WHAT'S NEW IN SuperSMITH(R) Visual

 

Key Features and Revision History 

 

KEY FEATURES (MOST ARE NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE):

* General and advanced scientific plotting

* Curve fitting (new data set added with 101 points)

* Crow/AMSAA reliabililty growth made easy

* Crow/AMSAA forecasting (Fulton Risk)

* Functions - data independent

* Transforms - global edit of data based on functions

* Display alternatives - XY plot (linear/log/Arrhenius), Bar chart, Pie Graph

* Calculator functions for probability - binomial, chi-squared, gamma, Poisson

* Cumulative Distribution (CDF), Hazard (HDF), Probability Density (PDF) and Reliability (RDF) plotting from SuperSMITH(R) Weibull file

* Aggregate Cumulative Hazard (ACH) plotting from SuperSMITH(R) Weibull file

* Unlimited number of data using the frequency table format.

* Expanded batch capability especially useful for network operation of software

* Automated warranty data analysis using the Crow/AMSAA model

* Easy access to other software

 

SuperSMITH(R) Visual REVISION HISTORY

(MOST RECENT AT TOP, THEN DOWN TO EARLIEST):

SuperSMITH Visual Revisions:

 

'5.0DD -- 07 AUG 2017 (File Version 5.0.0.404)

'Conversion from text to value: Improved robustness for very large number entry

'Languages: Clarified entries for French and German

'Languages: Fixed issue with disappearing point sequence #'s in data grid

'Languages: Removed some "compound" words, & replaced with individual words

'Marker Points: Improved retention of points in file

'Warranty Data Import: Clarified menu choices for input format

'Function / Transform: Improved XL (X Last) and YL (Y Last) usage

 

'5.0DC -- 21 APR 2017 (File Version 5.0.0.403)

'About Box: Changed background color of "Yes, I agree..." section to yellow to match

'Drag-For-Select Label: Turned off for results display

'Language Processing: Improved translation for Abernethy Risk output

'Language Words: Added "Execution" (Performance) and to associated LANGFILES

'Option Explicit: All code now invokes Option Explicit

'Set Label Edit: Removed label selection issue with extra labels selected

'Standard Number Display: For #'s between 0.1 and 1.0, reduced to 4 sig figures (was 7)

'Start/About Box: Clarified messages

'Zoom: Clarified menu items F and H

'Zoom: Hide set feature enhanced to add all yes or all no selections

'Bar Graph: Removed bar borders for high density plot improving display

 

'5.0DB -- 09 FEB 2017 (File Version 5.0.0.402)

'Menu width: increased width of menu due to truncated display on some machines

'Number Entry: Clarified increment description

'Touch Slider: Now interfaces with Big Inforation Display text box

'Bar Chart: Improved bar color and label alignment for set quantity above 20

 

'5.0DA -- 06 JAN 2017 (File Version 5.0.0.401)

'Data Import: Data quantity set to zero (deleted) when input quantity is zero (per Alfred Jochimczyk)

'Marker Point Addition: Removed nuisance appearance of first point during addition

'X-Axis: Log-Scale numbering improved for more appropriate display (per Ron Gaddy)

'Crow/AMSAA Parameter Box: 'Removed phantom print of previous values (per Ron Gaddy)

'Crow/AMSAA Parameter Box: 'Added item to menu for edit of MTBF/RATE display (per Ron Gaddy)

 

'5.0CZ -- 24 OCT 2016 (File Version 5.0.0.3.26)

'Menu Option Boxes: Removed possibility of lingering images upon plot selection

'Setup Menu: Added menu item for Change DEMO to FULL

 

'5.0CY - 11 SEP 2016 (File Version 5.0.0.325)

'FileName: Eliminated possibility of change of default data filename to function filename

 

'5.0CX - 15 JUL 2016 (File Version 5.0.0.324)

'File Save: Restriction added to prevent Visual overwriting Weibull file

'File Save: Restriction added to prevent Weibull overwriting Visual file

'Help Menu: Added icon in HELP group for About

'Help Menu: Consolidated menu items from 7 to 4 compatible with icon quantity

'Language Translation: Created separate module for language options (SMITH_5L.BAS)

'Language Translation: Created Function-fs_LangLogic(smessage) in SMITH_5L.BAS

'Label/Style Edit Buttons: Enlarged and consolidated for easier touch operation

'Label/Style Icon on Large Plot: Added to improve accessibility

'Merge Sets: Undo available immediately after merge

'Merge Sets: Point labels retained

'Number Display: Improved display on plot and report

'Plot: Added Label/Style Icon on large plot to improve accessibility

'Plot: Added Output/Export Icon on large plot to improve accessibility

'Plot: Added Okay/Exit Icon on large plot to improve accessibility

'Plot: Display of Suspensions and Discoveries expanded to include on bottom scale

'Plot/Edit: Improved H... Hide/Display of points

'Setup Icon: Changed image to reflect more modern laptop computer

'Setup Menu: Added item "W...Display Options ... On Big Plot"

'Weibull Library: Defaults to file name different than data file

'Zoom Menu: Changed "G..." item to "W...Display Options ... On Big Plot"

'Zoom: Added size-changing box to indicate zoom

'Sample/Simulate: Crow-AMSAA sample triggers C-A solution automatically (C. Tarum)

'Dimensions: Changed minimum quantity of points in data set to 1000

 

5.0CW --26 JAN 2016 (File Version 5.0.0.323)

'Control-Box Buttons: Enlarged for easier touch operation

'Data Grid: Midsize button enlarged for easier touch operation

'Former Results: Expanded from 4 maximum to 20 maximum

'Former Results: Removed plot title from file name for retrieval

'Help Menu: Changed "L...Information Display (Big / Small)" to item "K..."

