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Setting variable details e.g. labels

Anywhere you can see a variable, you should be able to right click on it and access its settings. E.g. from a variable added to a report table configuration:

Or a variable in a drop down list in a charts dialog:

Clicking on the variable with the right mouse button will pop up a settings dialog:

This dialog allows you to set:

  • Variable label e.g. “Age Group”. This label will be displayed in reports instead of the variable name e.g. “agegroup”.
  • Notes. You can store any information here about the variable.
  • Data Type. The options are “Nominal (names only)”, “Ordinal (rank only)”, and “Quantity (is an amount)”. This information lets SOFA present appropriate lists of variables for specific tests e.g. quantity variables such as age or height for histograms but not country or gender.
  • Value labels e.g. “Male” for 1 and “Female” for 2. SOFA output will display the value labels.

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