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ACOMED statistics - service provider for statistical analyses with SAS®
ACOMED statistics uses commercial software for analyses.
Statistical software used by ACOMED statistics:
Statistical Analyses: SAS® 9.2, SPSS® 15.0/18.0, R
Evaluation of Diagnostic Accuracy, Method Validation: internal programs and macros written in SAS® 9.2. Additionally, software Medcalc® and Analyse-It® are used.
Sample Size Estimation: NQuery Advisor® 6.0, PASS 2007, Internal tools (especially for joined hypothesis testing as in diagnostic studies)
Internal tools:For scientists want to analyse data theirselves, MS-Excel-tools are available. Click here
Analyses using these software are conducted according to an internal SOP-system.
Using SAS (or SPSS syntax and SPSS 15.0/18.0 production mode facility), ACOMED statistics can provide analyses performed under regulated conditions (complete traceability, exclusion of any manipulation of data and output).
In addition, ACOMED statistics provides software-tools, scripts and syntax.
However, commercial software suffers sometimes from incompatibilities or non-availibility due to
customer related problems, handling, graphics or modern statististical methods etc.
In that case, internal routines have to be developed.
In case of graphics and easy-to-use-properties MS®-Excel tools are the best choice.
In terms of modern statistical methods, programs written in R (www.r-project.org) are very helpful.
In order to reach complete traceability and to exclude any manipulation in a formal way, application of SAS® is appropriate. In addition, SPSS syntax used in SPSS production mode facility (with automatically generated pdf-output)
might be a good choice.
Some examples of Excel-Tools
are given at the Download-Page
(free Download of Statistical Excel-Tools, [german language]). ROC curve MS Excel software tools for drawing
ROC curves, calculating and comparing ROC curve indices are available in a webshop.
For analysis of method validation experiments and diagnostic studies, internal SAS programs and macros are used.