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bug #55915: Output do not report the name of the datafile.

Submitter:  elias tsolis <estatistics>
Submitted:  Thu 14 Mar 2019 09:36:23 AM UTC
Category:  Output Driver Severity:  1 - Wishlist
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
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Sun 17 Mar 2019 11:40:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This is actually something I vaguely plan to fix sometime. SPSS outputs a table with this kind of information as part of most procedures, although it is often hidden. PSPP should be more helpful too.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
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Sat 16 Mar 2019 03:27:36 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The best way to find out what how an output was produced is to examine the journal file. 

There is no distinct mapping between output files and data files, because:

  • The data may not have come from a file - it could have been input manually or generated from INPUT or another means.

  • The dataset may have been duplicated and then possibly mutated.

  • Datasets can be combined so the output can be a merge, combination or concatenation of two or more data files.
John Darrington <jmd>
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Thu 14 Mar 2019 09:36:23 AM UTC, original submission:  

Output do not report the name of the datafile.

Recently, I used multiple data files in PSPP.
I produced many statistics.
I found some incovenience in the produced my own stats.
I wanted to know from which file these output data were produced.
However, the output did not saved the filename of the data file that these stats came from. So, It will be a "heavy" process to find out from which data file such stats were produced.

Elias Tsolis
Psychologist / statistician

elias tsolis <estatistics>


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    2019-03-16 jmd Severity5 - Average 1 - Wishlist

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