[EpiData-list] New test version of EpiData Software (Mac working and dialogs in Analysis)
EpiData development and support
epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sun Apr 25 04:07:56 CDT 2021
A new test release has been placed on www.epidata.dk/testing.php
The changes will be released as public version after implementation of a
few more changes and tests.
Users are invited to test the following new features and improvements:
- but remember as always to work on test data and copies of projects.
Major new feature in Analysis:
Dialogs for statistics
A visual form which will create the command
- like in Analysis ClassicSpeed of reading projects has been improved
EntryClient, Manager and Analysis work in Mac (64 bit - latest OS)
A number of bug-fixes and internal clarifications to manage definitions
of missing data and tables have been implemented. Most of this is
important improvements, but should not be visible to the user, apart
from reading of files being much faster.
One of the difficulties is to ensure correct implementation of
procedures for encryption, user control of entry (logging) and the way
the operating systems control access to the encryption libraries.
Increasingly in many organizations user have only restricted access to
their own computer making it difficult to write software - without
paying licenses to e.g. Microsoft and Apple.
The test versions are provided as zip/tgz compressed files. Make sure
that you unzip all content with maintained folder/directory structure
Please comment on the list if you have problems/suggestions or
experiences with the updated versions.
One note is that after unzipping and opening you should resize the
dialogs in Analysis if you have a Mac computer. Otherwise some of the
content is not sufficiently intuitive to use (we are working on that).
As always the changes were made in a collaborative effort of Torsten
B.Christiansen, Jamie Hockin , Hans Rieder and I. Torsten does the main
software desing and programming and Jamie added important aspects of Mac
function and dialog implementation.
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