Bundles can be used to organize large sets of variables and to facilitate the repeated selection of the same set of variables. By creating bundles, you can make it possible to quickly and easily locate a subset of data in a large data file (e.g., if the same set of target variables are repeatedly used, you could create a bundle called Targets). When you are ready to perform an advanced linear/nonlinear analysis using this data set, you can simply select the Targets bundle to include the entire set of target variables. Because bundles can include continuous and non-continuous selections (i.e., you can include variables 4, 9, and 32-35, and 119), you will save considerable time looking for the correct variables to choose in a large data set.

Bundles are displayed in brackets and listed (in alphabetical order) at the top of the variable list. If you aren’t sure what variables are included in a bundle, point to the bundle in the variable selection dialog and a tool tip will display the variable numbers. Additionally, you can view the list of variables (by name) in the Variable Bundles Manager. Note that bundles are defined for a single spreadsheet, and they are only used for variable selection. Hence, they are never listed in reports or outputs.