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SIMSTAT 2.1

April 6, 1992

Designed and written by Normand Peladeau

Copyright (C) 1991,92, N. Peladeau


FILES ON THE SIMSTAT DISTRIBUTION DISKS
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DISK #1
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5 text files
READ.ME -- Program description and start-up instructions
ORDER.FRM -- Ready-to-print order form
LISENCE.DOC -- Please Read This!!
VENDOR.DOC -- Info on distributing shareware copies
FILE_ID.DIZ -- Short program description

3 files for the main program
SIMSTAT.EXE -- The SIMSTAT statistical program
SIMSTAT.DEF -- The SIMSTAT default configuration file
SIMSTAT.HLP -- The SIMSTAT help file

4 sample data files
SAMPLE.DAT -- A sample ASCII data file
SAMPLE.SYS -- A SPSS/PC+ system file
SAMPLE.DBF -- A dBASE III data file
SAMPLE.WKS -- A Lotus 1-2-3 data file

1 utility file
EXPAND.EXE -- A program to uncompressed listing files

Several video and printer driver files
*.BGI -- Video and printer drivers
*.CHT -- Video and printer fonts
PSBGI.PS -- PostScript printer configuration file


DISK #2
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2 files for the data editor (disk #2)
SIMEDIT.EXE -- The SIMEDIT data editor
SIMEDIT.HLP -- The SIMEDIT help file

3 files for the probability calculator (disk #2)
SIMCALC.EXE -- The SIMCALC probability calculator
SIMCALC.DEF -- The SIMCALC default configuration file
SIMCALC.HLP -- The SIMCACC help file

3 text files
READ.ME -- Program description and start-up instructions
ORDER.FRM -- Ready-to-print order form
FILE_ID.DIZ -- Short program description


INSTALLING AND RUNNING SIMSTAT
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To install the program, simply copy all the files to the
destination disk or directory.

When starting Simstat, there are three command line options that
can be used:

/M or -M Force monochrome color set on a computer with a color card.

/E or -E Display 43 lines on an EGA or 50 lines on a VGA monitor.

/C or -C Save the listing file in a compressed format. This option
is useful for saving disk space when running on a laptop.
The listing file will take up to 75% less disk space.
You must use the EXPAND.EXE utility to uncompress the
listing file.

CONFIGURING SIMSTAT TO WORK WITH EXTERNAL EDITORS
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SIMSTAT can be configured to automatically call external data file
editors in order to edit the current data file or to create a new file.
It allows the specification of up to 4 externals programs corresponding
to the four types of file currently supported (LOTUS, DBASE, SPSS/PC, and
ASCII). For each of those types, enter the full name of the program or
batch file including the drive and directory where it resides. You can
also enter any parameters normally used when calling the program from the
dos prompt. To automatically include the current filename put the $f
keyword where you want the filename to appear.


PROGRAM MAINS FEATURES
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SIMSTAT is a menu driven statistical program that provides many
basic descriptive and comparative statistics including:

o Summary statistics (mean, variance, standard deviation, etc.)
o Crosstabulation
- normal crosstabulation and inter-raters agreement table
- nominal statistics (chi-square, Pearson's Phi,
Goodman-Kruskall's Gamma, Contingency coefficient)
- ordinal statistics (Kendall's tau-b and tau-c, Pearson's R,
symetric and asymetric Somers' D, Dxy and Dyx)
- inter-raters agreement statistics (percentage of agreement,
Cohen's Kappa, Scott's Pi, Krippendorf's r and R-bar, free
marginal correction for nominal and ordinal measure)
- 3-D bar chart
o Frequencies analysis including:
- frequencies table
- barchart
NEW 2.0 - graphic pie chart
- histogram (text or graphic)
- descriptive statistics
- percentile table
NEW 2.0 - Box-and-Whiskers plot
o Breakdown analysis
NEW 2.0 - Multiple Box-and-Whiskers plot
NEW 2.0 o Multiple responses analysis
- frequency analysis
- crosstab analysis
NEW 2.0 o Time series analysis incluging
- Data transformation (ex.: remove mean, lag, etc.)
- Auto-correlation diagnostic (ACF and PACF plot).
- Time series smoothing techniques (moving average,
running median)
o Oneway analysis of variance
NEW 2.0 - Scheffe post hoc test.
o Paired and independent sample t-tests
o Pearson correlation matrix, covariance and cross product
deviation
o Regression analysis including:
- Linear and 7 nonlinear regressions including:
- quadratic
- cubic
- 4th degree polynomial
- 5th degree polynomial
- logarithmic
- exponential
- inverse
- X and Y scatterplot (text or graphic)
- regression equation
- analysis of variance
- residuals caseplot
NEW 2.0 - standardized residuals scatterplot
NEW 2.0 o Multiple regression analysis including:
- 5 different regression methods:
- hiearchical entry
- forward selection
- backward elimination
- stewpwise selection
- enter all variables
- P to enter, P to remove, and tolerance criteria
- anova table
- test of change anova table
- regression equation (B, standard error of B, beta, confidence
interval of B, zero-order, semi-partial and partial
correlations, tolerance level, F, significance)
o Nonparametric analysis including:
NEW 2.0 - Binomial test
NEW 2.0 - One sample chi-square test
NEW 2.0 - Runs test
- Mann-Whitney U test
- Wilcoxon T-test
- Sign test
- Kruskall-Wallis ANOVA
NEW 2.0 - Friedman two way anova
- Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for 2 samples
NEW 2.0 - Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for 1 samples
- Moses test of extreme reactions
- Median test (2 or more samples)
o nonparametric association matrix including
- Spearman's R
- Sommer's D, Dxy and Dyx
- Goodman Kruskall's Gamma
- Kendall's Tau-a, Tau-b
- Kendall Stuart's Tau-c
o bootstrap analysis
- simulation on 7 univariate and 21 bivariate estimators:
- descriptive statistics
NEW 2.0 - histogram (text of graphics)
- percentile table
- nonparametric confidence intervals
- nonparametric power analysis
- variable sample size
- random sampling simulation
NEW 2.0 - full analysis bootstrap simulation

