity of the most injured occupant of the vehicle. 0 means no injuries
> 1 means minor injuries not requiring treatment, 2 means injuries
> that were not severe enough to require emergency treatment,
> 3 means injuries requiring emergency treatment,
> 4 means death.)
> event (the immediate cause of the crash)
> A value of '99' for speed is a missing value.
> A value of '9' in other columns indicates missing values.

(file #21174)

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sun 08 Aug 2010 09:58:38 PM UTC, comment #2:

Oops, Doug was apparently talking about a tutorial, not about sample data. Ignore comment #1.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sun 08 Aug 2010 09:57:20 PM UTC, comment #1:

From: "Ferguson, Douglas A" <FergusonD@cofc.edu>

> Go to http://www.wuala.com/fergdoug/Documents/ to download the file for the data analysis
> tutorial that I recorded for my students.
> It's also at http://blogs.cofc.edu/fergusond and in the iTunes store.

I don't actually see any data sets here, just lectures and tutorials. I'll ask Doug about that in email.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sun 08 Aug 2010 09:55:33 PM UTC, original submission:

We should include some good, free sample data sets with PSPP. Some folks have pointed out some data sets that may be suitable. I'm filing this bug to track them. I will add comments pointing out data sets.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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file #21174:  nhtsa.txt.gz added by blp (90KiB - application/gzip)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri 15 Jan 2016 12:24:35 PM UTCjmdStatusNeed Info=>Fixed
    Sat 14 May 2011 04:49:30 AM UTCblpReleaseNone=>Before 1.0
    Sun 08 Aug 2010 11:12:56 PM UTCblpAttached File-=>Added nhtsa.txt.gz, #21174

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