[EpiData-list] Some more comments about Label name

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sat Jan 26 22:27:44 CST 2013


Dear Jens Lauritsen,
I have 2 more comments for the newly released versions 1.3.0.11:
1. We can not edit (i.e. rename / copy / paste) the name of the value label,
only add and delete available.
2. The “Show field names” option should align the variable name to the
left of the line. It will be easy for the users to find a variable they
want.
Best regards,
Truc


Thai Thanh Truc (♂), MPH
Department of Biostatistics - Faculty of Public Health - HCMC University of
Medicine and Pharmacy
Email: thaithanhtruc at gmail.com or thaithanhtruc at fphhcm.edu.vn or
thai at connect.qut.edu.au
Mobile: +84 908 381 266

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Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:35:19 +0100
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Subject: [EpiData-list] Epidata Manager / Calculate
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Hello,
I have two questions and I want to understand the design "EpiData Manager".

- I have three variables: "Date of birth mother" (date) "Date of delivery"
(date) "Age (the mother in childbirth)" (numeric).
In the "Edit/Calculate" of "Age" variable, I do not find the variable "Age".
But I find the calculation of "Age" in the "Edit/Calculate" of "Date of
birth mother" and "Date of delivery". It is anti-educational and very
intriguing for me.

- In the "Edit/Calculate", I cannot find time difference, but fractions of a
day. Is this expected ?  Otherwise why not put a program each variable like
in "Check" in the old "Epidata Entry"?

In the current state, for during my very frequent EpiData lessons, I do not
recommend new programs and I keep the old EpiData Entry.... Sorry Best
regards.

Bernard BRANGER, Nantes, France



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Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:18:17 +0100
From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Subject: Re: [EpiData-list] Epidata Manager / Calculate
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Hello Bernard

I am sure we will get the new software to work appropriately and your
comment and observation is very welcomed.

Obviously we need to be open to criticism, but also to take appropriate
decisions during the development. And until now there has been so many other
aspects to take care of that the implementation of a chk command language
has not been possible.

The specific question you have in relation to age at birth can be solved
like this:

a. add the variables/fields (dates) to  be included in the calculation
       e.g. :
       two date fields: dbirth "date of birth mother", dchild "Date of
giving birth to the child"
       one integer: age
b. now move the cursor to the field where you would like to have the
calculation done. Here:  dchild
      (this would be the same as where you in the old software would put the
"AFTER ENTRY ....END" block

d You then specify the calculation under properties for that field.
    d1 Specify result as "age" field and base the calculation on: dchild
- dbirth
    d2 Specify "return value" as "years"

     Since we are not using time fields for age here, just omit
specification of these.

If you can give more examples of your reasons for "not suggesting to use the
new versions" please let us know.

regards

Jens Lauritsen

On 01/26/2013 03:35 PM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> I have two questions and I want to understand the design "EpiData
Manager".
>
> - I have three variables: "Date of birth mother" (date) "Date of delivery"
> (date) "Age (the mother in childbirth)" (numeric).
> In the "Edit/Calculate" of "Age" variable, I do not find the variable
"Age".
> But I find the calculation of "Age" in the "Edit/Calculate" of "Date
> of birth mother" and "Date of delivery". It is anti-educational and
> very intriguing for me.
>
> - In the "Edit/Calculate", I cannot find time difference, but
> fractions of a day. Is this expected ?  Otherwise why not put a
> program each variable like in "Check" in the old "Epidata Entry"?
>
> In the current state, for during my very frequent EpiData lessons, I
> do not recommend new programs and I keep the old EpiData Entry....
> Sorry Best regards.
>
> Bernard BRANGER, Nantes, France
>
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> EpiData-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
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