[EpiData-list] Comments for new released EpiData Manager 1.3

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed Dec 19 21:01:53 CST 2012


I agree with you, Jens. Everything I suggest below can wait until after RELATE and GCP. None of that is required for data entry.
Jamie

On 2012-12-16, at 3:48 PM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:

> Jamie can you extend the suggestion with a series of "let" examples, that clarifies the extend. My consideration is not so much whether to add something simple, but I think we should be careful not to constantly postpone highly desired functionality such as relate or GCP functionality with logging.
> 
> regards
> Jens Lauritsen
> 
> On 12/16/2012 08:56 PM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
>> Additional functionality for Manager calculations:
>> 
>> 1. It will be very useful to have some more calculation possibilities as we had in .chk files. In order of priority:
>> 	- minimally, the following via the menu/drop down approach that exists:
>> 		- add/subtract an integer variable or constant to/from a date field to yield another date field
>> 		- result field = fn(source field[, source field b]) (where fn is a function as for the LET statement in .chk)
>> 		- substr for string combinations
>> 	- ideally, the ability to enter a text string that defines a calculation based on other fields (equivalent to LET statement in .chk). We should keep the functions to a limited set of those available for LET. I'm not sure what is most useful. Doing some calculation during entry is useful, as this allows for additional validity checking
>> 	- the ability to reference value labels in another project (equivalent of COMMENT LEGAL USE abc.rec)
> 



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