Output file specifications and Field selection

Output files can be written in several formats, and called with different programs, so a dialog box is shown when output files are requested from the Output Files menu:

 

Dialog box for most output files

Dialog box for IFILE= and PFILE=

Dialog box for SIFILE=

 

Output File Type:

output file formats are shown here.

Display file?

check (tick) if the output file is to be displayed by the relevant program.

Select fields + other options

click on this button to select output fields.  It shows the "Field Selection" dialog box, indicating which fields are to be included in the IFILE= or PFILE=.

 

Text Editor

Output is a .txt file. If Display file? is checked, then the file is automatically displayed by Notepad or your own text editor.

Column headings

check to produce column headings in the output file

Text: space-separated: fixed field

output file is organized in columns. This is usually easiest to look at.

Text: tab-delimited

columns are separated by Tab characters, which is useful for importing into modern software

Text: comma-separated fields

columns are separated by commas or other characters equivalents, which may  be required for importing into software

Separator character

character to use instead of , for comma-separated fields

Labels in "quotation marks"

place non-numeric values within quotation marks, required for correct importing of data into some software.

Text: for scatter-plots

Chooses default settings for the IFILE= or PFILE=, suitable for scatter-plotting. These can be overridden using Select fields

Excel

Output is a .xls file. Excel must be installed on your computer.

 

If Display file? is checked, then Excel is also activated on the Windows task bar, and the file may display. This message is in the Analysis Window:

"Excel will activate soon. Please continue ..."

 

If the Excel file does not display, but you want it to, then please change the Windows Registry (at your own risk):

a.Windows: Start >> Run >> regedit

b.Navigate to the following path:   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

c.Modify the value named ForegroundLockTimeout to 0
If ForegroundLockTimeout does not exist, then create ForegroundLockTimeout with DWORD value 0

 

Do you want numerical person and item labels to become numbers (not text) in Excel? Then EXCELNUMBER=Yes

Column headings

check to produce column headings in row 1 of the Excel worksheet.

R-Statistics

Output is an R Statistics .rdata file. If Display file? is checked, then the file is automatically displayed by RGUI (if available). If this malfunctions, check that the path to R is correct with Edit Initial Settings.

SPSS

Output is a .sav file. If Display file? is checked, then the file is automatically displayed by SPSS (if available). If this malfunctions, check that the path to SPSS is correct with Edit Initial Settings.

Web page (HTML)

Output is a .htm file.  If Display file? is checked, then the file is automatically displayed by your Internet browser.

File status:

Temporary file: automatic file name

the file will be deleted when Winsteps terminates. "Save as" to make the file permanent.

Permanent file: request file name

the file will not be deleted when Winsteps terminates. Type in the filename of your choice when Winsteps requests it

Buttons:

OK

Perform the indicated actions

Cancel

Return to Winsteps processing

Help

Display this documentation

Set as default

Make the select actions the permanent selections


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Coming Rasch-related Events
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April 10-12, 2018, Tues.-Thurs. Rasch Conference: IOMW, New York, NY, www.iomw.org
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May 22 - 24, 2018, Tues.-Thur. EALTA 2018 pre-conference workshop (Introduction to Rasch measurement using WINSTEPS and FACETS, Thomas Eckes & Frank Weiss-Motz), https://ealta2018.testdaf.de
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June 27 - 29, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Measurement at the Crossroads: History, philosophy and sociology of measurement, Paris, France., https://measurement2018.sciencesconf.org
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
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