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T h e  P C - S I G  L i b r a r y  o n  C D - R O M,

                1 2 t h E d i t i o n


The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM, winner of the Optical Publishing
Association's Best Consumer Product Award, has added a hypermedia
interface that makes it easy to find and download any type of program
you could want. The WordCruncher text retrieval program has also been
implemented to assist you insearching this vast collection.

This CD-ROM contains over 3700 fully functional shareware programs, each
with a detailed review. The 12th Edition has added over 300 new programs
and over 500 updates since the release of the 11th Edition. The
collection is always kept current and now contains over 70 megabytes of
Windows 3.0 and 3.1 applications, fonts, icons, games and wallpaper

The range of software is phenomenal! There are huge assortments of
games, everything from adventure games with full SVGA and SoundBlaster
support to favorites like Klondike, Chess and Othello. Spreadsheets,
databases, wordprocessors and graphics programs are instantly available
and there are literally hundreds of unique and specialized programs that
will save you time and money. This amazing collection will help you get
a handle on all your business and home accounting and also teach your
children about zoology.

Each of the more than 3700 programs has a one-line description for quick
reference, Just pick one of the 13 software categories and a subcategory
to begin browsing for a program that interests you. You might choose the
Games Category, where you can pick from 12 subcatgories including
Adventure, Arcade, Cards and more. A mouse click (or keyboard stroke) on
the program title takes you to a detailed description of the program.
you can immediately download the software to your hard or floppy drive,
and in many cases view a screen shot.

You can find any program in the collection quickly and easily by using
the search button. When you are in a program category just type in the
title of the program and you will be taken to the description of that
program. The popular WordCruncher text retrieval program has been added
to allow searching every description for any word within that
description, not just in the title or keywords chosen by someone who
thinks differently than you do. The WordCruncher is ideal for finding
programs which perform a specific function, just try searching for
"split", "math" or "subtract". Or switch to the Disks section where you
will find an alphabetical list of all the programs which can be searched
by program title or disk number.

Everyone has their favorite programs and we're no exception. Our 44
favorite programs can be run immediately. No downloading is necessary,
all you do is click on the word "RUN" in the program description and
you'll be working or playing with top notch software right on the CD.

The power of hypermedia will allow you to try out more software than you
ever thought possible. We are sure that you will find a multitude of
programs to your liking on the P-SIG Library on CD-ROM.

System Requirements: IBM PC/AT PS/2 or compatible with 640K, DOS 3.3 or
higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM player. We
recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor.

T h e E s s e n t i a l H o m e & B u s i n e s s C o l l e c t i o n

"Never before has such a valuable collection of popular shareware been
compiled on one CD-ROM that everyone can afford." Dr. File Finder a.k.a.
Michael Callahan

Finally, 368 of the most useful, popular, important shareware programs
have been put together on one CD. No matter what your need, it's on The
Essential Home & Business Collection.  Everything from Administration to
Windows software is here.

The Essential CD incorporates the WordCruncher text retrieval system.
Every program on the disc is indexed by title, filename, PC-SIG disk
number, and every word in the program description.  A new utility, Narc,
is implemented so you can look at the program files and the author's
on-line documentation without having to first copy the program to your
hard disk.  By using WordCruncher and Narc, you can quickly find the
program you want and review it to be sure, without ever having to run it
from your hard disk.

If you've got a CD-ROM player at home and want to get more use of it and
your computer, or if you're trying to avoid purchasing another Nintendo
cartridge, or if you just enjoy looking at new software, you need The
Essential Home & Business Collection.

System Requirements:

IBM PC/XT/AT PS/2 or compatible with 384K memory DOS 3.1 or higher and
Microsoft MS-DOS CD ROM extensions.

T h e  P C - S I G   G a m e s    C D - R O M

Now you can play a game a day fo over a year.  This CD-ROM is jammed
with over 380 shareware games of all types, designed to appeal to the
new generation of CD-ROM users out for fun.  The CD incorporates a
hypermedia interface and allows 250 of the games to be played directly
from the CD-ROM.

The hottest games in shareware are on this disk, including the
action/arcade games "Jill of the Jungle" and "Wolfenstein 3D," which
rival or surpass commercial PC and Nintendo for use of animation,
SoundBlaster audio, and VGA graphics.  There are also games designed to
teach children mathematics, spelling and even ecology.  All these games
for less than a dime each!

Over 250 of the games can be played directly from the CD without copying
them to a floppy or a hard drive.  Being able to run from the CD means
that users can explore games without using up valuable hard disk space
or spending time downloading and deleting files.  The hypermedia
interface makes it easy to browse the titles, read a one line
description or full review, and copy or start a game by clicking the
mouse or using the keyboard.

