systat_logoSSYSTAT 13 General Features

 

  • The Graphical User Interface is a single window with panes and tabs for displaying output, data, graph and command files conveniently
  • Startpage to access what’s new in the current version, recent files, interface themes and manuals, get useful tips, and scribble notes
  • Variable Editor for editing various properties of variables in the data file; copy-paste all or some properties of any number of variables
  • View value labels or data values in the Data Editor
  • View variable statistics and histogram for any variable on right-click
  • Window menu to view multiple tabs in the Viewspace simultaneously
  • Examples tab with one-click access to all the examples in the user manual
  • Add your own examples to the Examples tab
  • Extensive use of drag-and-drop and right-click mouse functionality
  • Faster processing speed
  • Fully customizable main and context (right-click) menus; set captions, accelerator keys and button images
  • Simple and intuitive default menu structure; option to switch to other menu structures (supplied, downloadable or created)
  • Advanced customizable status bar with items to toggle global settings and data processing conditions
  • Record and play menu and dialog actions; create new menu items with links to these
  • Create your own menu items linked to command files or sets of commands
  • Several toolbars with over 250  fully customizable tools (buttons)
  • Specify/modify keyboard shortcuts
  • Set menu font and animation
  • Create new popup menus in the Menu Bar
  • Create and apply interface themes that capture the menu structure and content, status bar content, keyboard shortcuts, output scheme, pane dimensions and locations, toolbar positions and content, recent files, and user menu items
  • Use themes supplied with the product and download additional themes from the Internet
  • Customize resources (including errors and warning messages, status bar and bubble help content, toolbars and dialogs) and link them to an interface theme
  • Numerous global options for each aspect of the application
  • Move the active tab to the beginning of the Viewspace/Commandspace
  • Specify file comments in the Data Editor
  • Command line and dialog interface interlinked so that the hypotheses features can be conveniently accessed
  • Crash recovery and rescue system to retrieve any unsaved data files in the unlikely event of a crash or improper shut down
  • Easy access for basic statistical analyses and exploratory graphical techniques of widespread use in a separate menu named Quick Access
  • SYSTAT has a Windows style interface which means, it adopts the theme that is applied for the Windows Desktop

Dialog boxes

  • Tabbed dialog boxes where various options (e.g. Options, Results and various other settings) come under different tabs of the main dialog box
  • Drag-and-drop facility, double-click facility, multiple contiguous and non-contiguous selection using Ctrl and Shift keys, as well as context (right-click) menu to ease the selection of variables in different dialog boxes
  • All the input fields in dialogs show tool tips with range values
  • Icons to indicate category variables in dialog boxes, Data Editor and frequency as weight variables in the Data Editor
  • Variable labels as tooltip on mouse hover
  • Keyboard shortcuts for dialog items
  • Grid controls for entering any number of rows of input with keyboard shortcuts for ease of use
  • ‘What’s this’ help for each item in the dialog box

Output

  • Headers, footers, page setup and print preview with multiple view options
  • HTML based output  with tabular and ASCII modes;
    tables can be directly and conveniently copied to external applications without distortion
  • Collapsible links for each section of the output
    • Specify the field width and number of decimal places
    • Short, medium or long statistical output
    • Define font style and size for tabular as well as ASCII output formats;
      font sizes can be condensed to be as small as desired
    • Display variable labels, names or both
    • Display value labels, data values or both
    • Wrap and/or truncate text in tables appearing in the output, at the desired number of characters
    • Control the display of statistical Quick Graphs
    • Global option to echo commands in the output
    • Page width: Narrow, Wide or None (Infinite page width)
    • Maximum number of characters in a row and number of columns in tables dynamically determined based on the page width and font settings
    • Tables with excess columns will be split into as many parts as required with the row and column headers appended to each part
    • Global output scheme options for each component of the output; settings saved to the interface theme
    • Save output in the SYSTAT (.syo), text, RTF, HTML or single-page HTML (.mht) formats
    • Output can be resumed from previous sessions using the SYSTAT format output file, which contains the command log and data file informationGlobal options

    Output Organizer™

    • Index for easy output navigation and manipulation
    • Combined, formatted statistical output and graphs
    • Right-click on any data file node to view it or set it active for editing or using in an analysis
    • Organize output based on the data file used for a given section of the output
    • Set detailed output organizer node captions

    Help

    • Extensive printed/pdf user documentation containing 8 volume set of SYSTAT manuals: Getting Started, Statistics I, Statistics II, Statistics III, Statistics IV, Graphics, Data, Language Reference
    • Extensive Online Help System with Index, Search, and Favorites lists
    • Acronym expansions, data file references in the Online Help system
    • Knowledge base (FAQ) with answers to various queries raised by users
    • Tutorials with step-by-step instructions on using various features
    • Status bar help and ‘Bubble Help’ regarding a given feature on mouse hover on the corresponding menu item
    • Statistics Glossary
    • Context sensitive help on pressing F1 on any item in the interface