IBM SPSS Statistics 19.0 FP1 crashes when running NPTESTS (nonparametric tests) on Turkish locale

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I am using IBM SPSS Statistics 19 with FixPack installed. I would like to perform a simple NPTESTS syntax as shown below:

/Independent test (s1 s2 s3) Group (grupsnf)
/Missing SCOPE=Analysis Usermissing=Exclude.

However, the program crashes with the following errors:

"Spssengine has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Followed by:

"An unknown error has terminated communication with the processor. The SPSS Statistics processor is unavailable."

After the crash I have to shut down the engine via TaskManager. I am working on a Windows operating system with Turkish locale settings:
set locale = tr_TR.

Resolving the problem

This problem has been reported to SPSS Development - Workaround Available. It is addressed with IBM SPSS Statistics Fixpack. Please download and install the Fixpack from IBM Fixcentral.

As a workaround you can also set the locale to English prior to run the NPTESTS syntax as in the example below.

dataset close all.
new file.
set locale = english.
show locale unicode.

GET FILE='C:\xxx\xxx\xxx\yourFile.sav'.

/Independent test (s1 s2 s3) Group (grupsnf)
/Missing SCOPE=Analysis Usermissing=Exclude.

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