recode implementation (was: recode, get sample, and get columns)
bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Aug 11 16:47:01 CEST 2005
Am 24. Jun 2005 um 07:51:24 schrieb Jakson A. Aquino:
> I developed some tools for Statist while trying to
> use the PNAD database.
first: Thanks again for these nice efforts.
> one to recode a Statist
> data file (recode.c). I also wrote the first draft
> documentation for the three programs.
> recode.c is bigger and more
> complex, and, probably, it would be better to keep
> it as a separate file.
I had a peek at the documentation and have two comments:
As you can see from --bernhard, I tried to recreate new long
options with the convention that they should start with a "--"
and not just a "-". For the new options we might as well use "--"
as their is no need for backward compability.
I ask myself if using "awk" or python for this kind of reformatting
would be better as it is more general and not much more verbose.
Or the other way around: What is the advantage of using Statist
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