T h e   P C - S I G   W o r l d   o f   G a m e s   C D - R O M

The new PC-SIG World of Games CD-ROM contains over 550 of the best
shareware games, including 53 educational games for children and 57
Windows games. 430 of them can be played directly from the CD without
using your hard drive space.

This edition employs the award-winning HyperReader interface, allowing
easy searching and playing by using a mouse or the keyboard.

This CD is the first in a six-volume PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware
series. Each volume will include the programs from a section of the
PC-SIG collection and also the programs and text from the current issue
of Shareware Magazine. This CD contains the entire text from the
May/June issue of Shareware Magazine, featuring hardware reviews of
the Tandy Sensation and the Media Vision Pro 16 Multimedia System.
Software reviews included cover 58 new shareware releases, security,
educational, CD audio and PIM's. 159 of the programs mentioned in the
magazine are included and can be downloaded using the HyperReader

There are also 89 programs which were updated since the last issue of
Shareware Magazine, helping those of you who have purchased the 12th
edition of the PC-SIG Library keep on top of the everchanging world
of shareware.

As well, a description of every program in the PC-SIG Library can be
searched with the WordCruncher text retrieval program. This Games CD
continues the ten year PC-SIG tradition of providing quality programs
and information to help you find the best program for your purpose.

System Requirements: IBM PC/AT/PS/2 or compatible computer with 640K,
DOS 3.3 or higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM
player. We recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor.

To Order in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask for Customer Service.

For Technical information: Call 408-730-9291 and ask for Technical

Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near


                            P C  -  S I G


Welcome to the world of Shareware, state of the art software you can
actually try before you buy.

Shareware, a term coined in the early eighties, refers to the method of
distribution chosen by the software authors.  With shareware, you can
receive a program and put it through its paces without having to pay for
it. If you find the program useful, and choose to keep the program, then
you pay a modest registration fee to the author.

For the last nine years, PC-SIG has been providing shareware and public
domain software to its customers and members.  Since 1982 PC-SIG has
developed an unprecedented library of shareware programs, constantly
updated, consistently strong in every category.  Our library of
shareware contains over 3500 titles divided into 120 logical categories.

Every program we add to the library is thoroughly reviewed and tested to
insure that each one meets the high standards of reliability and value we
insist upon and you expect.  As a result, our library doesn't contain
every shareware program available, just those that really work.

PC-SIG has grown into the premier distributor of shareware and and
shareware information by producing shareware collections on CD-ROM,
publishing an encyclopedia of shareware, and by publishing Shareware
Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine distributed world-wide.

Quality and support - guaranteed.  All of our programs are guaranteed
virus free.  We've isolated our systems and check every program
submitted to insure that no viruses make their way to your computer or

Our support staff is available by phone as well as on our BBS to help
you with questions about installation and operation of PC-SIG's

Through our network of international distributors, PC- SIG strives to
bring you the most current, exciting, technically advanced software
available as shareware.

If you can't find the software you need in PC-SIG's library, it may well
not exist.

To order the latest in Shareware, in the U.S.A: Call (800) 245-6717

Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near



                                SIMSTAT 2.1

                                April, 1993

                  Designed and written by Normand Peladeau

                     Copyright (C) 1991-93, N. Peladeau


   DISK #1
   5 text files
             READ.ME  -- Program description and start-up instructions
           ORDER.FRM  -- Ready-to-print order form
         LISENCE.DOC  -- Please Read This!!
          VENDOR.DOC  -- Info on distributing shareware copies
         FILE_ID.DIZ  -- Short program description

   3 files for the main program
         SIMSTAT.EXE  -- The SIMSTAT statistical program
         SIMSTAT.DEF  -- The SIMSTAT default configuration file
         SIMSTAT.HLP  -- The SIMSTAT help file

   4 sample data files
         SAMPLE.DAT   -- A sample ASCII data file
         SAMPLE.SYS   -- A SPSS/PC+ system file
         SAMPLE.DBF   -- A dBASE III data file
         SAMPLE.WKS   -- A Lotus 1-2-3 data file

   1 utility file
         EXPAND.EXE   -- A program to uncompressed listing files

   Several video and printer driver files
              *.BGI   -- Video and printer drivers
              *.CHT   -- Video and printer fonts
          PSBGI.PS    -- PostScript printer configuration file

   DISK #2
   2 files for the data editor (disk #2)
         SIMEDIT.EXE  -- The SIMEDIT data editor
         SIMEDIT.HLP  -- The SIMEDIT help file

   3 files for the probability calculator (disk #2)
         SIMCALC.EXE  -- The SIMCALC probability calculator
         SIMCALC.DEF  -- The SIMCALC default configuration file
         SIMCALC.HLP  -- The SIMCACC help file

   3 text files
             READ.ME  -- Program description and start-up instructions
           ORDER.FRM  -- Ready-to-print order form
         FILE_ID.DIZ  -- Short program description

        To install the program, simply copy all the files to the
   destination disk or directory.

