[EpiData-list] How should EpiData Analysis read aCSV(CommaSeparated File)

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Tue Mar 14 04:42:55 CST 2006


Agree..... misssing does NOT =  0
 
kelly

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	I also agree that missing is not equal to zero.
	I hope the vote is clear on that
	marcel
	
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	Hello!
	
	I totally agree with you Max on this question.
	
	Cheers,
	Bellinda
	
	
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	Hello Jens,
	
	I would strongly argue that a missing is a missing and a 0 (zero) is
	a very distinct value - hence never turn missings into zero by
	default...
	or in short: Option 2
	Bests
	    Max
	
	On 10 Mar 2006, at 10:21, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
	
	> 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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