'Setup Menu: Added item K, "Information Display (Big / Small)"

'Program Exit Button: Updated display of button name for mouse

'Zoom: Enlarged Icons for Output Display Choice On Big Plot

 

5.0CV -- 14 DEC 2015

'Weibull Library: Changed menu item letter for "Clear Clipboard"

 

5.0CU -- 3 DEC 2015

'Code Change: Sub chkdecimal moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_2A.BAS

'Code Change: Sub fylprodrateout moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS

'Code Change: Sub fylprodrateout1 moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS

'Code Change: Sub fylusagerateout moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS

'Code Change: Sub fylusagerateout1 moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS

'File Check: Changed so that "\\" on the front of a path is okay

'Icon Layout: Removed option for old icon layout in Setup section

'Labels Above Tabs: Added for clarity

'Mouse Wheel: Capability added for data grid and number input box (by Carl Tarum)

'Output Icon: Added to large plot display

'Removed nuisance display of the word "Select"

'Transform: Added "Histogram From 2-Axis" to convert curves to histograms

 

5.0CT --- 2 MAY 2015

'Screen Resolution: Changed obvious screen resolution variables to LONG type

'Outlier Calc: Changed calculation variables to LONG type

'Double Precision to Single: Mitigated VB6 Csng() hang issue for value 2

 

5.0CS - 17 APR 2015

'Number Display: Removed error display issue with number display format

'Zoom: Disconnected X-Value zoom from Y-Value zoom (per D. Keisic)

'Zoom: Added icon for X-Range + Y-Range Lock on regular large plot display (per D. Keisic)

'Zoom Menu: Added option to display Zoom icon added above (Yes/No)

'Zoom Menu: Added icon for X-Range + Y-Range Lock

 

5.0CR - 26 Mar 2015

'Button Menus: Exit now restarts originating menu to re-display option boxes

'Line Display Menu: Added option for Label Pointer Line Maximuize (=Yes/No)

'Parameter Box: # display agrees better with requested accuracy (per A. Jochimczyk)

'Plot/Report Tabs: Enhanced Display

'Terminology: Clarified Plot/Report icon and tab cursor-movement messages

'XY Plot: Removed nuisance array overrun for maximum set points

 

5.0CQ - 19 Jan 2015

'Data grid: Removed grid moving when button-menu selected

'Parameter Box: Improved number display (Alfred Jochimczyk)

 

5.0CP - 09 Dec 2014

'Icon Layout: Moved HELP... and ADDITIONAL... icons left to match SSY

'List Color: Changed to match SSY

'Menus: Added "Slide-Select" for improved touch-screen operation

'Set Labels: Contour plot no longer changes lowercase "x" to uppercase "X"

'Zoom Menu: Changed "Automatic Reset" menu item to "Automatic Total Reset"

'Zoom Menu: Added icon for "Automatic Total Reset"

'Zoom Menu / Add Data On Plot: <Esc> or (X) returns immediately to Zoom menu

'Tabs Over Results Box: Enlarged vertically + added highlight for active selection

'Zoom: Restored "X" box on plot for exit for menu options "C" and "D"

'Other changes compatible with SSW'Other changes compatible with SSW

 

5.0CN - 14 May 2014

'Monte Carlo Confidence: Consolidated trial quantity input between SSW and SSV

'Monte Carlo Seeds: Converted to 4 seed numbers and re-activated seed setting

'Monte Carlo Confidence for Crow/AMSAA: Confidence menu allows trial quantity input

 

5.0CM - 25 Mar 2014

'Color Edit: Added icon on plot for Label / Style edit

'Former Results: Added capability to overlay with Active Results

 

5.0CL - 20 Jan 2014

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0CK - 02 JAN 2014

'Batch Process: Added alternative Crow/AMSAA output formats (per Vicky Peralta)

'Chi-squanred routine: Nuisance iteration messages removed

 

5.0CJ - 04 Dec 2013

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0CI - Skipped for clarity in version numbering

 

5.0CH - 04 Nov 2013

'Crow/AMSAA: Improved growth significance message in report (per Clint Grafelman)

 

5.0CG - 03 Sep 2013

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0CF - 22 July 2013

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0CE - 10 Jun 2013

'File Access: Can input '.W' or '.V' file without extension entered

 

5.0CD - 23 Feb 2013

'Improved YBath compatibility

 

5.0CC - 22 Feb 2013

'Help file changes

 

5.0CB - 22 Jan 2013

'Changes Compatible with Weibull 5.0CB

'MTBF: Can enter own acronym for expected occurrence interval (for Larry Tyson)

 

5.0CA - 30 Nov 2012

'Automatic Data Order Caution: Moved menu item from Start Lock Options to Setup Menu

'BATCH PROCESSING: Reinstated -zX1_X2_Y1_Y2 zoom set functionality

'Compatible with SSW

 

5.0C - 20 Sep 2012

'Set Label Edit: Removed possibility for "Label 0" edit

 

5.0BZ - 13 Sep 2012

'Languages: Changed name from "Default" to "Default English [American]"

'Plot Label Characters: ",", "X", and space " " are now decoded from temporary file save

'Zoom Menu: Added menu option "G..." function to menu option "F..." (Removed option "G")

'Crow/AMSAA: Added label edit option to hide MTBF/RATE in parameter box (per Schop)

 

5.0BY - 5 MAY 2012

'Help File: New comprehensive HELP released for 5.0BX version

'Help File: Changed name of "Flow Chart" to "Best Practices Guide"

'Help File: Easier SSW and SSV access to Best Practices Guide (Analysis Wizard - Flow Chart)

'Abernethy Risk: Reinstated ability to choose pre-set usage rate options (D, H, M, Y)

'Zoom: Added point label option to view point as point value instead of symbol

 

5.0BX - 21 Apr 2012

'Chi-Squared: Added chi2choose subroutine to select between Chi-Squared methods

'Chi-Squared: Added chi2CDFchoose subroutine to select between Chi-Squared methods

'Chi-Squared: Added chi2DOFchoose subroutine to select between Chi-Squared methods

'File Input: Improved automatic report analysis of multiple data sets

'Former Results: Green checkmark now activates

 

5.0BW - 7 Apr 2012

'Data Import: Improved import of text files

 

5.0BV - 15 Mar 2012

'API: Eliminated only API call ... per Carl Tarum

'File Save: Added filename to data in file (helps with Former Results) ... fylflpnamelasts$, fylflnamelasts$

'Main Screen: Improved transition from Maximized to Normal

'Zoom: Added arrow buttons for X-Range And Y-Range Lock: Select On Plot (requested by T. Marquart)

'Zoom: Added reset-to-automatic button for X-Range And Y-Range Lock: Select On Plot

'Additional Probability Plot: Changed automatic range to reduce range closer to data

 

