DataEntry-package {DataEntry}R Documentation

Make it Easier to Enter Questionnaire Data

Description

This is a GUI application for defining attributes and setting valid values of variables, and then, entering questionnaire data in a data.frame.

Details

The package has only one function visible to users: DataEntry(). The function starts a graphical interface and is called when the package is loaded, but if you want to avoid DataEntry() being called while loading the package, put in your .Rprofile:

options("DataEntry.autostart" = FALSE)

If the graphical interface is already running, DataEntry() just changes the focus to its window.

There is no button to save the project because the data is saved whenever a new variable is added to the list of variables or a new row is added to the data.frame. The project is also saved when either a variable or a row is edited, and a new backup of the project is created each time the project is opened.

Users have to define attributes of the variables before inserting data in a data.frame. Among the attributes, there is a label that will remind the user of the meaning of variable in the data entry form. There is also the possibility of setting valid values (either a list of values or the minimum and maximum valid values).

DataEntry behavior is partially customizable. Users can:

The project is saved with extension .dte, but it is just a regular .RData file. While DataEntry is running, data and options are stored in the environment object DataEntry:::DEenv. The application options are saved in the directory designated by the operating system for cached data ($XDG_CACHE_HOME on Linux and $APPDATA on Windows).

The Export data button allows users to export the data.frame as a csv file, save it in a RData file or copy it to R Workspace.

The list of variables can be locked with a password. This might be useful if you are setting a project that will later be used by other people to enter data and you want to prevent that the attributes of the variables are accidentally changed.

Screenshot:

DataEntry screenshot

Author(s)

Jakson Aquino

Maintainer: Jakson Aquino <jalvesaq@gmail.com>

Examples


# The command to open the gui application is:
DataEntry()


[Package DataEntry version 0.9-3 Index]