Can you double check if it is a "-" or a "."? If it is a numeric variable there should not be "-".penny wrote:Thank you! I just have one more question... I made a new variable via 'compute' choice on spss, but some cases are blanked, they have '-'. How can I name the '-' as a number, e.g. -1?
They will not get into your analysis. If you run a frequency table, those cases with the dot will be included in the system missing row.penny wrote:Actually it is a '.' you are right. It occurs when the variables I calculated it from are -1, which in my database means there are no data for this person. can i change it, in a way that it shows that there are no data and be able to do my analysis at the same time? Or the '.' does not affect my analysis?
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