5.0BU - 23 Dec 2011

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0BT - 13 Dec 2011

'Function Save: Changed default filename to avoid conflict with data filenames

'Function Code For Curve Fit: Improved for POWER fit

 

5.0BS - Skipped

 

5.0BR - 30 Nov 2011

'Function Save: Changed default filename to avoid conflict with data filenames

'Function Code For Curve Fit: Improved for POWER fit

 

5.0BQ - 25 Oct 2011

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0BP - 15 Oct 2011

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0BN - 1 Jun 2011

'Consistent with SSW changes

 

5.0BM - 28 Jun 2011

'Softcopy Total Report (and standard Report): Tab lineup improved

'Data Grid: Improved Data Wizard selection range

 

5.0BL - 1 Jun 2011

'Zoom/Point Symbol Display: Added 'Slow Point Display' option to menu

'Crow/AMSAA: Removed nuisance error message with MC Confidence for grouped data

 

5.0BK - Intermediate version - not generally released

 

5.0BJ - Intermediate version - not generally released

 

5.0BI - 22 Jan 2011

Label Edit: Label-only filename saved to configuration file

Plot: Point colors can now be assigned according to point label

Plot: Point symbol rendering adjusted for stronger outlines

Plot / Report / Table Tabs: Added A...Activate Plot (or Report) to menu

Warranty: Expanded alternate orientations (MOP-MIS, MIS-MOP, MOP-MOA, MOA-MOP, etc.)

Warranty: Improved import of data with blanks

C/A Forecast: Expanded to allow one item being replaced within interval (Motorola Mexico)

 

5.0BH - 15 Nov 2010

Label File: Separated from retention of data file name

Plot/Report/Table menu: Clarified options

Quality Limit Comparison: Now has option for cPk as well as PPM

Report Tab (top of results box): Now accesses Plot/Report/Table menu

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Removed nuisance reversion to Abernethy Risk menu

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Coordinated all variable sequence input menus

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Improved correlation between different output ranges (check 18WHEELR-AR6.W)

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Added capability to display fit line corresponding to new fit line parameters

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Added time to next event to output display

Crow/AMSAA menu: Removed item W...Hide Confidence / Instantaneous Line ...

Zoom: Line Add allows temporary vertical marker lines for Crow/AMSAA

 

5.0BG - 9 Oct 2010

DEMO: Input data alteration magnified

DEMO: Only one program needs to unlocked for all to be unlocked

Data Grid: Synchronized display of selected data points before/after screen re-size

Menus: Highlighted selected menu option box choices with capital letters

Precise Reading: Expanded capability to read from marker lines

Crow/AMSAA Fit Menu: Expanded input data types (D...Input...)

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Expanded capability to be similar to Abernethy Risk

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Changed name to Fulton Risk

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Moved menu item K...Back To Crow/AMSAA ... to Y...Back To Crow/AMSAA

Crow/AMSAA Fulton Risk: Changed menu item N...Item Quantity Expected ... to N...Present Item Quantity ...

File Import: Auxiliary plot capability expanded to accomodate more marker lines

 

5.0BF - 2 Aug 2010

Zoom: Added a menu selection for X-Axis value standard scientific format (1E+6) or (1000000)

Zoom: Moved items (Suspension + Discovery ..., Plot Side Symbol ...) to Point Symbol Display menu

Label/Style Edit: Added Line Edit Icon (Next To Symbol Edit Icon)

 

5.0BE - 10 Jul 2010

DEMO: Curves now smooth for auxiliary plots (LR Contours, Abernethy Risk, & Optimum Replacement)

File Name Reset: Auto program launch resets filename

 

5.0BD - 7 Jun 2010

Labels: Improved high-resolution aspect ratio of label boxes for first file load

Menus: Removed appearance of selection boxes after selection is made

Zoom: Made X-scale changes easier to implement

 

5.0BC - 15 May 2010

Clipboard: Improved robustness for sending text to the clipboard

Drop-down Menus: Increased width for language changes

HELP File: Improved system finding of file location

Opening Screen (About): Clarified lower button

Plot Grid: Added option for Grid Line Size Lock in Label/Style selection and in menu for plot line type selection

Zoom: Fit line hide (points still visible) more robust

Crow/AMSAA: Eliminated double precision overflow for mle calculations

 

5.0BB - 20 Jan 2010

Batch Processing: If brackets, [...], are omitted, software will linger after analyzing data file

Data Cut/Copy: Improved speed and added an indication of progress [for Marquart]

Data Import: No longer inserts zeroes automatically for spaces

Data Import: Warranty format input now allows blank entries (for zeroes)

Font Select(Labels): Improved ease of font change

Label Edit: Improved set label placement on plot immediately after label edit finish

Random # Generator: Switched to Carl Tarum's routine

Significant Figures: Improved for very large and very small numbers [for Barringer]

Start-up (Information) Screen: Made existing icons active (formerly only images)

Zoom Menu: Added selection R...Precise Range For Linear Scale Zoom (does not round)

C/A Report: Improved robustness with respect to very small lambda parameter

Data Import: Added choice for 1-column input to come in as Y-Values

5.0BA - 10 Sep 2009

All Source Code: Substituted all 3rd-party code with native Fulton Findings code

Active Results Tabs: Normalized placement of second tab for all resolutions

Data Input By Keyboard: Now asks whether to display point label on plot for 1st-time entry

Data Wizard: Added Data Wizard button to data grid

Data Wizard: Improved user interface for point label edit

Data Wizard: Improved set label edit

Drag-Drop: Replaced slow moving programming language routines with fast Fulton Findings routines

Drop-Down Menu Items: Changed menu order to better agree with icon placement

Icons: Increased size of data grid icons when grid is full screen

Language: Changed Spanish word for Print to Impression

Menus: Normalized mouse location metrics for more robust operation in all resolutions

Point Labels: Improved user interface for editing and displaying some or all of point labels

Precise Reading on Plot: Improved number display

Line Hide: Made same as set hide if Crow/AMSAA fit not active

Crow/AMSAA: Added marker lines up to maximum of 24 for total of data sets, results, and marker lines

 

5.0B - 28 May 2009

Zoom: Increased robustness of axis range selection when all plot data is hidden

 

