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Re: Psppire GUI status
Re: Psppire GUI status
Thu, 03 Nov 2005 20:51:18 -0800
Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)
John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 06:58:31PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > * Adjust column widths --- the width in the data sheet should
> > automatically update when you enter a new value, and vici-versa.
> It's not clear to me that this is working. When I change the
> "width" entry for a variable from 8 to something else (by
> clicking on it, typing a new width, and pushing Enter), it snaps
> back to 8 for me. Seems to happen for both string and numeric
> I noticed something similar. Does this happen only when you
> change to a smaller width or also when you change to a larger
> one? It seems that the data sheet insists that the title fits
> in the column, so resizes it back to a larger value. Try
> changing it to something large, or try making the variable name
Perhaps we are seeing something a little different then. For me,
the variable width always snaps back to 8.
Oh, wait a second. If I click on the "type" entry then I can set
the width and decimals in the dialog box that appears, and that
works fine. It's only a problem if I try to set them by clicking
on their individual fields.
> The relevant code is at the bottom of data_sheet.c --- and I'm not sure if
> I'm using the data_in function correctly.
> What is the purpose of the f1 and f2 members of struct data-in ? I couldn't
> work it out from the comments in data_in.[ch]
f1 and f2 are used in error messages only, to identify the
columns that the data came from. I think you are using data_in()
correctly. It is not well-documented, and I should improve its
But the error message on GET is fairly clear:
error: corrupt system file: x: String variable A has
numeric format specifier F.
This implies that the dictionary itself was incorrect and that it
gave a string variable a numeric format specifier. If `v' is the
"struct variable" then this would be v->type == ALPHA,
v->print.type == FMT_F. Does this seem possible to you?
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