Data import - Percentage values

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Data import - Percentage values

Post by Theo2711 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 pm


I noticed that, when I import percentage values (defined as percentage in Excel), the mean, med, min, max, standard deviation etc. are all set to -1.000. Does the analysis still work properly then? Or do I just need to define them as "normal" values, i.e. 5% = 0.05, before importing them?

Your answer is very much appreciated.
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Re: Data import - Percentage values

Post by jmbecker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:25 pm

You need to import them without the % sign. Whether you use 5 or 0.05 should not make a difference as long as all values are on the same scale.
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