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Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

Paul Marchant-2
I have a problem. I might lose access to SPSS in in few months’ time. I would like to still be able read SPSS files such as; .SPV to see their contents. I understand I can see the contents of a .SAV file by reading it into R. Syntax files, .SPS, can be read in Notepad or Word. However, I wonder if there are open access or cheap programs that can read, e.g.  .SPV files. I would welcome thoughts on this.
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Paul Marchant

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Re: Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

Mario Giesel-2
I once used PSPP as a *.sav file reader.
It is kind of Stonehenge-SPSS but might work with reading *.spv files as well.
Other possibility would be to convert your files into some readable format like *.pdf.

Mario Giesel
Munich, Germany

Am Sonntag, 10. Mai 2020, 03:32:38 MESZ hat Paul Marchant <[hidden email]> Folgendes geschrieben:


I have a problem. I might lose access to SPSS in in few months’ time. I would like to still be able read SPSS files such as; .SPV to see their contents. I understand I can see the contents of a .SAV file by reading it into R. Syntax files, .SPS, can be read in Notepad or Word. However, I wonder if there are open access or cheap programs that can read, e.g.  .SPV files. I would welcome thoughts on this.
Thanks
Paul Marchant

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Re: Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

Kornbrot, Diana
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Nb exporting/saving .sav to excel is more efficient, as can then be deposited Open Science if you wish to share.
Best
Diana


On 6 May 2020, at 12:48, Paul Marchant <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have a problem. I might lose access to SPSS in in few months’ time. I would like to still be able read SPSS files such as; .SPV to see their contents. I understand I can see the contents of a .SAV file by reading it into R. Syntax files, .SPS, can be read in Notepad or Word. However, I wonder if there are open access or cheap programs that can read, e.g.  .SPV files. I would welcome thoughts on this.
Thanks
Paul Marchant

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Re: Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

Anthony Babinec
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Paul
Take a look at smartreader.

https://developer.ibm.com/predictiveanalytics/docs/spss-statistics/programmability/extensions-tools-and-utilities-for-spss-statistics/


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From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Paul Marchant
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Subject: Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

I have a problem. I might lose access to SPSS in in few months’ time. I would like to still be able read SPSS files such as; .SPV to see their contents. I understand I can see the contents of a .SAV file by reading it into R. Syntax files, .SPS, can be read in Notepad or Word. However, I wonder if there are open access or cheap programs that can read, e.g  .SPV files. I would welcome thoughts on this.
Thanks
Paul Marchant

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Re: Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

Jon Peck
Tony has pointed to the right tool for this.  With the reorganization of the online resources, that link is hard to find, but the SmartViewer is there.

p.s. Don't confuse the SmartViewer with the Legacy Viewer, which was provided for really old SPSS output files (spo).  That format wa used through SPSS version 15.

If you do have a big collection of spv files that you want to convert to pdf, html, Word, or whatever, that process could be automated with a little Python scripting

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 6:42 AM Anthony Babinec <[hidden email]> wrote:
Paul
Take a look at smartreader.

https://developer.ibm.com/predictiveanalytics/docs/spss-statistics/programmability/extensions-tools-and-utilities-for-spss-statistics/


-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Paul Marchant
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:49 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Reading SPSS files outside of SPSS

I have a problem. I might lose access to SPSS in in few months’ time. I would like to still be able read SPSS files such as; .SPV to see their contents. I understand I can see the contents of a .SAV file by reading it into R. Syntax files, .SPS, can be read in Notepad or Word. However, I wonder if there are open access or cheap programs that can read, e.g  .SPV files. I would welcome thoughts on this.
Thanks
Paul Marchant

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