OPTIMI: Early Prediction and Prevention of Depression

Institute for Response-Genetics, Departement of Psychiatry (KPPP)

Psychiatric Hospital, University of Zurich


PUTDATA — ASCII-interface to statistical program packages (SAS)

Writes scalar speech parameters, psychopathology syndrome scores (ZGF, COPE, HAMD, PANSS, SANS, SSCL16, and SSCL16-Supplement) to a prespecified output device. The data format can either be generated implicitly through the program itself, or explicitly be specified through a format statement. The output device may then serve as an interface to statistical program packages such as SAS or SPSS. As an option, a SAS-macro that reads standard PUTDATA-files can be generated.

            Specificationlist:     PUTDATA
            I4 NVAR                      1  Default-value
            I4 NOBS                      0  Default-value
            R4 XMIN                  0.000  Default-value
            R4 XMAX                  0.000  Default-value
            I4 DATA                      0  Default-value
            R4 MISS               -999.000  Default-value
            I4 MODE                      0  Default-value
            I4 NORM                      0  Default-value
            I4 PMAX                      0  Default-value
            R4 XFAC                  1.000  Default-value
            R4 YFAC                  1.000  Default-value
            01 NVAR Number of variables to be processed
            02 NOBS Number of observations
            03 XMIN Lower bound of observed values
            04 XMAX Upper bound of observed values
            05 DATA Logical unit number of input-device
            06 MISS Specifies how missing data are coded
            07 MODE Specifies type of graphical presentation
            08 NORM Specifies whether variables are to be normalized
            09 PMAX Specifies maximum percentage across variables
            10 XFAC Scale factor for plots (x-direction)
            11 YFAC Scale factor for plots (y-direction)
            12 FORM Optional format-string for data input
            13 DEMO Examples that illustrate program function
            - NVAR:     Number of variables to be processed (maximum
                        number is 32)
            - NOBS:     Number of observations to be processed (NOBS=0: read
                        to end of file)
            - XMIN:     Lower bound of variables
            - XMAX:     Upper bound of variables (XMIN=0 and XMAX=0: automatic
                        scaling; if XMIN and XMAX are explicitly specified
                        then outliers are automatically allocated to XMIN or
                        XMAX, whichever is appropriate)
            - DATA = 0: Plot parameters are set to defaults, no data processing
                   > 0: Logical unit number of input-device (valid numbers are
            - MISS = m: Data records with variable values X = m are skipped
            - MODE = 0: Raw data are to be processed
                   = 1: Empirical frequencies are to be processed
                   = 2: Percentages are to be processed
            - NORM = 0: Normalization according to the maximum of each variable
                   = 1: Normalization according to the maximum of variable pairs
                   = 2: Normalization according to the maximum of all variables
            - PMAX = 0: Normalization according to parameter NORM
                   = p: Normalization with respect to "p" if the value "p"
                        is larger than the value provided by parameter NORM
            - XFAC = x: Scale factor for plots in x-direction (standard=1)
            - YFAC = y: Scale factor for plots in y-direction (standard=1)
            - FORM:     Optional format-string for data input (F-format):
                        must be of FORTRAN-like form: FORM(format-string)
            - DEMO: Prepare speech parameters for SAS analyses


            &&START CSELECT=Normative speech study zurich: ages 18-25 (study 600)
            &&START CSELECT=Normative speech study zurich: ages 26-35 (study 600)
            &&START PUTDATA=Analysis of converted bli-tapes (stud600)
            &&START PUTDATA=Analysis of converted bli-tapes (stud600)
Fig. 06: The voice sound characteristics of male and female speakers as estimated from 97 healthy volunteers (ages 18 - 35 years) with 2 repeated assessments at 14-day intervals display large inter-individual differences but are highly stable over time. This suggests that voice sound characteristics are biologically/genetically predisposed (in the range of 80%). Changes caused by affective disorders are small compared to the highly stable "static" component inherent in human speech.

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