Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 11:58:02 -0500
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From: John Norton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Good Day All
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I think we'll need a little more clarification. Do you want to select
a case if none of the 9 variables contain a value of "3"?
Alternatively, are you needing to select a case if a *specific variable*
is not equal to three?
Please clarify your criteria for selection.
PS - I've found that when approaching a logical criteria it is usually
helpful to think in terms of set theory, or Boolean logic. Once you've
nailed the criteria into an argument which can be evaluated as either
true - that the criteria is satisfied - or false - the criteria has not
been satisfied - that often completes the task, and its implementation
is relatively straight forward. The "gotcha" I've seen frequently
occurs when the selection criteria can not be evaluated for a given case
or cases, and this can result from missing data for one or more of the
variable in your selection criteria.. But I digress..
>>> Sean Pressey <Pressey@ada.state.oh.us> 7/18/2005 11:47 AM >>>
I certainly do not have the skill sets to even follow half of the
conversations posted here however I am learning quickly...So sorry if
questions seem a bit mundane...
I have a series of variables coded (1-9) and I want to select all but
number (3)...how is the easiest way to do this? I have gone to select
cases and "if condition is satisfied" placed the variable name then
1,2,4,5,6...I get error codes. Thanks in advance...
Sean Pressey, MPA
Division of Planning, Outcomes & Research
280 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215