[EpiData-list] New test versions of EpiData Manager and EpiData EntryClient

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Fri Oct 25 19:27:15 CDT 2013


It might be useful to have an option in Manager to specify the delimiter, rather than force the use of a vertical bar. While this might seem to be a character that would never be used, it could be entered by mistake in a text field. This would be easy for an experienced SPSS user to track down, but an annoyance to the more casual user. <tab> as a delimiter would make sense, but that would make editing the .txt data file problematic.
Jamie

On Oct 25, 2013, at 3:54 PM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:

> It would be good to know if the other SPSS users having problems with previous versions still have problems.
> 
> The data list command format in the sps file now looks like this:
> DATA LIST
>  FILE = "/home/jens/data/bromar.1.3.txt"
>  ENCODING="UTF8"
>  FREE ("|")
>  RECORDS = 1
>  / _DoubleEntry(F1) id(F4) sex(F1) error(F1) km(F3) kmgrp(F1) age(F2) agegrp(F2)
>    dectime(F6.4) decgrp(F1) runok(F1) .
> 
> for the example bromar file. Notice, that the {} are no longer there.
> 
> regards Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association



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