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


bug #30009: Provide Dialog box for AUTORECODE

Submitter:  Fredrik Clementz <clementz>
Submitted:  Mon 31 May 2010 05:25:21 PM UTC
Category:  Graphical User Interface Severity:  1 - Wishlist
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  Future
Effort:  0.00
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Sun 03 Jul 2011 02:04:07 PM UTC, comment #4: 

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

John Darrington <jmd>
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Wed 02 Jun 2010 10:32:40 AM UTC, comment #3: 

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

John Darrington <jmd>
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Wed 02 Jun 2010 09:30:52 AM UTC, 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.

Fredrik Clementz <clementz>
Wed 02 Jun 2010 09:04:28 AM UTC, comment #1: 

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

John Darrington <jmd>
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Mon 31 May 2010 05:25:21 PM UTC, 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
    2011-07-03 jmd StatusNeed Info Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2011-05-14 blp ReleaseNone Future
    2010-06-02 jmd CategoryNone Graphical User Interface
        Severity5 - Average 1 - Wishlist
        SummaryTransform/Automatic Recode Provide Dialog box for AUTORECODE
        Dependencies- Depends on bugs #18702
    2010-06-02 clementz Attached File- Added Example Automatic Recode.PNG, #20675
    2010-06-02 jmd StatusNone Need Info

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