5.0AZ - 31 Mar 2009

Main Screen: Icon layout simplified and organized for more logical layout

Main Screen: Removed nuisance message occurring during resize

Menus: Added option buttons to selected menu choices

Plot Color Select: Lock Change By File option added to exclude color choices from data file

Zoom: Plot point display options expanded to include display of points with specific point labels

Zoom: Plot point display start lock improved

Zoom: Improved Point Symbol Type entry with new icon on plot edit screen

Dimensions: Increased capacity for individual data sets to 24 on same plot

 

5.0AY - Intermediate Version for development

 

5.0AX - 15 Jan 2009

File Access: Removed old-style file dialogue box

Normal Distribution: Changed to more precise estimates programmed by Carl Tarum

 

5.0AW - 6 Dec 2008: Consistent with SSV 5.0AW

 

5.0AV - 28 Nov 2008

DEMO Version: Added note on plot DEMO ONLY - DATA ALTERED

Dimensions: Expanded to eliminate nuisance Out Of Range message

File Save: Simplified files access routines and especially automatic load of sample data

Auxiliary Plot (CDF, PDF, etc.): Improved robustness especially for mixtures

Plot: Simplified the X-axis and Y-axis automatic numbering

 

5.0AU - 15 Nov 2008

Capability: Compatible with recent new revision of IEC-61649

Information Display: Reset default to Tooltips with Select Display

ACH/CDF/HDF/PDF/RDF: Weibull mixture non-linear fit line used for Set #2 instead of 2P fit

Zoom: Y-Scale range lock restored

 

5.0AT - 25 Aug 2008

Value Entry Box: Clarified function of selectable items

Total Picture: Menu item re-instated for switching negative-or-positive display of suspensions

C/A: Goodness of Fit for grouped data switched to p-value indication based upon Chi^2

 

5.0AS - 8 Aug 2008

Start Lock: Now includes Point Symbol Type

ACH: Revised negative suspension representation to positive to arrange data in X-Value order

 

5.0AR - 25 Jul 2008

ACH Plotting: Returned ability to evaluate suspensions for plotting of the actual data

Batch Mode Processing: File name shown on plot if this setup option was previously chosen

Data Wizard: Changed E...Delete Special to E...Edit Special

Data Wizard: For E...Edit Special, Added T...Occurrence Only Change To Suspension

File Access Error Message: More details like ... FILE-NAME, PATH, EXPLANATION

Icon Select: Improved icon click response

Information Display: Added option in HELP menu for Big Information Display (Big Letters)

Information Display: Added option in information menu for Big Information Display (Big Letters)

Information Display: When magnified also shows data grid selections

Software Name: Standardized on SuperSMITH(R), officially registered name

Software Name: Changed acronyms to SSW (Weibull), SSV (Visual), and SSY (Ybath)

Warranty Format Import: Now allows blank cells in source data to represent zero occurrences

Zoom: T...Point Side Symbol Display menu item changed to U...

Zoom: Added menu item T...Suspension + Discovery ... Plot Display = Yes / No

Zoom: Menu item T... available to select for change even with no data

C/A: Added more information to caution about no change between data point axis-values

C/A: For Monte Carlo Sample ... added Start Point and End Point options

C/A: Goodness of fit for certain data (grouped + point-by-point-end-at-occurrence) switched to p-value per Chi^2

C/A: IEC solution is more tolerant to attempted analysis with only two points

C/A: Message about set labels possibly changing with different analysis only displays once

C/A: Precise reading set selection now includes parameter values for the fit line

C/A: Precise reading now reads anywhere along the fit line or instantaneous line using function

C/A: Report now includes forecast for next 1-10 plus 20, 50 and 100

C/A: Report clarified with respect to r^2 and ccc^2 and r^2-ccc^2

C/A & Nelson RE: Message about turning off C/A (or RE) analysis changed to options (turn-off or not)

Nelson RE: Improved robustness of data import when column quantity is unknown

Nelson RE: Improved analysis of data import when equipment ID is unknown

Plot: Grid line thickness now not automatically changed when accessing C/A

 

5.0AQ - 22 Mar 2008

Batch Processing: The -L option (run, file-load, linger) was change to -h (hold)

Batch Processing: The -yffffffff option (library item save option) was changed to -Lffffffff

Batch Processing: Added [zc], [zp], and [zfxxxxxxxx] options for Precise Reading

Batch Processing: The -xV option (V is some value) was added for input of a horizontal axis value

Batch Processing: The -yV option (V is some value) was added for input of a vertical axis value

Precise Reading: <Enter> returns to main menu now

Zoom: Hide option (Yes / No) returns to main screen now

Nelson RE: Software is now more robust for data entry by hand or by copy/paste

Nelson RE: Data entry clarified for default info box (shown when RE icon clicked with no data)

 

5.0AP - 5 Mar 2008

C/A Confidence: Input now more like WSW input

C/A MC Confidence: More robust for data deletion and change of method

C/A MC Confidence: Option to decide left-right orientation or right-left orientation or automatic

C/A IEC Fit Method: Locked-out possibility of error by using point-by-point equations on grouped data

Curve Fit: Correlation now reflects fit with respect to fit line and not just linear trend of data

 

5.0A0 - Skipped This Version #

 

5.0AN - 25 Jan 2008

Distribution/Program Name Box: Improved location and sizing for different screen resolutions

Monte Carlo: Default random # seed changed to 3939889 (was 3979771) for wider default spread

VISTA (Microsoft) Operating System: Added more automatic help information

C/A Confidence: Added pivotal (pv) Monte Carlo method

C/A Confidence: Clarified menu option for confidence level

C/A Confidence: Improved calculation of confidence lines around fit line, especially for IEC

C/A Confidence: Horizontal variability for point-by-point data added

C/A Random Sample: Improved Monte Carlo variate generation

 

5.0AM - 23 Oct 2007

Drawing Line On Plot: Improved number display box locations to avoid cursor on top of box

Files: More robust for spaces in file names

Arrhenius Fit: Made b display more robust to values beyond 300 orders of magnitude

Batch Processing: Now more robust for spaces in file names

Crow/AMSAA: Added interpolate button on side of report for data and fit line

Nelson RE: Simplified data description box on plot (removed Data#)

Nelson RE: Terminology in data description changed to Item-Quantity Event-Quantity

Nelson RE: The - symbol is used on the RE plot for upper and lower confidence limits

