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Re: PharmPK Re: NMTRAN error

From: Nick Holford <n.holford>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:02:41 +0200

Coen suggests using # as the ignore character and proposes to add
IGNORE=# to the $DATA record.

In fact things can be simpler than that. The default value for IGNORE is
# so if you use # in your data file you dont have to waste time adding
IGNORE=# :-)

I dont know where this strange idea of ignoring the default and using C
comes from -- but it is an unfortunate way to teach people how to use

Coen van Hasselt wrote:
> PharmPK - Discussions about Pharmacokinetics
> Pharmacodynamics and related topics
> The following message was posted to: PharmPK
> Hi,
> It seems you have forgotten to tell NONMEM not to treat the header
> line in your datafile as an actual data record, i.e. to ignore it.
> Lets say your datafile header line looks like: ID TIME DV ... etc.,
> then you can tell NONMEM to ignore lines starting with the character
> "I" by: $DATA datafile.csv IGNORE=I.
> A lot of people prefer putting a # as the first character of the
> header line of your datafile, so: #ID TIME DV .. etc.
> Obviously, for your $DATA you then use IGNORE=#.
> Good luck.
> Coen
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Nick Holford, Dept Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology
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Received on Thu Apr 23 2009 - 03:02:41 EDT

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