# Time and Datetime Variables

SPSS date, time and datetime variables *are shown* in a nice and readable format such as “8-Jan-2013 16:56:10”. However, they all contain just numbers of seconds.

This may sound daunting at first but soon turns out to make all sorts of time manipulations **surprisingly easy**. It also implies that most SPSS date functions can be used on date, time and datetime variables in the exact same way. In some cases, you won't even bother about these functions and just use simple additions and subtractions for time calculations.

After studying the tutorials listed below, you'll wonder what people could possibly find difficult about time and datetime in SPSS. Enjoy!

# SPSS Time Calculations

## SPSS Time Variables Basics

Working efficiently with SPSS time variables is not hard if you understand some basics. This tutorial walks you through just those. Read More

## SPSS Time Variables Tutorial

Having a basic understanding of what SPSS time variables are, you may find calculations on them surprisingly easy. This tutorial will demonstrate SPSS' main time functions. However, we'll also show that we often don't even need them for getting things done. Read More

# SPSS Datetime Tutorials

## SPSS Datetime Variables Basics

Working with SPSS datetime variables is not hard at all if you understand some basics. This tutorial walks you through just those. Read More

## SPSS Datetime Variables Tutorial

SPSS datetime variables: a must-read tutorial on working easily with them. Everything you want to get done demonstrated on real world data. Read More