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CRISP, Version 3, 1986.

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Type: Multifunction statistical package.
Computer: IBM-PC/XT/AT or compatible running PC-DOS 2.1 or higher. Requires 256K RAM and two disk drives or a hard disk drive. Also requires BASICA or GWBASIC.
Format: Five 5¼-inch floppy diskettes; copy protected.
Language: Compiled BASIC.
Documentation: A three-ring binder with loose-leaf manual. Complete description of all program modules, including examples of operation and output.
Publisher:Crunch Software Corporation., 2547 22nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116: . (415) 564-7337.

Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):154. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-154_1
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Several integrated packages for statistical functions have become available recently, enabling clinical researchers to do much of their data analysis on microcomputers. CRISP (Crunch Interactive Statistical Package) attempts to combine ease of use with a comprehensive set of statistical capabilities. This goal is achieved moderately well.

CRISP does a wide range of statistical procedures: descriptive statistics (frequencies, means, standard deviations, standard errors), cross-tabulation tables, t-tests, simple correlations, multiple regression, nonlinear regression, analysis of variance, Cronbach's alpha coefficient of reliability, principal components analysis, and a few nonparametric tests. The program does all of these functions well. The multiple regression module is


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