Nelson RE: Y-scale value length agrees with significant digit selection

Nelson RE: Default plot representation is points, but can be changed to step-function

Plot/Report: Option for suspension plotting as negative vertically extended to all suspension displays

Scale Type: Clarified choices [Power Fit Linear, Exponential Fit Linear]

 

5.0AL - 5 Sep 2007

Batch Processing: DEMO does not accept input data without altering

Batch Processing: Activated -u option (version on results) by rearranging subroutine call sequence

Label Edit: Caution added about using underline character _ (reserved as delimiter)

 

5.0AK - 18 Aug 2007

File Save: Extension .v added automatically to FF filenames saved from WSV (if no extension specified)

Crow/AMSAA: Clarified confidence value input

Crow/AMSAA: Removed upper rate confidence estimate for beginning data values

Crow/AMSAA: Removed extra lower point and extra upper point for instantaneous line

Data: Reset import logic to accept standard data without converting negative values to suspensions

 

5.0AJ - 7 Aug 2007

Variable Usage/Production: Now can use comma or period for delimiter as appropriate

Crow/AMSAA: Option for display of confidence lines and instantaneous line on standard display

Crow/AMSAA: Store/restore of original data improved

Crow/AMSAA (STUDENT): Re-activated this option with minimum data sets

Nelson RE: Now allows entry of data as shown in HELP Nelson RE section

 

5.0AI - 26 Jun 2007

Text File Import: Improved import with commas and spaces

Crow/AMSAA Forecast: Improved agreement between Standard, MTBF, RATE, and other transforms

 

5.0AH - 21 May 2007

Batch Processing: Added option -u to put version info on plot and report

Zoom: Right mouse click returns to main screen

Curve Fit: Added option (zero) 0...Extrapolate By X-Value ... esp. for use with C/A

 

5.0AG - 2 May 2007

Dimensions: Default is now 20 sets x 1200 entries to start

 

5.0AF - 1 May 2007

Compatible with WSW

 

5.0AE - 12 Apr 2007

Color Sequence: Revised default color sequence

Nelson RE: Improved data description information for multiple data sets

 

5.0AD - 2 Apr 2007

Results To Clipboard: Removed nuisance notification that output occurred

Language (English): Replaced Buyer with Consumer

Language (English): Replaced Seller with Producer

Menus: Analysis reset option standardized to N...None ... Reset (located just before X...Exit)

Scaling: Log scale numbering expanded in highest scale

 

5.0AC - 3 Mar 2007

Crow/AMSAA: Nuisance display for parameter box Fit-p% removed

Quality Limit Comparison: Improved plot display for Marker Line

 

5.0AB - 21 Feb 2007

Compatible with WSW

 

5.0AA - 15 Feb 2007

Crow/AMSAA: Added Availability Transform

 

5.0A - 6 Feb 2007

File Line Input: Improved robustness with additional end-of-file check

Icons: New look for icons for better recognition

Crow/AMSAA Report: Improved simple forecast table output to show closest integer

Contour Plots: Smoothed for large X-values

Main Screen: Removed nuisance appearance of fit-view icon

Nelson RE: Added report page

Plot: Restored parameter box border for C/A and RE

Setup/Dimension: Added Start-Lock icon compatible with WSW

Zoom/Hide: Stores negative lower limit with data file

 

4.0WX - 14 Dec 2006

Compatible with WSW 4.0WX

 

4.0WW - 10 Dec 2006

Plot Color Yes/No: Simplified choice from Plot/Report menu

Nelson Recurrent Events: MCF Added with confidence and automatic import of text file or clipboard data

Quality Limit Comparison (now QLC ... was LUC): Improved Lower/Upper Limit Comparison For PPM

 

4.0WV - 14 Oct 2006

Data Import: Improved consistency of Point Label input

Grid Label: Added " _ Point Name" to data format description

Method/Input: Improved ease-of-use for selecting mle unbias method

Date Format: Added Year-Mo-Day format

Nomenclature: Removed "Prediction" from Precise Reading section

View Additional Probability Plot: Added Q...LUC Lower / Upper (Limit) Comparison For PPM

 

4.0WU - 11 Jul 2006

Consistent with WSW 4.0WU

 

4.0WT - 21 Jun 2006

Zoom: Clarified selection menu for At Value

 

4.0WS - 14 Jun 2006

Consistent with WSW 4.0WS

 

4.0WR - 13 May 2006

Consistant with WSW 4.0WR

 

4.0WP - 3 May 2006

Help: Added analysis comment capability

Batch Operation: Added save picture/report as bitmap file

Color Choices: Added option for same for all points and lines

Color Choices: Standardized and clarified color dialogue box

Output: Added save picture as bitmap file

Zoom Menu: Simplified F... At Value data entry

Crow/AMSAA: Added message saying fit results can only be deleted in analysis menu

Crow/AMSAA: Added caution for editing labels automatically generated by software

 

4.0WN - 1 Mar 2006

Demo: Enhanced notice of altered input data

File: Removed input capability forvery old (Dos) format

Point Labels: Enhanced capability

Set/Line Labels: Attached end of pointer line to plot grid value

Temp Files: Added title names

Zoom: Refined location of additional line on plot

Additional probability plot: Improved normal/lognormal data conversion

Additional probability plot: Confidence and t0 shift display improved

Crow-AMSAA Quantity Expected: Added analysis type to menu

Crow-AMSAA Quantity Expected: Added return-to-C/A-analysis to menu

Crow-AMSAA: Added quantity expected to menu

Crow-AMSAA: Does not switch to automatic zoom when instantaneous line added

Crow-AMSAA: Made menu selections for transforms more robust

Zoom: Reinstated repeat zoom capability

 

4.0WM - 27 Nov 2005

High Suspension Count: Improved consitency of calculation

Crow/AMSAA: Added icon for C/A forecast by month

Total Picture: Improved robustness of output

Curve Fit: Software remembers last 3 fits if data not changed

 

4.0WL - 11 Nov 2005

Data Entry/Import: Improved data quantity capability (esp. for micro-electronics)

Data Entry/Import: Added import capability for point labels

Data Export(Hardcopy/Softcopy): Easy row and column export to clipboard

Data Wizard: Added point quantity merge (change multiple entries to frequency entry)

