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Infographic: What is Forecasting?

Forecasting predicts future values of a particular quantity based on previously observed values of that quantity. Accurate demand forecasting helps decision making across all business areas, allowing you to better anticipate demand and allocate resources more effectively.

Tech Tip: Custom Attributes for Variables in IBM SPSS Statistics

Learn how to create your own custom variable attributes to add notes such as survey response type or a brief description of your variable.

Tech Tip: Creating a Line Graph with Dual Y-Axes in IBM SPSS Statistics

Do you need to display 2 different values along the Y-axis? Use this method to highlight 2 points, such as the average beginning salary and current salary on the Y-axis.

Tech Tips: Count Occurrences within a case in IBM SPSS Statistics

Use this procedure to calculate the total number of different responses a respondent gave across a number of questions (e.g. satisfaction survey), or to calculate the total number of items each person buys.

Tech Tip: The Any Function in IBM SPSS Statistics

Do you want to see if a variable has any of the listed values? See how to use this handy logical function and ditch long series of 'or' statements.

Tech Tips: Making Graphs Transparent in IBM SPSS Statistics

Putting together a slick presentation with an image on the background of the page? To make sure the image shows through any graphs, you'll need a transparent image. Learn how to create transparent graphs that can be used in presentations, web pages, or elsewhere!

Tech Tips: Tips for working with syntax in IBM SPSS Statistics

Learn how to save, automate and repeat your analysis and more with the powerful syntax command language.

Tech Tip: Output Management System (OMS) in IBM SPSS Statistics

Do you want to automatically route your SPSS results to your desired location and format (doc, xls, pdf, xml, etc.)? Learn how to do it in this tech tip.

Tech Tip: Concatenating String Variables in IBM SPSS Statistics

Merging two or more sting variables into a single variable can be useful. Learn how to merge variables such as FirstName & LastName; or Address1 & Address2 & Address3; by using SPSS's Concatenation function.

Tech Tip: Creating Dummy Variables in IBM SPSS Statistics

Convert a categorical variable to dichotomous dummy variables without a tedious process by using one of the approaches suggested in this tech tip.