SV: [EpiData-list] Epidata Analysis b122 available for testing

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Tue Oct 2 09:11:02 CDT 2007


Please check the program editor. I've not succede to
run a program previously saved

--- epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:

> I have used build 122 and a two problem occured:
> The build 118 had no such problem, but used other
> options.
> Data-file: oswego.rec
> 
> Problem 1:
> I wantet to make an outbreak table with the command:
> tab ill BAKEDHAM SPINACH MASHEDPOTA CABBAGESAL JELLO
> ROLLS BROWNBREAD COFFEE milk WATER CAKES VANILLA
> CHOCOLATE FRUITSALAD/OA/RR/CI
> and the answer was:
> 
> Unknown option OA
> Operation aborted
> 
> Problem 2:
> The commands were:
> drop onsetdate onsettime
> tab ill-FRUITSALAD /OA/RR/CI
> and the answer was (as expected)
> 
> Unknown option OA
> Operation aborted
> 
> Then the options were removed and the command was
> tab ill-FRUITSALAD
> and the answer was 
> 
> Field 'ill-FRUITSALAD' not found
> 
> Conclution: The previous version gave good outbeak
> tables.
> 
> Egil Arnesen
> 
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> Emne: [EpiData-list] Epidata Analysis b122 available
> for testing
> 
> 
> These weeks several problems and clarifications have
> been made on the 
> "road" to release finally EpiData Analysis as v2.0
> 
> Some aspects are still insufficiently final, but the
> level of changes 
> are going into "corner" details from my point of
> view.
> 
> As of build 122 some aspects have been fixed:
> e.g.
> - EpiDemiological tables (odds ratios, rr and
> attributable risk) will 
> use highest value of case and exposure variables as
> default.
> - A new table dialog has been a success in my
> personal teaching. Quite 
> clearly beginners adapt much faster when having
> proper (intuitive) dialogs.
> - Sorting of frequency tables by numbers
> - More graph types can now be used with a "group
> variable", e.g.: box 
> age /by=sex
> - Many more subtle details have been fixed. Many of
> these are invisible 
> to the end-user, but clarification makes the whole
> programme more 
> stable. This will also allow shorter development
> time for future new 
> commands and additions.
> 
> Some issues are still creating problems, such as:
> - internal errors after kruskal-wallis tests.
> - parts of relate system not working for some files
> - creating more intuitive dialogs for remaining
> parts of the system
> - removing reported bugs (see mantis system).
> 
> Some users might find it odd that new problems
> arise, but this is due to 
> the rewriting of core parts. And consequential
> changes in other parts of 
> the software take some time to find, if they are not
> pinpointed by the 
> error tracking system. This system is a collection
> of pgm files doing 
> all verifying results and function in all parts of
> the programme. 
> Usually when a new error is reported it is due to
> not being tested for 
> in the error tracking system. The system is now
> based on 41 pgm files 
> with around 1150 different conditions being tested
> and verified. 
> 
> Version 2 will not be released before all of the
> consequences of the 
> rewriting of core parts has taken place. But as
> could be stated on the 
> www.epidata.dk/testing.php page : "Many of the
> functions are running and 
> functioning very well, so after each user has
> verified the function of 
> what he/she uses there is no problem in using the
> test versions." E.g. 
> the table module has no known errors just now.
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
> 
> 
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