NEW 2.0 o high-resolution graphics
- Pie chart, 3-D bar chart, histogram, scatterplot, time series
- User control of axis scaling, titles, grid, etc.
- Graphics can be printed on almost any type of printers such as:
- 9 and 24 pin dot matrix printers,
- 9 and 24 pin color printers,
- HP LaserJet,
- HP DeskJet,
- Deskjet 500c and 550c color printers,
- PostScript printers,
- HP PaintJet color printer,
- HP pen plotters.
- Graphics can be exported to PCX or HPGL graphic formats.

OTHER FEATURES:

NEW 2.0 o Integer weighting of cases using another variable.
NEW 2.0 o Direct access to 4 user defined external data editors for each
type of data file (Lotus, dBase, Ascii, SPSS/PC+).
NEW 2.0 o Ability to assign missing value and variable label to any variable
or to change the variable length and number of decimal used to
display results. Ability to save and recall all those informations
in a dictionnary file.
NEW 2.0 o Ability to shell to DOS.
NEW 2.0 o Ability to save and retrieve options files.
NEW 2.0 o SIMEDIT spreadsheet data editor (SIMEDIT and SPSS/PC+ file format)
- Import Lotus, dBase, SPSS/PC+ and ASCII file
- Export dBase, SPSS/PC+, and ASCII file
- IF-THEN-ELSE conditional variable tranformation with more
than 47 operators and functions (numeric, trigonometric,
statistics, random number and date function).
- Undo last transformation.
- Quick transform command for often used transformation.
- Ability to assign variable/value labels and missing values.
- Variable recoding, ranking, etc..
- Ability to sort cases.
- Search and replace values.

NEW 2.1 o Ability to customize a new Add-ins pulldown menu to run
SIMSTAT add-in programs or other often used applications.

NEW 2.1 o SIMCALC probability calculator computes probabilities for
9 types of test/distribution as well as confidence intervals
for mean and correlation. (The registered version can also
be used as a stand-alone program)

INPUT AND OUTPUT
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The data may be read directly from a dBase file (version III or IV),
a LOTUS 1-2-3 file, an SPSS/PC+ file or from an ASCII data file.

The output can be read on the screen, save on disk in a listing
file, and/or send directly to the printer.


CAPABILITY
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The program can handle up to 500 variables and 32,000 cases. The
simulation can contain between 50 and 20,000 subsampling. These
limitations are the absolute maximums and can be somewhat lower
depending on the amount of memory available.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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SIMSTAT will run on any IBM PC/XT, AT, PS/2 and compatible under
MS-DOS/PC-DOS version 3.0 or higher. A minimum of 360K of free RAM is
necessary.

The program does not need a numeric coprocessor but will use it
if available. A coprocessor is highly recommended for extensive
bootstrap simulation or computation on large samples.


CREDIT
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IBM-PC/XT, AT and PS/2, PC-DOS are trademarks of International
Business Machines.

MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

SPSS/PC+ is a registered trademark of SPSS Inc.

DBASE III and IV are trademarks of Ashton-Tate.

LOTUS is a trademark of Lotus Corp.

Graphic printer drivers and PCX driver provided by Ryle Design Inc.


NOTE TO PROGRAMMERS
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An application programming interface (API) for Simstat is currently
under development. If you are a programmer interested in developing
add-in programs to perform specific type of analysis currently not
available in SIMSTAT, please contact the author (see address below).


DISTRIBUTION
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You can contact the author by writing to the following addresses:

By mail:
Normand Peladeau
Provalis Research
5000, Adam street
Montreal, QC
H1V 1W5

By electronic mail via CompuServe:
Normand Peladeau
User# [71760,2103]