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EpiData software: Installation Dr Ajay Kumar MV Technical Officer (Research), International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung disease (The Union), South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi Akumar @theunion.org; www.theunion.org Slightly edited by: Hans L Rieder
Create three folders in the root of the drive in which you normally work 1)epidataThis folder will contain EpiData software (both EpiData Entry and EpiData Analysis) 2)tempThis will be a folder, where we temporarily deposit stuff before doing something with it. It should generally be empty and not ever contain anything important! 3)epidata_courseThis is where we will do all the work during the course
How to install Epidata (if you have administrator rights) Go to internet, enter: http://www.epidata.dkwww.epidata.dkwww.epidata.dk Go to download/EpiData Entry and /EpiData Analysis and save the two respective setup files to the /temp folder Login as administrator, install EpiData entry and EpiData Analysis into the EpiData folder you created already, following the instructions and create a quick launch icon
How to install Epidata (if you do not have administrator rights) Go to the course folder “Software” Get the zip file and unzip it to any place on your computer (we strongly recommend the root of the drive in which you usually work) Isn’t that simple?
I can’t see the file extensions - How to identify which is the.exe file?
Select folder options
Untick the hide extensions option
Extensions are now visible
Create a desktop shortcut for the.exe file
Creating a quick launch icon
Unique about EpiData installation Although windows based, it does not interfere with Windows set-up All files are placed in a single directory No trace of *.dll files anywhere in the system Carry the software in your USB memory stick and start working!
Other things to set up before we begin.. Set your system language to English (your preferred English) – but set date to dd/mm/yyyy format Accessing help file – If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7 as your operating system, you will need to install Microsoft plug-in!
‘Help’ in EpiData not working: What to do?
‘Help’ option is not working If you have the Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 as your operating system – you need a plug-in to make the help file in EpiData Entry functional – Download a Windows help program WinHlp32.exe
Determine the Windows version Windows version – Windows Vista/Windows 7 – 32 bit or 64 bit How much data can be processed Speed with which it can be processed Memory capacity
How to determine Windows version and system type?
Download the program WinHlp32.exe for Windows Vista – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx ?displaylang=en&id=5143 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx ?displaylang=en&id=5143 WinHlp32.exe for Windows 7 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?i d=91 Also, this plug-in is already downloaded in your folder “Software” Double click to install the plug-in (need administrator privileges)
How do you know if you are logged in as administrator?
Check the following.. Folder “EpiData” in root of the drive to which you have access (commonly C drive) Folder “epidata_course” in C drive Folder “temp” in C drive Quick launch icons in task bar – click and check functionality Be able to access HELP file
Setting Options – First word in question is field name
Setting Options – Automatic filed names
Setting Options – Update question to actual field name