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Release Name: statist 1.3.1
This is a new development quality release. Information about some files: *.asc: Jakson Alves de Aquino's GnuPG signatures statist_1.3.1-1.diff.gz statist_1.3.1-1_i386.changes statist_1.3.1-1.dsc statist_1.3.1.orig.tar.gz: Produced during the building process of the Debian package. statist-1.3.1-1.i386.rpm: The Debian package converted into rpm by "alien". statist-1.3.1.exe: Runs only in English (MS Windows installation file). statist-intl-1.3.1.exe: Can run in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. Spanish and Italian translations are incomplete. To use this binary, you'll need libintl (GnuWin32).
INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.1 ===================================== * The user has no longer to tell statist how many columns will be chosen. This new behavior might break most scripts written for previous versions of statist. If you are running statist under scripts, you should either adapt your scripts or not upgrade for version 1.3.1. NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 1.3.1 ============================= * Statist can deal with value labels and column titles: with the option --labels, statist reads column and value labels from a file. Example: You might have a column with the name "tvhours", and the title "How many hours do you watch TV every day?". * Eliminated the 60 columns limit: Now the limit to the number of columns depends on the the maximum number of files that the operating system can open simultaneously. * You can edit a configuration file (~/.statistrc) to customize some features of statist. * Menu item "Preferences": You can also customize some features while statist is running, and save your new preferences. Comments in the ~/.statistrc file are preserved. * Statist will list the content of current directory when the user is asked to enter a file name. * Menu item "Export data base as fixed width data file". * Replaced "List data of one column" with "List data of columns". It's possible to see data of many columns simultaneously. * Improved the menu option "List names of columns". It's possible to show not only column names, but also column titles and value labels. * New descriptive menu items: "Frequency table", and "Compare means". BUGS FIXED IN VERSION 1.3.1 ============================= * "Data manipulation / Invert values (1/x)": the inverted values were not corresponding to the original ones because rows with missing values were being deleted before the inversion. * Gnuplot graphics: the xtics were disappearing from the graphics after some analysis. The new command sent by statist to gnuplot avoids this. * Name of gnuplot data file is no longer fix: If the name of the gnuplot data file already exists, a number is added to the name. Now it's possible to use the gnuplot command "replot" with multiple instances of statist. This closes the bug report opened on Sep 12, 1997. * Uninitialized variables were being used when running "Partial linear correlation". * "Miscellaneous / Enter gnuplot commands": The function was testing only if the user typed "quit". However, gnuplot quits whenever the first letters in a line might unambiguously be interpreted as "quit" or "exit". Gnuplot also skips leading blank characters. The bug was causing statist to run in an infinite loop when the wrong letters were sent as commands to gnuplot. Now, Statist is overzealous. It closes the pipe with gnuplot whenever the line first letters are either "q" or "ex". * "Multiple linear correlation" and "Cross-validation of multiple linear regression": The values of the columns "resi" and "pred_" were in the wrong rows if there were missing values. * "Probit analysis": Now there is a limit to the number of error messages printed in the screen if the user chooses the wrong variables. Without this limit, the number of errors printed were a problem with very big data files (thousands of rows). * "Log-transformation (base 10)" and "Log-transformation (natural logarithm)" are no longer aborted if there are values equal or lower than zero. The results become missing values. * Now, to pass more than one file as argument for statist is fatal error only if statist is running in silent mode. If in interactive mode, the user will only receive a warning.