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From: Darrell Martin <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] More children than listed. was Using languages to get ridof that sentence
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 19:24:00 -0500 (GMT-05:00)


Hi, Teresa:

I think your husband has something about "the light being good". However, the problem is when a printed statement ("Joe and Sally 'had no children' " or words to that effect) goes beyond what the researcher believes the data supports. Normally, TMG errs on the side of excessive caution (date math using indefinite dates, for example). In the case under discussion, however, the program makes the assumption that "not entered" is the same as "not existing", or appears to, from the default text. It should be a LOT easier to change, IMHO.

Darrell



Darrell A. Martin
a native Vermonter in exile in Illinois



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