[EpiData-list] How should EpiData Analysis read a CSV (Comma Separated File)

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Fri Mar 10 05:07:18 CST 2006


Very few software manage correctly missing value... By chance (and your 
work !) Epidata is one of them then Option 2 should be the default.

Thanks
Gilles


epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca a écrit :
> A question has come up.
>
> Please consider how you find reading of a CSV file in analysis 
> appropriate:
>
>
> In a csv file the following data is found:
> id, s, pos, sex, ill
> 1,.,.,f,0
> 2...... etc (rest of records)
>
> The data in line can be interpreted in two ways:
> Option 1:
> ID= 1
> s= 0.0
> pos=0.0
> SEX = "f" ill = 0
>
> Option 2:
> ID= 1
> s= .
> pos=.
> SEX = "f" ill = 0
>
> In other words the question is how to read ",.," should it be:
> Option 1: as 0.0                  (which is current behaviour)
> or Option 2: .
>
> Any comments on desired behaviour appreciated.
>
> regards
>
> Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
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