[MacPorts] #51379: PSPP quickly crashes whenever attempting calculations.

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Sun May 15 20:20:52 PDT 2016

#51379: PSPP quickly crashes whenever attempting calculations.
  Reporter:  thomashargrove@…  |      Owner:  snc@…
      Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal            |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports             |    Version:  2.3.4
Resolution:                    |   Keywords:
      Port:  pspp              |

Comment (by thomashargrove@…):

 I am running OS X 10.11.4 and I've loaded PSPP 0.10.1.  I've found some of
 the sources of my troubles. PSPP crashes when requesting a four-celled
 crosstabulation and when Statistics is set to calculate a Chi Square value
 (which is the default setting for PSPP crosstabs.) Statisticians will tell
 you that you shouldn't run Chi on a four-cell grid, but freezing up the
 program is a fairly drastic solution. I'll contact the programmers at Gnu
 to tell them of this apparent bug, although they must be aware of it since
 four-cell crosstabs are very common.

 I don't get the GtkSeparatorToolItem error statements if I launch PSPP
 through X11 rather than through a terminal command. But the problem must
 still exist since the windows aren't sizing correctly in X11, unless I
 enlarge the windows by pressing the green button in the upper left-hand
 corner of window.

 Bottom line, I've got workarounds: always disable request for Chi Square
 tests on four-square grids and launch PSPP through X11 rather than the
 application command line launched through Terminal.

 But these are still bugs that I will report to Gnu. Thank you for getting
 back to me!

 --Tom Hargrove, Alexandria, VA

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