pspp man page

pspp — a system for statistical analysis


pspp [options] file...


pspp performs statistical analysis on sampled data. Detailed documentation is available in html, pdf and info format.  If the info system is installed, you can view the documentation with

info pspp

On Debian GNU/Linux systems, full documentation is available in  /usr/share/doc/pspp in HTML and PDF formats and in  /usr/share/info in info format. Documentation is  also available at



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Create a file example.sps with the following content:

* Example sps file 
data list / v0 to v2 1-9.
begin data.
 12 12 89
 56 12 77
 78 12 73
 90 91
 37 97 85
end data.

descript all

and run pspp with

pspp example.sps

More examples files are in /usr/share/pspp/examples

See Also



pspp was written by Ben Pfaff, John Darrington and others

Referenced By

pspp-convert(1), pspp-dump-sav(1), psppire(1).

29 Sep 2014 GNU PSPP manual