* New * DataFerrett has interleaved American
Community Survey 5-year Summary File (ACS 5-year SF) Margins of Error (MOE)
variables with estimate variables
DataFerrett now interleaves ACS 5-year Summary File Margin of Error (MOE) variables with estimate variables during extractions/tabulations. Previously, the MOE variables were displayed in the variable selection list and should have been part of the output, similar to how data flags work.
Fixes as of November 14, 2011
American Community Survey 5-year Summary File (ACS 5-year SF) extractions are now sorted by geography
Users will now always get a GEOID variable included in their ACS 5-year SF extractions, and the extraction file is sorted on that variable.
Mapping now works correctly when the table has variance information
Previously, maps did not work correctly when variances were displayed but worked when the
variances were hidden. Now maps can be created while variances are displayed, but be aware that the
map is being created based on the estimates and not the variances.
Auto totals turned OFF by default for aggregate data
The user will still be able to turn on the Auto totalling in the DataFerrett tabulation window (Options menu), but the default for aggregate datasets will be OFF.
Variances for summed totals now work
The calculations for summed estimate variables now work.
Variances for summed totals now work
The calculations for summed estimates variances now work.
Fixed issue which prevented multiple arithmetic operations of the same precedence from being done in the definition for the Multi Variable Recode
Previously, the multi-variable recode of aggregate data did not work if you added (summed) more than two variables. Two variables added (summed) worked fine, but then three or more were summed, the user would receive an error message when trying to tabulate.
Fixed an issue where formulas created at the end of the table overwrote the last non-formula column.
When the user would place a series of variables in the columns and then try to create
a formula (sum) in the next available column, the last column (immediately to the left of
the formula column) would get overwritten with the data from the formula column.
Fixed but preventing PDF generation from working correctly when variances are displayed
When the user would attempt to create a PDF, an error message would pop up and/or the PDF would be reported corrupt and would not open.
Fixes as of October 12, 2011
Problems with SORT feature in "Make a Table" window
Previously there were problems that occured in a table (in "Make a Table") when the SORT feature was used in conjunction with the feature allowing the user to show every data column as a percentage of the first data column (the leftmost % column icon). This resulted in the percent data becomming associated with the incorrect state.
View/Modify action now able to delete geographic areas
When a user would attempt to use the View/Modify action in Step 2 to delete one geographic area from a geographic variable added to the data basket in step 1, the area will disappear from the list without actually being deleted. This causes the unwanted geographic area to appear in the data extract or table the user created using this geography variable.
Errors in SAS code corrected
When a user would specify an extract in SAS file format, the generated SAS code would sometimes contain an error in a SAS format statement "the same value is equated with two or more different labels".
Geography Selection Wizard now retains higher level geography
Geography Selection Wizard "if the user selects geographic areas from the geographic "hierarchy" (e.g., state-county-tract) by selecting the higher level geography followed by the lower level geography before hitting the "Finish" button, the selections for the higher selected geography would not be retained. The user can now retain both the higher and lower selected geographies.
New Features - Archive
October 12, 2011
May 31, 2011