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From: David Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Census data
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 15:33:56 -0500
In-Reply-To: <014201c039d2$adc5a320$>

I would certainly like to see your system.

At 09:44 AM 10/19/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>There have been a number of discussions about the best way to manage
>census data. Diane Begeman and others have devised ways of doing this
>within TMG which are a marvel of ingenuity. I have another way, for those
>who are interested.
>I use a separate relational database program. I have two related
>databases, one for households and one for people. With this arrangement, I
>can make lists, for example, of all households headed by a certain
>surname; all households in a certain subdistrict; all people who were
>heads of household; and probably many others. I find this helps in the
>analysis of incomplete data, such as where you have several families in
>one small area but no definite line connecting them.
>It has the disadvantage that you cannot print out the results in TMG.
>However, techniques which do this, such as that devised by Diane, create a
>large number of identical sentences in the reports. I'm not sure that's
>what I want in my reports. I'd rather write it out myself, emphasizing and
>adding notes where I want to.
>I used Filemaker Pro for this. I would be glad to send a copy of the
>layout to anyone interested.
>Ken Wood
>Ottawa Canada

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