[EpiData-list] Is there a Road Map for the test version (V4.4.2.1) and other questions

EpiData development and support epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed Mar 20 12:38:59 CDT 2019


Dear EpiData Association team / epidata-list,

I work at  a non-profit organization conducting studies in different parts 
of the world. Several of these studies at our institute are still using 
EpiData v3.1.

At the moment all collaborators of our institute are being migrated from 
Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Our  IT department has included EpiData Manager V4.4.2.1  in the software 
package being installed in our new computers since it is the 'newest' 
version (a test version but not the current version!) . Since several 
studies are in the process of entering data using V3.1 we encountered the 
fact that the entry mask does not work on the newer version (as expected). 
Using V4.4.2.1 means for us the re-design of the masks, which we have 
tried but encounter difficulties with the part of the '.chk'  e.g no 
conditional jumps can be applied and calculations can be cumbersome, 
etc...

We would rather work with V3.1 but out IT department  would like to know 
the following to go back to EpiData V3.1:

1.) Which is your 'Road Map' for the development of V4.4.2.1  from 'test' 
to a 'current'  version? Would you have an estimate of the date of 
availability of the V4.4.2.1 as a current version?
2.) They asked if V3.1 was designed for Win 10, but I rather ask: are 
there known errors in the use of V3.1 when running under Win10?
3.) Would you have 'security' updates for V3.1? Since it is an old 
software, the IT team is refusing to install V3.1 because if could 
introduce 'insecurity' in the Institute's system.

- If we were forced to use the test version, is there an easy way to 
implement the check files from V3.1?
- Would you have a manual for the users? We are in the middle of several 
studies going on and we would like to have reassurance  that things are 
done properly.
 
I would really appreciate your help!

Best regards and thank you,
Leticia Grize


Leticia Grize   PhD
Biostatistics Unit
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Office address: Eulerstrasse 77,  Basel
Phone:  +41-(0)61-284-87-12
Fax:      +41-(0)61-284-81-01
Email:    leticia.grize at swisstph.ch
Postal address:  Swiss TPH / P.O. Box / CH-4002 Basel / Switzerland
STPH website: http://www.Swisstph.ch

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