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Please find here non-proprietary software that you are free to use without any restriction. Preferably obtain the newest version directly from the internet, and locally only if you have no internet access (local files updated to 9 November 2016)

Software required for the EpiData course
  Software designation Internet Local
All you need for the course in one package: download the zip file and unzip it (preferably) to the root (also works if you have no administrative rights). The zip package contains by default the 32-bit versions, but you can overwrite the *.exe files with the 64-bit version from the sub-folder "software" inside the package (only relevant for the Manager / EntryClient, not the Analysis module). zip
If you prefer a full install of the EpiData software, choose from below the desired version:    
  EpiData Manager for efficient data entry form design (32-bit version). next
  EpiData Manager for efficient data entry form design (64-bit version). next
  EpiData EntryClient for efficient, quality-assured data entry (32-bit version). next
  EpiData EntryClient for efficient, quality-assured data entry (64-bit version). next
  EpiData Analysis for technically sound analysis of EpiData data files. next
  EpiData Entry 3.1, the classic predecessor version of EpiData Manager and EntryClient for data entry. epidataentry next
  LibreOfficePortable is an opern-source office suite alternative, complete with seven modules (including word processing, spreadsheet calculations, presentations, etc). The spreadsheet component is used in the report menu.
  Kompozer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
  R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. logo_r
  RStudio s a set of integrated tools designed to help you be more productive with R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management. logo_rastudio
  R package foreign: Functions for reading and writing data stored by some versions of Epi Info, Minitab, S, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Systat and Weka and for reading and writing some dBase files. logo_r
  R package survival analysis: descriptive statistics, two-sample tests, parametric accelerated failure models, Cox model. Delayed entry (truncation) allowed for all models; interval censoring for parametric models. Case-cohort designs. logo_r
 
Other useful non-proprietary software that is free, high quality, and legal to use and distribute
  Software designation Internet Local
  Notepad++: a powerful text editor alternative to Microsoft's NotePad™.
  Screenpresso: a tool for screen capture - a must-have for anyone writing manuals for computer instructions.
  FreeCommander: a two-panel file management tool alternative to Microsoft's Windows Explorer™.
  Dropbox: file hosting service offering cloud storage and file synchronization. The link will get you to the Dropbox installer download file.
  TeamViewer: software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
  PDFill Tools: software for editing pdf documents (add/delete pages, extract pages, add text, add page numbers, add header and footer, rotate or crop pages)
  7zip File Archiver: 7-Zip can extract and read virtually any kind of compressed file, including ZIP, RAR, ISO, TAR, and much more (locally is the 32-bit version).
  Winmail Opener: software to open any TNEF encoded "winmail.dat" file that you may receive as an attachment from an Microsoft Outlook™ user.
  Stickies: a PC utility for notes. The program is small and simple and will not mess with your system files, nor will it write to the registry. stickies
  IrfanView: IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative graphic viewer (locally is the 32-bit version).
  KeyPass: KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file.
 

 

Last update: November 15, 2016