[EpiData-list] New test build 141 for EpiData Analysis

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Sat Aug 9 14:49:23 CDT 2008


Another build of EpiData Analysis is now ready from 
http://www.epidata.dk/testing.php

Thanks to several users for reporting smaller and larger bugs. All 
reported major bugs been removed in build 141.

Some problems will not be removed until a complete rewrite, e.g. related 
to regression and correlation. Users can see these on the mantis system 
as http://www.epidata.dk/php/mantis/login_page.php Acknowledged issues 
here means they will be handled later. The only problems currently not 
investigated or decided upon are :
- small sample size percentiles
- some strange test results for some situations of gamma and Chi2.
- global variables (define .... global) are not completely independent 
of settings in windows

The main news since current public release is:
- removal of many small bugs and inconsistencies

New or rewritten commands:
- CIPLOT: new command to show proportions and Confidence Interval
- HELPVIEW: new command show html file in help window
- Read data from the clipboard, e.g. copied from spreadsheets.
- Browse and Update extended (e.g. show labels and copy to clipboard)
- List display labels (list will be changed to a table format in v2.1)

Extended commands:
- Recode: value labels automatic
- BAR and Histogram: Y axis can be scaled as percent: Option /PCT
- Weight variables can be non-integer
- Merge accepts comparing upper string with string key

Design:
- Menu and toolbar design simplified and unified (for translation)
- Translation: All dialogs translated (ready for translators)
- More options for display font size

Waiting for final decision before release as v2.1:
- KMPLOT: Kaplan-Meier plots (expected, but not fully decided)

I am aware that it can be annoying to keep getting information on new 
builds, since we are releasing for test about once a week. But there is 
no other way of informing and asking for assistance in the "bug removal" 
process.  - apart from the internal test routines, which now test more 
than 1890 aspects routinely.

As usual the test version is available from
http://www.epidata.dk/testing.php

regards
Jens Lauritsen
EpiData Association



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