File Input: Restore of Chr$(13) when depleted for small files

Icon Selection Display: Icon borders get lighter when cursor moves over them

Icon Follow-Box: Improved descriptions

Setup: Removed unnecessary options from menu display

Setup: Returns to menu after selection with display of choice

Setup: Does not double option for point quantities past maximum

Setup: Sample File Copy choice presented immediately after installation

Zoom: Added X-Range and Y-Range Lock Start

Crow/AMSAA: Automatic labeling turned off for extrapolation and additional data entry

Crow/AMSAA: reset calculation for extrapolate selection to avoid nuisance message

Function: Added inverse Chi-squared operator (ichi^2)

File Save: Added caution for saving loaded WSW file as WSV format

Hardcopy/Softcopy: Added Parameter-To-Clipboard output (like WSW)

Plot/Curve Type and Scaling: Added Arrhenius-X and Arrhenius-Y scaling

Plot/Curve Type and Scaling: Added Special Big Point Only curve type

Plot/Curve Type and Scaling: Added menu selection for plot type

Plot/Curve Type and Scaling: Added scaling type display to plot...

- LgX for log-scale horizontal only

- LgY for log-scale vertical only

- LgL for log-scale horizontal and log-scale vertical (Crw when Crow/AMSAA active)

- ArX for Arrhenius-scale (-1/X) horizontal and log-scale vertical

- ArY for Arrhenius-scale (-1/X) vertical and log-scale horizontal

Plot/Curve Type and Scaling: Linked scaling type swap to tranform swap

Zoom: Changed I...Point Display Interval menu option to K

 

4.0WK - 10 Mar 2005

Additional: Removed video launch button

Language/Currency: Moved menu item A...File Name On Plot, to K...

Setup: Starting menu is general

Zoom: X-Range + Y-Range Lock At Value improved

Sample/Demonstrate: Added special data set 9V from IEC1164

PDF And Other Auxiliary Plots: 3-parameter import enhanced

Crow/AMSAA: Enhanced B...Barringer fit display for C/A

 

4.0WJ - 1 Oct 2004

Batch Run: Clarified display for input suggestions

Data Wizard: Added point labels (especially for S/N info)

Label/Style: Added caution for saving of labels only

Library File Save: Now does not change default data file name

Menus: Replaced parenthesis with alternate punctuation for clarity

Zoom: Added H...X-Range + Y-Range Lock Reset To Former

Batch Run: Enhanced Crow/AMSAA to add IEC fit-type choice

Batch Run: For Crow/AMSAA, can now save FF format to file

Batch Run: Added label-get capability to WSV like in WSW

Contour View: Automatic plot shows new contour curve type

Crow/AMSAA: Set delete no longer resets analysis for all sets

PDF Plot: Improved accuracy of data-only especially for 3-parameter

 

4.0WH - 7 Apr 2004

Compatible with WSW new version

 

4.0WG - 17 Mar 2004

File Access: Improved tolerance for bad file name entry

File Access: Improved input of former files

Data Import: Improved consistency of .PRN file import

Data Import: Improved robustness of Paste from clipboard

Plot symbols: Improved consistency of symbol rendering on plot

Standard message box: Improved response for <ENTER> key

Batch-Run: Added capability to automatically load label file

Crow/AMSAA: IEC output clarified for consistency

Crow/AMSAA: IEC fit statistics displayed more fully

 

4.0WF - 25 Jan 2004

Crow/AMSAA: Improved notification of IEC point quantity requirements

4.0WE - 12 Jan 2004

-File: Network file access improved for standard files

-File: Added former file list to file drop-down and setup

-File: Added get last .tmp results to former file list

-Additional probability plot: Added occurrence/suspension histogram

-Data export: Alternative for saving data without x in format

-Transform: Added plot of set 1 vs. set 2 (x vs. y or data vs. fit, etc.)

-Transform: Added difference between set 1 and set 2 (residuals)

 

 4.0WD - 9 Nov 2003

- Setup file copy: Removed additional dialog box

- Crow/AMSAA: Modified mle designation shortened from IEC1164&61710 to IEC

- Crow/AMSAA: Put less-than-5-points warning for grouped data only in HELP file

 

4.0WC - 1 Nov 2003

- Crow/AMSAA:Added analysis date range label option

- Crow/AMSAA: Added additional occurrence (AO)

- Crow/AMSAA: Added plot designations A/G/O/T for equation types and AO for repair data

- Color tracking: Matched BPR nameplate color to WSW selection

- Parameter box: Added option to change location

- Transform: Added #7 and #8 transforms for comparing model results to data

- Setup: Reinstated key-press for language/currency menu

 

4.0WB - 20 Sep 2003

- Specified point size: Retained for label edit and zoom like WSW

- Crow/AMSAA: Improved robustness for raw data input

 

4.0WA - 12 Jun 2003

- Consistent with WSW 4.0WA

 

4.0W - 19 May 2003

- Display accuracy: Easier to set

- Special points: Not shown for import with transform

- Add line on plot: Slope value displayed during line selection

- Plot labels: Clearer near plot borders

 

4.0V - 28 Apr 2003

- Hardcopy/Softcopy: Improved printer orientation selection

- Automatic data order comment: Only started in setup

- Zoom: Added entry/delete of special point on plot to D...add-data-point-on-plot

- Crow/AMSAA: Added mle(/IEC1164) choice of time-term., occur.-term., or grouped solution

- Crow/AMSAA: Improved IEC1164 calculation toloerance to identical x-values

- Crow/AMSAA: Improved message for correcting for identical x-values

 

4.0UA - 19 Jan 2003

- Crow/AMSAA: Improved consistency of IEC-1164 report results display

 

4.0U - 19 Jan 2003

- Hardcopy/Softcopy: Improved printer orientation selection

- Data-Import: Improved recognition of > and < in first lines

- Data-Import: Improved recognitioin of data with first row labeling

- Program Label: Added additional access to Weibull software 

 

4.0T - 6 Dec 2002

- Additional WSV plots: Improved interface for lines only

- Main screen: Different colors for WSW and WSV analysis labels

- Zoom: Added Point-Sequence to Plot Symbol Type

- Crow/AMSAA: Improved simulation technique

- Curve fit: Improved robustness of fit menu

 

4.0SD - 20 Sep 2002

- Import: Allows top row with non-numeric information

- Setup: Lock for color by set sequence (automatic) or by data / line

- Setup: Start lock for data point hide (additional probability plot)