   When starting Simstat, there are three command line options that
   can be used:

    /M or -M    Force monochrome color set on a computer with a color card.

    /E or -E    Display 43 lines on an EGA or 50 lines on a VGA monitor.

    /C or -C    Save the listing file in a compressed format. This option
                is useful for saving disk space when running on a laptop.
                The listing file will take up to 75% less disk space.
                You must use the EXPAND.EXE utility to uncompress the
                listing file.

        SIMSTAT can be configured to automatically call external data file
  editors in order to edit the current data file or to create a new file.
  It allows the specification of up to 4 externals programs corresponding
  to the four types of file currently supported (LOTUS, DBASE, SPSS/PC, and
  ASCII).  For each of those types, enter the full name of the program or
  batch file including the drive and directory where it resides.  You can
  also enter any parameters normally used when calling the program from the
  dos prompt.  To automatically include the current filename put the $f
  keyword where you want the filename to appear.

        SIMSTAT is a menu driven statistical program that provides many
   basic descriptive and comparative statistics including:

         o Summary statistics (mean, variance, standard deviation, etc.)
         o Crosstabulation
             - normal crosstabulation and inter-raters agreement table
             - nominal statistics (chi-square, Pearson's Phi,
               Goodman-Kruskall's Gamma, Contingency coefficient)
             - ordinal statistics (Kendall's tau-b and tau-c, Pearson's R,
               symetric and asymetric Somers' D, Dxy and Dyx)
             - inter-raters agreement statistics (percentage of agreement,
               Cohen's Kappa, Scott's Pi, Krippendorf's r and R-bar, free
               marginal correction for nominal and ordinal measure)
             - 3-D bar chart
         o Frequencies analysis including:
              - frequencies table
              - barchart
NEW 2.0       - graphic pie chart
              - histogram (text or graphic)
              - descriptive statistics
              - percentile table
NEW 2.0       - Box-and-Whiskers plot
         o Breakdown analysis
NEW 2.0       - Multiple Box-and-Whiskers plot
NEW 2.0  o Multiple responses analysis
              - frequency analysis
              - crosstab analysis
NEW 2.0  o Time series analysis incluging
              - Data transformation (ex.: remove mean, lag, etc.)
              - Auto-correlation diagnostic (ACF and PACF plot).
              - Time series smoothing techniques (moving average,
                running median)
         o Oneway analysis of variance
NEW 2.0       - Scheffe post hoc test.
         o Paired and independent sample t-tests
         o Pearson correlation matrix, covariance and cross product
         o Regression analysis including:
              - Linear and 7 nonlinear regressions including:
                  - quadratic
                  - cubic
                  - 4th degree polynomial
                  - 5th degree polynomial
                  - logarithmic
                  - exponential
                  - inverse
              - X and Y scatterplot (text or graphic)
              - regression equation
              - analysis of variance
              - residuals caseplot
NEW 2.0       - standardized residuals scatterplot
NEW 2.0   o Multiple regression analysis including:
              - 5 different regression methods:
                  - hiearchical entry
                  - forward selection
                  - backward elimination
                  - stewpwise selection
                  - enter all variables
               - P to enter, P to remove, and tolerance criteria
               - anova table
               - test of change anova table
               - regression equation (B, standard error of B, beta, confidence
                 interval of B, zero-order, semi-partial and partial
                 correlations, tolerance level, F, significance)
          o Nonparametric analysis including:
NEW 2.0       - Binomial test
NEW 2.0       - One sample chi-square test
NEW 2.0       - Runs test
              - Mann-Whitney U test
              - Wilcoxon T-test
              - Sign test
              - Kruskall-Wallis ANOVA
NEW 2.0       - Friedman two way anova
              - Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for 2 samples
NEW 2.0       - Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for 1 samples
              - Moses test of extreme reactions
              - Median test (2 or more samples)
          o nonparametric association matrix including
              - Spearman's R
              - Sommer's D, Dxy and Dyx
              - Goodman Kruskall's Gamma
              - Kendall's Tau-a, Tau-b
              - Kendall Stuart's Tau-c
          o bootstrap analysis
              - simulation on 7 univariate and 21 bivariate estimators:
              - descriptive statistics
NEW 2.0       - histogram (text of graphics)
              - percentile table
              - nonparametric confidence intervals
              - nonparametric power analysis
              - variable sample size
              - random sampling simulation
NEW 2.0       - full analysis bootstrap simulation

NEW 2.0   o high-resolution graphics
              - Pie chart, 3-D bar chart, histogram, scatterplot, time series
              - User control of axis scaling, titles, grid, etc.
              - Graphics can be printed on almost any type of printers such as:
                  - 9 and 24 pin dot matrix printers,
                  - 9 and 24 pin color printers,
                  - HP LaserJet,
                  - HP DeskJet,
                  - Deskjet 500c and 550c color printers,
                  - PostScript printers,
                  - HP PaintJet color printer,
                  - HP pen plotters.
              - Graphics can be exported to PCX or HPGL graphic formats.


