Monday, March 28, 2016

Open for Comment

For the past several years, I've kept this blog closed to comments. Prior to that, most of the comments were thinly disguised advertisements for pharmaceuticals, and I got tired of rejecting them. For the past month or so, I've re-opened the blog for readers' comments, without announcing the change; just to check whether I'd be inundated with computer-generated promotions.

It seems that neither software agents or readers have noticed the change. So, please, if you are a human and would like to send a comment, feel free to use the comments link at the bottom of every post. Your comments will be moderated, but I intend to approve all blogs that are created by humans, and that do not promote products or services or other web sites. You are also welcome to comment on prior posts that appeared in the past month.

- Jules Berman

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Yent said...

I came across another one of your blogs describing parsing data from SEER. I am unfamiliar with coding and new to SEER. I am trying to analyze SEER data in SPSS, specifically, looking at patients who had thyroid cancer during childhood, received radioactive iodine therapy and then went on to develop breast cancer as an adult. I am reaching a roadblock once I upload the data into SPSS. Any suggestions of what to do next?

julesberman said...

Methods in Medical Informatics: Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby (Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology) 1st Edition provides examples in SEER.

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