(continued from the FAQ page)
After running our statistical analysis software and drinking a lot of coffee and staring at the output late at night,
we figured out where the natural field boundaries are:
The fields (from left to right) turned out to be:
|a patient ID number;|
|a six-digit date;|
|a gender code (0 = male, 1 = female);|
|body mass in pounds;|
|age in years;|
|six columns we’re not sure about, but they may be answers to multiple choice questions;|
|and in red, a pair of milligram dosages. (These data come from a clinical drug trial.)|
Because the results were published in a medical journal, we were able to match the means and variances in the article with those in the punch data, to deduce the punch field names.
;^) So we’re no longer afraid of random numbers. We may be able to help you with yours.
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