NEW 2.0   o Integer weighting of cases using another variable.
NEW 2.0   o Direct access to 4 user defined external data editors for each
            type of data file (Lotus, dBase, Ascii, SPSS/PC+).
NEW 2.0   o Ability to assign missing value and variable label to any variable
            or to change the variable length and number of decimal used to
            display results.  Ability to save and recall all those informations
            in a dictionnary file.
NEW 2.0   o Ability to shell to DOS.
NEW 2.0   o Ability to save and retrieve options files.
NEW 2.0   o SIMEDIT spreadsheet data editor (SIMEDIT and SPSS/PC+ file format)
               - Import Lotus, dBase, SPSS/PC+ and ASCII file
               - Export dBase, SPSS/PC+, and ASCII file
               - IF-THEN-ELSE conditional variable tranformation with more
                 than 47 operators and functions (numeric, trigonometric,
                 statistics, random number and date function).
               - Undo last transformation.
               - Quick transform command for often used transformation.
               - Ability to assign variable/value labels and missing values.
               - Variable recoding, ranking, etc..
               - Ability to sort cases.
               - Search and replace values.

NEW 2.1   o Ability to customize a new Add-ins pulldown menu to run
            SIMSTAT add-in programs or other often used applications.

NEW 2.1   o SIMCALC probability calculator computes probabilities for
            9 types of test/distribution as well as confidence intervals
            for mean and correlation. (The registered version can also
            be used as a stand-alone program)

        The data may be read directly from a dBase file (version III or IV),
   a LOTUS 1-2-3 file, an SPSS/PC+ file or from an ASCII data file.

        The output can be read on the screen, save on disk in a listing
   file, and/or send directly to the printer.

        The program can handle up to 500 variables and 32,000 cases.  The
   simulation can contain between 50 and 20,000 subsampling.  These
   limitations are the absolute maximums and can be somewhat lower
   depending on the amount of memory available.

        SIMSTAT will run on any IBM PC/XT, AT, PS/2 and compatible under
   MS-DOS/PC-DOS version 3.0 or higher.  A minimum of 360K of free RAM is

        The program does not need a numeric coprocessor but will use it
   if available.  A coprocessor is highly recommended for extensive
   bootstrap simulation or computation on large samples.

     IBM-PC/XT, AT and PS/2, PC-DOS are trademarks of International
     Business Machines.

     MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

     SPSS/PC+ is a registered trademark of SPSS Inc.

     DBASE III and IV are trademarks of Ashton-Tate.

     LOTUS is a trademark of Lotus Corp.

     Graphic printer drivers and PCX driver provided by Ryle Design Inc.


  An application programming interface (API) for Simstat is currently
under development.  If you are a programmer interested in developing
add-in programs to perform specific type of analysis currently not
available in SIMSTAT, please contact the author (see address below).

       You can contact the author by writing to the following addresses:

       By mail:
                  Normand Peladeau
                  Provalis Research
                  5000, Adam street
                  Montreal, QC
                  H1V 1W5

       By electronic mail via CompuServe:
                  Normand Peladeau
                  User# [71760,2103]


              S H A R E W A R E  M A G A Z I N E

Shareware Magazine has distinguished itself as the only internationally
distributed periodical devoted to the use and business of shareware.
Shareware Magazine provides detailed reviews of new products,
hard-hitting comparisons of shareware programs with regular retail
software, and timely information about changes in the industry and the
latest technology.

Intriguing columnists and regular features add to the excitement.  The
beginners section sheds light on new user's concerns regarding
everything from choosing the right operating system to alleviating the
intimidation of using on-line systems.

Educational sections focus on how low cost shareware can aid in
classroom learning, curriculum development, and as a forum for
discussing the impact of computers and technology in schools.

Graphics Gallery renders expert advice and suggestions on how to better
work with graphics, desktop publishing, CAD systems, and the Windows

Programmers benefit from others experience in developing new programs or
polishing existing ones as well as choosing the right programming

And columnists provide that subjective component, sometimes
controversial, that calls for a closer look at the way we compute and
how shareware effects what we do.

Published bimonthly, Shareware Magazine is available on a subscription
or at your local newsstand or computer bookstore.  In conjunction with
PC-SIG, there are special benefits for subscribers as well as
opportunities for discount purchases from PC-SIG.

To Order, in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask Customer Service.

Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near



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