Entering Data

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A data set can be created using any program capable of producing a CSV (comma-separated values) file. For example, you could prepare your dataset using Excel. To be used by Simply Tagging the file must be in the correct format. The easiest way to understand how to create a data set is to open one of the demonstration data sets.

 

DemoFull.csv is an example of a data set where individual capture histories have been entered.

Jolly_summary.csv is mark-recapture summary data organised for the Jolly-Seber method, and

Closed_summary.csv holds the summary data needed for the closed methods.

 

To create a new data set within Simply Tagging select File: New from the drop-down menus.

 

Filenew

 

You will be presented with a window that offers 3 types of data for entry; Full individual tagging, Jolly-Seber summary and Closed summary.

 

New data type

 

Full individual tagging

If you have selected to enter the capture history of each individual, you will be presented with an empty grid which you will need to fill in for every individual.

Instructions for data entry

Editing data

Subsetting your data by size or sex

 

Jolly-Seber summary

If you have selected to enter your data as a Jolly-Seber summary table, then you will be asked to enter the number of samples taken and will then be presented with an empty grid which you will need to fill.

Instructions for data entry

Editing data 

 

Closed summary

Instructions for data entry

Editing data

A simple example of data entry