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[patch #6829] Tutorial documentation

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: [patch #6829] Tutorial documentation
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 18:13:28 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, patch #6829 (project pspp):

Hey, you got someone to sponsor writing a tutorial!  That's great.

One piece of general advice that I don't see here is to use the GUI to
generate code with the "Paste" command and then reuse the generated code.

The first and third patch hunks in expressions.texi misalign menu item

Is the term "graphic user interface" correct?  I usually see the first word
written as "graphical".  I guess that could be an Americanism.

The patch adds a line "@include doc/tut.texi" to the new file
doc/tutorial.texi, but I don't see a tut.texi in the patch.

It might be worth saying explicitly that the doubled "list" in "data list
list" is not a typo.

I think that the * in your data list examples may be left out entirely.

>For a complete description of the @cmd{LIST} command, @pxref{LIST}.

@pxref is normally used only inside parentheses.  I would write this as "...,
see @ref{LIST}."  I see other instances of this elsewhere.

I got confused about the "height" variables.  Early on in the "listing the
data" section the heights appeared to be in centimeters.  Later on in the
"data screening and transformation" section they were in millimeters.  Now
admittedly these are different data files but I still found it surprising.

Oops, had to stop reading at "Inverting negatively coded variables".  I will
have more comments later when I get more time to read.


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