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[patch #6270] RECODE dialog

From: Jason H Stover
Subject: [patch #6270] RECODE dialog
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 02:45:44 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #7, patch #6270 (project pspp):

1. Minor problem, perhaps not worth fixing now: Typing a value in the 'Name'
field requires clicking on the variable selected in the variable selection
box. I guess the gui needs to know which variable is selected, but there
should probably be some default set, so if the user puts the focus in the
'Name' field, s/he can start typing a new variable name without explicitly
selecting a variable in the variable selection box.

2. A bigger problem, though I'm not sure if it's RECODE or TRANSFORM or some
gui problem: Make a variable v1 with 9 values: 4 'a' and 5 'x'. Make another
numeric variable of alternating 1's and 2's. Use the dialog box to recode v1
into a different variable (say) hooba: a --> 1 and x --> 0. Then recode v2
into a new variable (say) barfo: 1.0 --> 8.0 and 2.0 --> 90.0. Then go to
Transform-->Compute, and make a new variable (say) biffo = hooba * barfo. Hit
the 'OK' button and you will see a column of 0.0's, which is incorrect. 

I also pasted the syntax, which looked fine: 

COMPUTE biffo = hooba*barfo.


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