[EpiData-list] EpiData and Apple Mac

EpiData development and support epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Tue Jun 22 07:18:02 CDT 2021

Which version of the apps are you using? It sounds like a problem with file permissions, which can arise on shared computers, but I’m assuming your students have their own Macs.

The default data folder (set via the Preferences menu) must be a folder with full access (within their home folder - e.g.  /Users/name/data).

I’ve been working to get all aspects of EpiData working on the new Mac OS, including Big Sur, but I have not run into this problem.


> On Jun 22, 2021, at 7:50 AM, EpiData development and support <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> Good day,
> In our University we run a course on-line and students learn how to use
> EpiData as well as Stata during the course.
> We encountered a problem with the students who use Apple Mac computers and
> who are using Catalina OS. It appears that EpiData does not run properly in
> Catalina environment. They can download and install a beta version but that
> does not allow saving, for example, or export to Stata; so they are unable
> to submit assignments requiring the preparation of questionnaires, data
> entry or export to Stata.
> It affects about 20 of our 600 students.
> Does anyone have any solution to suggest?
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