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Re: Use AND to ignore rows for input dataset

From: Sebastien Bihorel <Sebastien.Bihorel>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 01:01:40 +0000

Since nowadays most datasets include a header line, IGNORE=
g along those lines) is almost always used in control streams. Since ACCEPT=
 and IGNORE cannot be used in the same $DATA record, the suggested techniqu=
e is seldom usable in my experience.
From: owner-nmusers
 of Bauer, Robert <Robert.Bauer
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 17:39
To: Nmusers <nmusers
Subject: RE: [NMusers] Use AND to ignore rows for input dataset

Guide VIII suggests the following:

Suppose it is desired that records be dropped that satisfy the logical ".AN=
D." of several conditions. This can be implemented by using an ACCEPT list =
with the negations of the conditions. For example, suppose that records to =
be ignored are those having GEN=1 .AND. AGE > 60. This may be done as fol=


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From: owner-nmusers
 Of Sebastien Bihorel
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 12:39 PM
To: Mark Tepeck <mark.tepeck
Subject: Re: [NMusers] Use AND to ignore rows for input dataset

I would second that feature request!


From: owner-nmusers
of Mark Tepeck <mark.tepeck
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 15:16
To: Nmusers <nmusers
Subject: [NMusers] Use AND to ignore rows for input dataset

Hi Colleagues,

Although there are many workarounds to manage the input datasets for NONMEM=
, use of IGNORE would be a very handy solution. However, I am surprised to=
 see that AND is not supported by NONMEM. e.g. IGNORE=(CMT.EQ.1, AND CMT=
.EQ.2 ) would throw an error. In contrast, NONMEM use OR for IGNORE=(CMT=
.EQ.1, CMT.EQ.2 ) by default, which is quite different for the common pract=
ice of software.

I am wondering if the AND feature has been or will be implemented in the la=
st/future NONMEM version.

Thank you,


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