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How can I transform my data?

  • T. J. Browne
  • R. G. B. Williams
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Abstract

FILER, UNIVAR, BIVARand POLYVAR allow you to transform or convert your measurements. For example, you may have a variable measured in miles which you wish to convert to kilometres or you may have a variable measured in degrees Fahrenheit which you wish to convert to degrees Centigrade. Where you have bivariate or multivariate data you can apply different transformations to each variable. The programs will provide you with specific details of how to transform your data but in general terms any valid BBC BASIC formula is acceptable as a transformation provided that it does not generate computer errors, such as dividing by zero or determining the logarithm of zero.

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© T. J. Browne and R. B. G. Williams 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Browne
    • 1
  • R. G. B. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

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