SV: [EpiData-list] Parallels, Windows and Epidata Entry 3.1

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Thu Apr 4 01:32:04 CDT 2013

Dear Jamie, 
thanks so much! I have read the wiki, and I wonder: It looks like Winebottler is a lot easier to handle than Wineskin - is there a downside to Winebottler compared to Wineskin? What is the difference?


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Emne: Re: [EpiData-list] Parallels, Windows and Epidata Entry 3.1

I don't bother with Parallels - after all, you bought a Mac to escape from Windows. Classic epidata, including Analysis, runs fine using Wineskin on the Mac. I have Snow Leopard OS, but Wineskin is supposed to run well on Mountain Lion.

There is documentation here:

I think Epidata will run best under wineskin if you use a WS8 engine. I didn't put that in the wiki article yet.
If you have problems with this, post it here.

If you use Parallels just for Epidata, install Windows XP. 

I hope you have checked out the test versions of Epidata Manager/Entry Client on the Mac. The next release should be pretty solid.You will still need Wine or Parellels to run Analysis.


On 2013-04-03, at 5:22 PM, epidata-list at wrote:

> I have been using Epidata Entry 3.1 on my Windows Vista PC (from 2009). However, I have now switched to a MacBook Pro, on which I have installed Parallels Desktop 8 in order to run Windows and Epidata on the MacBook. However, I am unsure which Windows version to buy for this - should I use Vista or Windows 7? 
> According to the info on Epidata Entry 3.1, I should not even be able to run Epidata Entry 3.1 on Vista. However, I have done this without problems even though the Danish introduction to Epidata (written 2008) states that the program is developed for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 (32 bit). 
> So: Can I expect Epidata Entry 3.1 to run on Windows 7? Or should I buy Vista or something even older?

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