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Re: Value labels for non-integer values

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Value labels for non-integer values
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:41:37 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> spss allows labels to be set for non-integers, eg:
> value label x 1.5 'One and a half' 2.3 'Two point three'.
> But this is rejected by pspp.  In fact, we seem to have explicitly
> disallowed it (see line 170 of src/language/dictionary/value-labels.c)
> Can anyone suggest a reason why we should disallow labels for
> non-integers?

I don't know of a reason not to allow them.
Ben Pfaff

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