Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 01:57:24 -0700
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On Sep 26, 9:13 am, j...@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG (Jack Hamilton) wrote:
> I disagree. Sometimes knowing the exact number is useful. For
> example, if there is a business rule saying you can't print a summary
> of patient information if the number of patients is below 50 (because
> someone might be able to figure out the identities of individual
> patients or families), then you have to know the number of observations.
> Jack Hamilton
> Videtis illam spirare libertatis auram
> On Sep 26, 2008, at 5:42 am, ./ ADD NAME=Data _null_, wrote:
> > On 9/26/08, RolandRB <rolandbe...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Just like you rarely need to know the actual number of
> >>> observations in
> >>> a data set.
> >> It depends of the field you work in. You sometimes get the case where
> >> there are zero observations in a dataset such as when you report
> >> deaths on a clinical trial and then you still want to produce a
> >> report
> >> in the case of zero observations. So you have to test for it.
> > Right, I misspoke. You want to know ZERO=YES/NO. The actual number
> > when it is greater than ZERO is irrelevant.
I second that.. I NEED To know the counts for performing looping