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Status Submitted
Workspace SPSS Statistics
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 5, 2023

New system variables $NCASES, $NNUMERIC, and $NSTRING

The following are FAQs in SPSS discussion forums: 1) How can I get the total number of cases in my file?  2) How can I get the total number of variables?  For 2, sometimes people may want the number of string variables only or the number of numeric variables only.  Current solutions to these problems are relatively clunky, or involve using Python programmability etc., and that makes them fairly difficult for everyone but the most advanced users.  Life would be much easier if there were system variables similar to $CASENUM.  

Needed By Not sure -- Just thought it was cool