[EpiData-list] best text editor for complicated check files

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Sun Aug 20 06:49:25 CDT 2006

I usually use EpiData itself, just by opening the CHK file under FILE,
OPEN, and select the relevant file from all the files in the epidata
working directory (make sure you select the correct file extension). For
me the EpiData text editor works perfectly fine. I write all my check
files from scratch and they are often very long and complicated. I do
not use the check module and it has never occurred that comment lines
were stripped away. Hope this is useful. Happy writing and best regards,

Dr Henrica A.F.M. (Henriette) Jansen
WHO Multi-country Study Violence against Women
Department of Gender, Women and Health

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Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] best text editor for complicated check files

I use Notepad for editing check files, although not necessarily creating
them from scratch since it's easy to do from the check module.  If there
are repetitive checks in the file, I find it easier to use Notepad using
cut-and-paste for complicated checks.  One thing to note: if you like to
have a lot of internal documentation in check files and you subsequently
alter checks from the check module, comment lines in the .chk file get
stripped away.

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote: I am looking for a recommendation
for a text editor that support Epidata check file language.

Karen Wang
Earth Institute at Columbia University
61 Route 9W
P.O. Box 1000
Palisades, NY 10964

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