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ASSESS: SPSS USERS' GROUP
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: WRITING & USING PYTHON IN SPSS
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE), UK,
12TH AUGUST & 13TH AUGUST 2008
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND, TYNE & WEAR, UK
20TH AUGUST 2008

ASSESS is an independent user group for SPSS, a computer package for analysing and
presenting data. It is run by users, for users and is completely independent of
manufacturers of the software.
In 1996, 2000 and 2002 ASSESS gave one-day workshops on the subject of SPSS macros
and syntax and last year ran three day workshops on syntax, macros and output.

A one day workshop is provisionally planned on using the Python language in
conjunction with SPSS. It will be held in the London School of Economics and Political
Science on 12th August, repeated at the same venue on 13th August 2008 and at
the University of Sunderland on 20th August.
The workshop will be taught in an interactive hand-on workshop-style format,with
frequent examples and exercises for participants to work through. A full set of
notes and exercise solutions will also be given to all who attend. Synopses of the
workshop are available at http://www.spssusers.co.uk/Events/2008/rlworkshopannounce.html.

The workshop will be led by Raynald Levesque of Montreal, Canada who is a
consulting actuary with Aon Consulting. Raynald's website
(http://www.spsstools.net/) is full of SPSS syntax, macro, Python and
script files which have been helpful to e-mail list users.
http://www.spsstools.net/python.htm contains details on the programming language,
Python, which may be run synchronously with SPSS syntax from version 14.

Raynald is also the author of SPSS Programming and Data Management published by SPSS. A
free pdf file copy of the latest edition of this book, which includes examples of
working with Python in SPSS, may be downloaded
from http://www.spss.com/spss/data_management_book.htm

The workshops are open to users of SPSS who have a good working knowledge of SPSS
syntax and possibly other programming languages.

Each workshop will run from approximately 10-00am to 4-45pm. The booking fee includes
mid-morning coffee, buffet lunch and afternoon tea each day but not overnight
accommodation. Further details will be sent out to delegates upon receipt of booking forms.
PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF COMPLETED BOOKING FORMS IS TUESDAY 22ND JULY 2008.

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BOOKING FORM
WRITING & USING PYTHON IN SPSS
12TH AUGUST & 13TH AUGUST 2008 (LSE, LONDON)
20TH AUGUST 2008 (UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND)

Important:
Bookings will not be treated as firm until a cheque or official (company) order,
payable to ASSESS, is received. Note payment can also be made by BACS. Details on request.
Please indicate if you require a receipt of payment. Please note we reserve the right to
cancel the workshops if there are insufficient numbers.

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Which workshop(s) are you interested in attending? (Please delete as appropriate)
12th August (AT LSE)/ 13th August (AT LSE)/ 20th August (AT UNIV OF SUNDERLAND)

(Enter the appropriate amounts below; Prices are for each one-day workshop)

INDIVIDUAL BOOKING. Please reserve a place for me, at a cost of 200 GBP.

CORPORATE BOOKING. (Enter the appropriate amounts)
Please reserve _______ places, at a cost of ______GBP (200 GBP for the first person and
175 GBP for each subsequent person).

Names of attendees : 1.
(for badges) 2.
3.

STUDENT (POST-GRADUATE) BOOKING. (Enclose photocopied evidence of status for 2007-2008
academic year). Please reserve for me one of the student places, at a cost of 150 GBP.

Specify vegetarian or other dietary requirements, if any:


Cheque or official order enclosed for ____GBP

For official orders please also give here the number and address for invoicing:


Return completed forms to Peter Watson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit,
15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF BY TUESDAY 22ND JULY 2008.

Telephone enquiries about bookings: 01223 355294 x801 (has an answerphone)
E-mail enquiries about bookings: [email protected]
(important: put ‘ASSESS’ in the Subject field)

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