EUGene Frequently Asked Questions

and Add-ons

 These are some common questions and answers about EUGene that may help you in getting started.  If you have additional questions, please check the manual that comes with EUGene, or check the online documentation.  If you are still having trouble, send us email.  We will add to this list as questions come up.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I install EUGene?
  2. When I double-click the "setup.exe", Windows pops up an error message about disk space. I have plenty of disk space. What's going on?
  3. Can I install EUGene on a network/to a server?
  4. Can I install and run EUGene from a CD?
  5. I'm having trouble running EUGene from a server. The program won't run, (or) users are having trouble accessing certain variables from the server. What's wrong?
  6. I want expected utility or risk data!  How do I get it?
  7. How do I create a new data set  with variables of my choice?
  8. How do I merge in data that is not included in EUGene?
  9. Help, I'm losing cases!  How do I create a data set just with all dyads and years?
  10. How do I compute expected utility values using my specifications or data?
  11. How do I uninstall EUGene?
  12. Can I create a non-directed dyad data set using EUGene? 

 
EUGene Add-ons


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install EUGene?

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When I double-click the "setup.exe", Windows pops up an error message about disk space. I have plenty of disk space. What's going on?

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Can I install EUGene on a network/to a server?

Yes! Please follow the directions on the download page about installing to a server.

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Can I install EUGene to a CD?

Yes! Please follow the directions on the download page about installing to a CD.

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I'm having trouble running EUGene from a server. The program won't run, (or) users are having trouble accessing certain variables from the server. What's wrong?

More than likely, the server is not set to give write access to the "intermediate files directory." Please follow the directions on the download page about installing to a server.

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I just want a complete expected utility or risk data set!  How do I get it?

The expected utility data that we have computed is stored in a special binary file format.  You will have to run EUGene and use it to create a new data set.

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How do I create a new data set with variables of my choice?

Creating a new data set with EUGene is easy. 

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How do I merge in data that is not included in EUGene?

For merging in other data that is not part of the base EUGene package, and which is not available from our server (under the “User Data” menu), you may do one of two things. 

  1. First, if you just want to create a data set for your personal use and you have relatively simple files to merge in, then you might want to use EUGene to create a "base" file, and then add to that outside EUGene. 
    1. Create a “base” file from EUGene with the appropriate cases, and which has as many variables as you need from within EUGene. 
    2. Prepare your other data set.  Format it to match with the base data from EUGene (make sure it is the appropriate unit of analysis as your base data, e.g. directed or non-directed as appropriate, dyad-year, etc.).  Ensure the “merge” data set has identically named key variables to match the cases in EUGene (e.g. “ccode1 ccode2 year”).  Sort the data.  If you will be using Stata for your merge, save as a Stata file.
    3. Load your base file into Stata (or other software) and merge your additional data in.  This is easy in Stata (procedures are similar in other programs).  For instance, if you've loaded the data set created by EUGene into Stata, and it has key identifier variables “ccode1 ccode2 year”, and your second dyadic set has variables “ccode1 ccode2 year”, then the Stata command to merge the files will be along the lines of the following (possibly with the “nokeep” option):
      >> merge ccode1 ccode2 year, using "other_data_file.dta"
  2. Second, you may prepare your own user data file.  EUGene has specific requirements for reading user data sets (you must create an appropriate configuration file, a documentation file is required, and the data must be appropriately structured in one of the units of analysis handled by EUGene).  Procedures for creating user data sets are detailed in the document "EUGene user dataset procedures.doc" in the "docs" subdirectory (normally “c:\program files\eugene\docs”). 

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Help, I'm losing cases!  How do I create a data set just with all dyads and years?

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How do I compute expected utility values using my specifications or data?

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How do I uninstall EUGene?

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Can I create a non-directed dyad data set using EUGene?

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Add-Ons

Now that non-directed dyads are available as a selection within EUGene, no add-on programs are currently available. 


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