In output, you can choose whether you'd like to see variable names, labels or both. The same holds for values. This tutorial shows how to modify these settings and the effects of doing so.
Ovars, Onumbers, Tvars and Tnumbers
In output, a distinction is made between the outline and the tables. A second distinction is between variables (or vars for short) and values (inconveniently referred to as numbers for this setting). Combining these renders four options
- Ovars are the variables in the outline of the output
- Onumbers are values in the outline of the output
- Tvars are variables in output tables
- Tnumbers are values in output tables
Names, Labels or Both?
Each of the four output elements can be shown as
- a variable name or value
- a value label or a variable label
- both the name/value as well as the variable/value label. Note that this is the setting illustrated by the figure below.
This is done with the
SET command that may include one or more specifications. Some examples are presented in the syntax below.
set onumbers both ovars both tnumbers both tvars both.
*Show only names/values.
set onumbers values ovars names tnumbers values tvars names.
*Show only labels.
set onumbers labels ovars labels tnumbers labels tvars labels.
A mini syntax file with a bunch of such setting makes a great candidate for a toolbar tool. This enables you to set all of them with a single mouse click. For more on this, see SPSS Toolbar Tool Building.