[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 74, Issue 5

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Mon Dec 28 03:39:59 CST 2009

Hello Everybody,

Thank's for the new release and the great work done. I was wondering if 
it would be possible to edit qes file as in the previous epidata entry? 
I think this function is useful to quickly design a new data structure.
Best Regards
Olivier Hacquet, Paris, France

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> Subject: [EpiData-list] First public test of the EpiData Manager
> 	available for Mac, Linux and Windows
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> Dear all
> Early October I announced the new XML format and mid November followed 
> up with a six point strategy. The first part of this is now ready for 
> testing.
> The overall design of the future EpiData software has now evolved to 
> this decision:
> a. EpiData Manager: data and project manager
> b. EpiData Entry Client: data entry client
> c. EpiData Analysis: analysis and reporting
> (plus epic for some batch operations)
> The products are not ready yet in the new rebuilt versions, but just now 
> you are welcome to test and comment on the first public test release 
> version of the EpiData Manager.
> The test release supports operating systems. (Win, Mac, Linux) in 32 and 
> 64 bit versions.
> Please download from: Http://www.epidata.dk/testing.php
> Just download and unzip (un-tar etc) the file, which contains only one 
> exe file.
> What you can test is:
> a read datafiles in supported formats (qes, rec, dta, dbf, csv ..)
>    look at the dataform created based on the contents of the read file.
> b. create a new datastructure from scratch
>      add fields by clicking on a toolbar or using command keys
> c. move fields around with the mouse (does not work in Mac yet)
> d. save files in the new recxml file documented on the wiki. See the 
> testing.php page.
> Please discuss the interface design, implementation and test results in 
> your opinion on this list. Reproducible errors can be reported to the 
> bug-reporting database. See the testing.php page.
> Development continues with more aspects. Just using say 15 minutes 
> should tell you whether the new principle is intuitive or not.
> Meanwhile I am starting a quest for more funding to continue 
> developments beyond the current plans ending quite soon. Any ideas for 
> funding or donations are welcomed. It seems to me we should all try to 
> get funding to secure the current staff (one person plus partial 
> payments for a few others) for another year before the whole package is 
> ready for general release as open-source in a sustainable way. The 
> current test release should work as a "proof of concept" in relation to 
> the shift and release for several operating systems.
> regards
> Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
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