I would like to thank Jens, Torsten and Jamie for their stirling work.
I am facilitator of an online module (part of the PGDPH) at the University
of Pretoria in South Africa.
We have about 750 students enrolled for the module (620 just completed and
130 will be starting on Monday in a second offering) and we decided to use
EpiData as the software of choice
for data entry and management for all the good reasons that people know
Many of the students use Apple Mac computers and, of these, an increasing
number are using Catalina or Big Sur as their OS.
When our first module started 8 weeks ago several students using Catalina
really struggled to install and use EpiData; most had to then borrow or buy
a Windows computer to do the 1 week modulette on EpiData.
I contacted Jens, about ten days ago, and two days ago I received a reply
that he would be upgrading the current public release to assist our
This adds an enormous amount of value as more and more students in Africa
are working with Apple Mac computers, and it is reassuring for us that
EpiData will continue to be developed and upgraded for the benefit of these
Many thanks gentlemen!
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Dear Jens and Team,
Congratulations Great release (RC1)
We devote lot of time in Editor also for meaningful output.
Please incorporate the function of “Adjust the colour of the Editor background also”.
e.g. #000000 is black.
From today you will find on the website at
The new public release versions are:
EpiData Manager and EntryClient version 18.104.22.168
EpiData Analysis version 22.214.171.124
The main new aspect is that Analysis now has a dialogue as an assisting
tool for creating analysis commands with most options for frequencies,
tables, describe and ctable. Find this in the menu point "Analysis".
In addition the whole principle of development is in re-design, such
that future updates should be easier to manage within the project.
You should notice that the current release versions will be the final
ones for 32 bit systems (older computers). The reason is that the
maintenance of all possible aspects for as well 32 and 64 bit versions
for as well Windows, Linux and Mac OS has become too cumbersome. The 32
bit versions (126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52) will remain downloadable from the
In short time the main download page will be adapted to contain only 64
bit versions and links to Classic EpiData and the 32 bit versions. The
adaptation will also complete updating of other aspects, e.g. content of
"latest changes" files.
Thanks to the implementation and development of principles by Torsten
Christiansen and Jamie Hockin (struggling with Mac aspects), plus
guidance from Hans Rieder and coordination/managing efforts by myself
the project continues.
Without the continued comments and downloads that we can see from all
users we would not be motivated to continue, so thanks for that.
The current aim is to include all functions available in classic
EpiData.(whether to include "before/after blocks" will be decided later).
After our summer period here (july-august) development will continue
with graphs in analysis and other aspects.
Initiator and Coordinator of EpiData Software
In our University we run a course on-line and students learn how to use
EpiData as well as Stata during the course.
We encountered a problem with the students who use Apple Mac computers and
who are using Catalina OS. It appears that EpiData does not run properly in
Catalina environment. They can download and install a beta version but that
does not allow saving, for example, or export to Stata; so they are unable
to submit assignments requiring the preparation of questionnaires, data
entry or export to Stata.
It affects about 20 of our 600 students.
Does anyone have any solution to suggest?