- Help: Simplified access to Analysis Wizard (Flow Chart)

- Help: Improved access to Contents page

- Help: Clarified program organization with Icon Map - Software Tour

- Crow/AMSAA: New ccc values based on Barringer/Cole simulations

- Crow/AMSAA: Improved modified-mle selections based upon IEC1164

- Crow/AMSAA: Default to IEC1164

 

4.0SC - (Not Distributed)

 

4.0SB - 13 Sep 2002

- Setup: Added Weibull library icon

- Color selection: Color by set sequence (automatic) or by data / line

- Color output: 2D bar and 3D bar charts now have background outlines

- Fit: Increased precision of linear correlation coefficient

- Sample: Added Crow/AMSAA data sample

 

4.0SA - 20 Aug 2002

- Data grid: Improved data handling robustness for set delete

 

4.0S - 30 Jul 2002

- Legend: Reinstated legend label to graph

- Import: Improved import of WSV file with BPR results

 

4.0R - 8 Jul 2002

- Plot symbols: Added set sequence (1,2,3 . . . or A,B,C . . .)

- Point size: Added midsize and very large options

- WSW file import: Improved display of only lines and fit lines for ACH, HDF, PDF

- WSW file import: Removed calculation of hidden fit lines

- Data set dimensions: added capability for up to 20 data sets

 

4.0PA, PB, PC - 14 Jun 2002

- Improved existing capabilities with easier user interface

 

4.0P - 28 Feb 2002

- Import: Added Step-Stress load sequence display

- Zoom: Find intersection enhanced

- Zoom: Added X-Scale Value Display (Minimum/Maximum)

- Calculator: Poisson and Gamma expanded

- Parameter Box: Items lined up

 

4.0N - 15 Jan 2002

- Sample data loading improved

 

4.0M - 1 Dec 2001

- Fit function display improved

- Warranty matrix conversion enhanced

- Line only (marker line) from 2 points improved 

 

4.0L - 1 Nov 2001

- Plot display of r^2 improved

- PDF Point display improved

- Only line import improved

- Warranty matrix conversion for Crow/AMSAA improved

 

4.0K - 3 Oct 2001

- Redimension - improved indication for point quantity > maximum

- Crow/AMSAA - reset clears transform status

 

4.0J - 15 Aug 2001

- Data Wizard - added merge capability

- Hardcopy/Softcopy - added EXPORT nomenclature

- Crow/AMSAA - improved EXPR transform with large usage times

- Crow/AMSAA - improved confidence solution for small samples

- Batch processing - enabled fit method specification

 

4.0H, I - Intermediate versions

 

4.0G - 17 Jul 2001

- Plot/Report Menu - added submenu for selection

- Plot labels - added half character length for italics

- Direct to main screen after first session

- Data Wizard - improved response to total set question

- Printing - improved plot output for note, labels and border

- Batch Operation - improved output especially to printer

 

4.0F - 20 Mar 2001

- Improved overwriting with new versions

- Allow file type setting with -L on command line

- Improved import with commas

- Added system busy indicator for 3D plotting

 

4.0E - 1 Mar 2001

- Persistent data with redimension

- Reinitialize file name upon getting former results

- DEMO to FULL memory enhanced

- Added edit key function to large data grid

- Added t0 entry to set label for WSW t0 file import

 

4.0D - 12 Dec 2000

- Added Italian language file

- Added additional language file capability (general)

- Removed property value 380 message

- Improved HPGL interface

 

4.0C - 4 December 2000

- Consolidated references to Crow / AMSAA (Duane)

 

4.0B - 29 November 2000

- Compatible with WSW version number

 

4.0A - 20 November 2000

- Added Barringer ccc to Crow/AMSAA

- Added smoothed data points on PDF and HDF plots

- Improved Zoom icon

- Improved data import

- DEMO to FULL file copy capability

- Pull-down menus enhanced

- Y-axis label toggles between side-by-side and stacked

- Batch capability for Crow/AMSAA

- Added PDFn, CDFn, PDFw, CDFw, PDFx, CDFx to function tool

- Improved range lock input in zoom

- Updated batch operation

- Added security to DEMO-to-FULL code saved to disk

- Improved Crow/AMSAA default to rgr method

- Added addition/subtraction transform to data wizard

- Improved ACH calculation for interval MLE

- Added quantity transform to data wizard

- Added Arrhenius fit (plus activation energy E value display) to curve fit

 

3.0Y - 6 Apr 2000 - Added a and b value display to curve fit

- Simplified Crow/AMSAA after a curve fit

3.0X - 29 Feb 2000 - Added Find-Intersect to Zoom menu

- Instantaneous Crow/AMSAA line slightly enlarged

- Clarified import with commas

- Clarified toggle choices

3.0W - 24 Jan 2000 - ACH plotting positions improved

3.0V - 5 Oct 1999 Total Report option added

- Immediate replot for transform

- ACH improved for interval mle

- File name and software version on results capability

- Data wizard transform capability (x-axis and y-axis)

3.0U - 17 Aug 1999 - Improved C/A convergence for large beta + small lambda

3.0T - 5 Aug 1999 - Improved batch processing capability

3.0S - 21 July 1999 - Improved solution robustness for Crow/AAMSA analysis

- Improved display for curve fit results (power and exponential)

