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From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: PSPP CVS Build
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:31:25 -0700
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Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 06:54:52AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>>      > it will report a single variable "192.168." with a frequency of 4,
>>      > whereas it's in fact four variables each with a frequency of 1.
>>      It's what SPSS does and is documented to do.  We could support
>>      frequencies on full long string variables pretty easily, as an
>>      extension.  I guess it *is* desirable, as you say.
>> Oh well, I guess that's a candidate for something the
>> --algorithm{compatible|enhanced} flag should control.  In the
>> meantime, let's at least make sure that our documentation explicitly
>> mentions this rather unintuitive behaviour.
> I'm going to try to work on this tonight.

My first stab was uglier than I'd hoped.  I am sick with a nasty
cold, besides tired, so I am going to bed and will take this back
up some other time.
Ben Pfaff 
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