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Re: PSPP-BUG: The utility "variables" can not select more than one varia

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: The utility "variables" can not select more than one variable
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:15:39 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 09:25:41AM -0700, Basti?n D?az wrote:
> I wonder if it would be relevant to add the role information and a
> description of the type of variable. This is something that SPSS does
> not have, but really this utility has not been updated for decades in

I'm not really happy with how the variable descriptions are displayed.
It is pretty ad hoc.  It would be better to display them in the same way
they appear in the output window for, e.g. DISPLAY DICTIONARY.  I'm
working on that.

> Note: I have noticed that PSPP uses the same dialog Edit menu|Go to
> Variable and Utilities|Variables. Perhaps for that reason could not
> select more than one variable, as it can interfere with the
> functioning of "Go to Variable". In SPSS dialogue "Go to Variable"
> only shows a list of variables and is fused with dialogue "Go to
> Case".
> I think a simple solution would be for the "Jump to" button is
> disabled when you select more than one variable.

I think I'll do this, or perhaps use different dialogs.

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