Simstat 2 New Features
- New numeric data types - Simstat now includes a double precision floating point data type (Real) and an integer data type (Integer). The new Real data types now becomes the default numeric types and will be used to store most numeric computations. You will no longer need to define in advance the maximum length and decimal places of new numeric variables (but see compatibility issues).
- Improved graphic engine - The new graphic engine is much more flexible than the previous engine and will facilitate the development of new features and options. A few features have been added to the actual beta version (enhance control on legend location, printing up to 8 graphs per page, etc.). This new engine also also fixes known compatibility problems with some printer drivers and video cards.
- Smaller hard disk requirement - The overall disk space requirement has been reduced from about 5Mb to less than 3Mb.
- Optional upgrade to Client/Server or Internet Server versions - Requires purchase/installation of Advantage Database Server or Advantage Internet Server engines. Please contact us if you need more information.
- Tabbed data grid - Tabs have been added at the bottom of the data grid that allow the user to view, edit, and even print only specific variables belonging to a variable set.
- Partial correlation - The partial correlation module have been integrated within the main program.
- New Factor Analysis options - The 32 bit version of Simstat support new features of the upcoming version of EFA 4.0 such as Q-type factor analysis, principal axis factoring, unlimited number of variables, etc.
Known compatibility issues and limitations
- DBF files are no longer compatible with other applications -We now use a proprietary DBF format which includes several new data types. For this reason, most DBF files created by Simstat won't be compatible with existing applications that read or import such a format. This also means that while the 32-bit version will be able to read DBF files created with the actual 16 bit version of Simstat, the reverse will not be true. However, it is still possible to read, import and export standard DBF files.
- 32 bit CHX files cannot be read by the 16 bit version of Simstat. It is possible to read chart files created using the 16 bit version of Simstat, but CHX files created or saved using the 32 bit version won't be compatible with the actual 16 bit version.