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1. General

1.1 Sytem Requirements
1.2 Installation
1.3 Copyright
1.4 Hotline, Reporting Errors and Suggestions
1.5 How to use the Statistic Library


It seems as if almost everybody can make good use of statistics. A statistical interpretation with predictions is as welcome in a warehouse management program as a graphical evaluation with correlation analysis is for the measurement analysis in an engineering office, to say nothing of special programs, whose main purpose is the field of statistics.
The Statistic Library saves you valuable time otherwise spent in searching for the appropriate formulas and constructing the analysis algorithms.
It offers functions to analyze the most important test distributions, procedures to analyze confidence intervals, implementation of the most important test procedures, simple and multiple regression, some variance analysis, and a few more, practical methods. We hope that this selection will satisfy most users. However, we do realize that it will never be possible to come even close to covering any and all wishes.


1.1 System Requirements
The Library does not make any special demands on your computer. Of course, you do need Omikron Basic 6 and an Apple computer with a PowerPC processor in order to be able to use the Statistic Library.


1.2 Installation
In order to be able to use the Statistic Library in your programs, you have to load it into your program additionally using the menu entry 'Merge LIBRARY ...' from the 'Edit' menu in the Omikron Basic editor. The Statistic Library is deposited in a special encoding procedure (token code), which enables Omikron Basic to load the Library very speedily.
The Library will be automatically appended to the end of your program. There, it is visible as:

LIBRARY CODE Statistic 'Version X.YZ, TT.MM.JJJJ
The line containing the LIBRARY CODE cannot be changed. At most, you can delete the line ([Alt] + [Delete]). This removes the Library from your program. After that, it is advisable to click on 'Program/Clean Sweep' in the editor so that all now superfluous Statistic Library variables are removed from the table.
If you are writing new programs, it is better to load the Library first and then to write the corresponding program. It is then possible to try out the program immediately.

1.3 Copyright
You may copy the Statistic Library for your own use, as you like. You may transfer it to your hard disk drive or to any working disk. However, please ensure that neither copies nor originals fall into the hands of third parties; after all, you are responsible for any possible pirated copies.

If you would like to distribute programs that require the Statistic Library, you have to ensure that the Library is protected against misuse by any third parties. It is best to pass on only compiled programs, since neither it is possible to use these to reconstruct the source code of your program nor to reconstruct the Library.


1.4 Hotline, Reporting Errors and Suggestions

If you have any questions, have discovered errors in the Statistic Library, or would like to make a suggestion, please contact us at one of the addresses listed below:


Fax: ++49-5832/6160
Hotline: ++49-5832/979895 (Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 1 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. UTC, former GMT)

or via postal mail at:

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Alt-Isenhagen 21
D-29386 Hankensbuettel

1.5 How to use the Statistic Library
-Before you can use any function of the Statistic Library, you have to initialize the Library by calling the procedure Stat_Init.

- Exercise the utmost measure of caution when interpreting results, which you have obtained using the Statistic Library, as well as when interpreting any statistical test. Statistics as such can and may only provide you with general instructions and is not infallible.

- Since any statistical method yields only approximations, you should try to double-check any result you have obtained by using a second, alternate method. Moreover, always try to think if any obtained result makes sense.

- You have to indicate the address of the desired fields when passing data fields to procedures or functions. This is achieved by applying the address operator to the field, e.g.,
&Field(,) or VARPTR(Field(0,0)).
-Parts in square brackets are optional and may also be omitted.

-If a postfix is not indicated with variables or functions, then your are always dealing with the long integer type.

-Functions and procedures of the Statistic Library are depicted in
Courier bold.

-If you want to try out the sample programs, you have to insert some COMPILER control words at the beginning of your code as it is shown in the programs contained in the 'DEMO' folder.
So, the best way to run the samples in this manual would be as follows:
Load one of the sample programs from the 'DEMO' folder into the Omikron Basic editor. Erase all code except of the COMPILER control words and the line containing the library. Then copy the sample code from the manual and paste it between the COMPILER control words and the LIBRARY CODE line. Now, your program is prepared to be tested using 'Compile and Run'.

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