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SPSS Date Calculation Example

SPSS Date Calculations

SPSS Date Variables Basics

SPSS date variables are not hard to work with if you understand some basics. This tutorial walks you through them by showing some simple data examples.
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SPSS Date Calculations – A Quick Tutorial

SPSS date calculations are much easier than they may seem at first. The first key to success is understanding what SPSS date variables really are. Next, choose (and possibly combine) the right date functions. This tutorial will walk you through the main ones.
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SPSS Date Conversions

Convert Numeric to Date Variable

For time calculations (such as the number of days between two dates) proper date variables are needed. In some cases, the digits of a numeric variable may represent year, month and day. This tutorial shows how to convert this format into an actual date variable.
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Extract a Year from a Date

Extracting the year (or any component) from a date is straightforward with the XDATE function.
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SPSS Date FAQ

SPSS Computes Wrong Week Numbers?

SPSS computes wrong weeknumbers: some weeks consist of just 1 day. There seems to be no solution for computing correct ISO week numbers.
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SPSS – Convert String into Date Variable

For converting string variables to date variables, ALTER TYPE is the way to go. This tutorial demonstrates how to do this and points out a couple of caveats. For those who can't use ALTER TYPE, we'll propose some alternatives.
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Convert String Date to SPSS Date Variable

Converting a string variable into an SPSS date variable isn’t hard if you combine the right tools. Step-by-step tutorial with downloadable data file.
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