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st: RE: Checkvar updated on SSC


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Checkvar updated on SSC
Date   Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:55:10 -0700

I've tried this for an hour or so and it's not up yet.  I think I recall
that Kit was going to be out of town for a while.  Would you (Phil)
remind us again when it is available.  Thanks.

Tony

Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Phil Bardsley
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:46 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Checkvar updated on SSC

Thanks to Kit Baum, -checkvar- has been updated on the SSC archive. I've

added "if" and "in" options.

The -checkvar- command is intended to assist in checking a created 
variable. It lists each value of the created variable and all 
combinations of the component variables that were used to create it.

For those working with survey data, -checkvar- can display the pattern 
of responses through a complex set of skip and filter questions. This is

useful when testing a new CAPI questionnaire as well as for cleaning and

analyzing survey data.

The -checkvar- command is modeled on the "list" option in SAS proc freq.

See also -groups- by Nick Cox on the SSC archive.

-- 
Phil Bardsley <phil_bardsley@unc.edu>
Research Programming Services
Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA
919-966-2825
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