Running SPSS on numen in batch mode requires a program file and a data set file. You will use PICO (numen's text editor) to create both files. To use PICO after logging into numen you will first need to go to the $ prompt by exiting the main menu. At the $ prompt, simply type pico followed by the file name you wish to give your data set or program file. After creating the two files you can submit a batch job by using the following generic command sequence at the $ prompt: spss -m -t outputfilename programfilename
Steps for running an SPSS program on Numen in batch mode
Put your data set into a file and save it (call it what you wish) -- use pico.
Put your SPSS program command sequence into another file (call it what you wish) -- use pico.
Run SPSS using the following generic model: spss -m -t outputfilename programfilename.
Use pico to view your results -- type pico outputfilename at the $ prompt.
To print your results you can attach your output file to an e-mail message and print the e-mail or you can send your output file to the laser printer in Ala 314 -- the command sequence is: lp -dala314 outputfilename.
Note that specifics will change as a function of program file name and desired output file name. To apply the generic model to a specific example, you simply plug in the specifics. For example, suppose that you have written an SPSS program and have saved it to a file called purprog, and you wish to run this program and have the results of the run written to the outfile called purout. This is accomplished as indicated below.
spss -m -t purout purprog (this is to be typed at the $ prompt in Numen)
For the serious, the on-line SPSS Manual provides the following command sequence.
spss -m [ -c command ] [ -d macro ] [ -p ] [ -s workspace ] [ -t output_filename ] [syntax_filename ]