- Improved batch processing capability

- Improved agreement between HPGL output colors and standard colors on screen

- Added data wizard capability

3.0R - 17 June 1999 - Reinstated batch operation

3.0P - 7 May 1999 - Consistent with new WSW version

- Corrected Chi^2 array for d.o.f. of 20 and p of 5%

- Rearranged subroutines for new programs

3.0N - 22 Apr 1999 - Consistent with WSW 3.0N

3.0M - 27 Mar 1999 - Added YBath(TM) access from any path location

- Report shows page sequence indication

- Added exponential to calculator menu

- Improved data grid paging

- EXPR transform (exponential reliability) added to Crow/AMSAA

- Improved x-axis value labels for log-scale

- Improved plot display of Crow/AMSAA instantaneous line

3.0L - 16 Mar 1999 - Added capability for individual fit line display on/off

- Crow/AMSAA reset of transformed data trimmed closer to original data

- SURV output (1 - RATE) added to Crow/AMSAA

- Improved Crow/AMSAA extrapolate and method selection

3.0K - Blank page icon on main screen resets Crow/AMSAA to default settings

- Blank page icon for reset added to function entry

- Label added for Crow/AMSAA checkmark

- Returns to Crow/AMSAA menu now after method choice

- File open of Crow/AMSAA with different method changes to existing

- Improved recalc for extrapolate selection

- Change of Crow/AMSAA method returns to Crow/AMSAA menu

3.0J - 1999 Feb 14 - output directly to printer fixed at Courier 12

- Report output to clipboard can be ASCII output or graphics output

- Crow/AMSAA extrapolate option reset is immediate

- Added text note capability on plot

3.0H - 1999 Jan 04 - ACH now accounts for suspensions

- Improved terminology and input for Add set/line on plot

- Added curve type designation to plot type icon name

3.0G - 1998 Dec 03 - Added precise reading on plot capability in prediction menu

- Added set-/-line-on-plot capability with cursor position indicators in zoom menu

- Added set-/-line-on-plot point quantity and precise / random type in zoom menu

- Added enter-point-on-plot capability to zoom menu

- The word FROZEN replaced with the word LOCK in zoom menu

- Reorganized code so that only 2 of 19 files are custom (others are common)

- Improved capability of curve fit routine and Crow/AMSAA routine

3.0F - 1998 Nov 13 - Improved report display for Crow/AMSAA rate and MTBF

- Improved function edit and fitting routines

- Improved hardcopy/softcopy menu arrangement

3.0E - 1998 Nov 1 - Added graphic Delete/Cut/Copy capability to Zoom menu

- Added Plot Side Symbol Display to Zoom menu

- Previous results mini-graphs can now be re-clicked to recall data

- Message box now details options for mini-graph recall

- Expanded data grid for high-res display

- Simplified Crow/AMSAA routine confidence selection and instantaneous line

- Improved ACH method for normal and lognormal data

3.0D - 1998 Oct 1 - Extended icon tool bar side-to-side for high resolution

3.0C - 1998 Sep 14 - Removed ACH restriction requiring beta above 1.0

- Changed Svensk language to Svenska in program

3.0B - 1998 Sep 5 - Added interval ACH capability

- Added Espanol language capability

- Added Svensk language capability

3.0A - 1998 Aug 15 - New DEMO to FULL unlock password coding

- Individual limits on decimal significance (in Setup) now for general, life, and slope

- Automatic ACH plot capability for import of file saved from SuperSMITH Weibull

 

2.1B - 98/7/9 - Compatible with WSW 2.1B

2.1A - 98/6/30 - Added set label edit capability to the data grid

- Added password accessibility to convert DEMO to FULL version

2.0Z - 98/5/30 - Added Windows Printer (HI-RES) hardcopy output option

- Renamed standard bitmap output to Windows Printer (WYSIWYG)

- Added line = minimize/maximize to Zoom menu for plot line thickness

- Improved labeling on HPGL hardcopy output

- Added Additional File Path for improved access to additional FF programs

- Improved tolerance to zero time interval input in Crow/AMSAA

- Improved file save options for Crow/AMSAA and Curve Fit portions of program

2.0Y - 98/4/21 - Restored r^2 plot display for Crow/AMSAA regression

- Added next expected occurrence display for Crow/AMSAA report

2.0X - 98/4/14 - Compatible with WinSMITH(TM) Weibull 2.0X

2.0W - 98/3/30 - Added limit correction for warranty data analysis

2.0V - 98/3/24 - Reinstated okay button for calculator

- Improved HPGL output

2.0U - 98/3/12 - Removed okay button from calculator and hardcopy/softcopy menus

- Improved fault tolerance of font selection

- Changed default method for Crow/AMSAA model to mle

- Added multiplying factor for cost of unreliability to Crow/AMSAA

2.0T - 98/2/10 - Font Selection and Color Selection added for plot output

- German translation added

- Added improved icon information choices (+ tooltips, +none)

- Significant figures selection added to setup/language/decimal section

- Binomial calculator improved

2.0S - Larry Crow's confidence bounds added for Duane/AMSAA

- Demo capability

- File list update improved

2.0R - 97/12/02 - Tabs on active results window switches between plot and report

- Updated YBath(TM) icon to icon from Bathtub Software (TM)

- Modified file save format to include WSW parameters

- Added HDF (hazard) and RDF (reliability) plots for import of WSW files

2.0P - 97/11/21 - Compatible with WinSMITH Weibull 2.0P

2.0N - 97/11/17 - Compatible with WinSMITH Weibull 2.0N

2.0M - 97/11/10 - Access to AVI video files provided

2.0L - Prototype for version 2.0M

2.0K - 97/9/30 - Improved messages for data import into Duane

- Added French language file

2.0J - 97/8/28 - Precise Reading output clarified for Y-value input

- Default data set for paste is now column selected in grid

2.0H - 1997/8/2 - Decimal operation improved

- Point symbol automatic/big/small added

- Duane/AMSAA extrapolation for instantaneous line added

2.0G - 1997/7/9 - Imbedded data sets

2.0F - 1997/7/7 - Import capability expanded:

- Warranty data import and analysis (Duane/AMSAA)

- column data can be X-value, Y-value

- column data can be multiple sets

- import can be either from clipboard or from ASCII file

- Batch processing expanded

- Language capability improved

2.0E - 1997/3/31 - Recompiled - No functional change

2.0D - 1997/3/26 - Function input no longer needed for Transform # 6.

2.0C - Improved Duane/AMSAA options and performance

- Improved initialization file compatibility with WinSMITH Weibull

- Transform # 6 added.

2.0B - Improved Compability with WinSMITH Weibull

2.0A

Language and Currency selection added

Decimal symbol recognition added

Improved Duane/AMSAA analysis capability

 1.0A - First Windows-based version of both WinSMITH(TM) Weibull and WinSMITH Visual software bundled into the SuperSMITH(TM) package.

 

NOTE: Our WeibullSMITH(TM) software for personal computers pioneered the way as the first widely-used Weibull engineering program starting in the middle 1980s. Then our SuperSMITH package, with WinSMITH(TM) Weibull + WinSMITH Visual + WinSMITH Ybath, took over as the most popular Weibull Engineering program available.