Sunday, 31 January 2016

"LIST" command to display the data

Yesterday I was at loss as I could not remember the "LIST" command to show or display the data "as is" rather than in aggregated form. Searched the internet and racked my brain for hours but all in vain. But thanks to Muhammad Ali, who sometimes helps in data entry, I was relieved of this torture this morning.

It is a really simple command and that is why it was difficult to find it through good search. So, the command to show the data "as it is" present in the data file, here is the command.

LIST [variable name(s)].

This command is used a lot for data cleaning and for looking at string variables where you don't expect to get phrases/sentences/words that match with each other. This is also useful to list all the responses of one respondent side by side.