bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #30009, Provide Dialog box for AUTORECODE


bug #30009: Provide Dialog box for AUTORECODE

Submitted by:  Fredrik Clementz <clementz>
Submitted on:  Mon May 31 17:25:21 2010  
Category: Graphical User InterfaceSeverity: 1 - Wishlist
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: Future
Effort: 0.00

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Sun Jul 3 14:04:07 2011, comment #4:

I've pushed an fix for this to the master Git repository.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Wed Jun 2 10:32:40 2010, comment #3:

OK. I think I understand now. This is a request for a GUI interface to the AUTORECODE command.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Wed Jun 2 09:30:52 2010, comment #2:

Well yes I can actually.

Typically, Automatic Recode is used for multiple string variables.

Say for instance that you have 10 variables containing what "fruits" you ate today. These would be written in text for some reason.

Now if you add all 10 to automatic recode with the String variables in one end and their new name for becoming numeric you can then let the computer automatically code them to numeric fields. You can also choose how to handle "empty" as seen in screenshot and if you want same coding scheme for all vars. So what it would do is check for "bananas" in all vars, give them a code and then add that code to the new numeric var and add the label for it like 1 = "Bananas".

It is probably pretty easy to implement and a very practical function at that.

What would be good to superseed what SPSS has is obviously ignore case (uncertain if in there) and possibly fonetic matching etc. But in the short term the original feature is of value ofcourse.

(file #20675)

Fredrik Clementz <clementz>
Wed Jun 2 09:04:28 2010, comment #1:

I'm not sure that I understand the suggestion. Can you elaborate?

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Mon May 31 17:25:21 2010, original submission:

Another function missing which is probably not that difficult to implement and that is fairly functional. A possible tweak that would make it more powerful than SPSS implementation would be to save "translationlist" as syntax or similar so that it can reused at a later stage or used as syntax.

Fredrik Clementz <clementz>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun Jul 3 14:04:07 2011jmdStatusNeed Info=>Fixed
    Sat May 14 04:55:33 2011blpReleaseNone=>Future
    Wed Jun 2 10:32:40 2010jmdCategoryNone=>Graphical User Interface
      Severity5 - Average=>1 - Wishlist
      SummaryTransform/Automatic Recode=>Provide Dialog box for AUTORECODE
      Dependencies-=>Depends on bugs #18702
    Wed Jun 2 09:30:52 2010clementzAttached File-=>Added Example Automatic Recode.PNG, #20675
    Wed Jun 2 09:04:28 2010jmdStatusNone=>Need Info

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