SPSS syntax issue... file pathway does not exist....

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SPSS syntax issue... file pathway does not exist....

Postby aquabunny101 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:53 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm really hoping someone can help me as I'm at a complete loss for what to do...

I'm attempting to use a Fleiss Kappa statistic in version 20 of SPSS however, as it is not currently supported by the platform I am using a well established syntax that I only need to alter slightly to 'tell it' where my file is located and what my variable parameters are. I have done this however, I'm repeatedly met with the following error message;

27 GET FILE The file does not exist.
236 count This command is not permitted before the beginning of file definition commands.
236 select if This command is not valid before a working file has been defined.
236 matrix GET a working file is requested, but a working file does not exist.

However, I have checked the file pathway about 100 times and it is definitely correct... based on this I'm wondering;

1) Has anyone come across this issue before?

2) Is the issue likely due to my computer or an error with SPSS v20?

3) Is there any way to overcome this issue?

Any help, advice or even a point in the right direction would be appreciated... anything at all as I'm an undergraduate completely out of my depth in the hellish world of Syntax!!

Thank you in advance!


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