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Member Since 07 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2010 01:58 AM

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In Topic: Given name frequency

02 December 2010 - 07:41 AM

I tried to take you up on your suggestion to use Excel to count given names. I exported a single column of 2000 names to Excel, unsorted. I am unclear how to count names despite feeling comfortable with Excel. I watched a video on Pivot Tables and read an article but it didn't work for me. Maybe because my table is so simple, having only one column? Any suggestions would be helpful. If I can learn to count given names than I could apply it to other situations.

In Topic: New report: Occupation counts

02 December 2010 - 12:07 AM

Another complication to consider is that many people have multiple occupations, like planter AND innkeeper. They may hold such occupations either simultaneously or successively which is not important to me but might be to someone else.