[R] Use of R in clinical trials

Nordlund, Dan (DSHS/RDA) NordlDJ at dshs.wa.gov
Thu Feb 18 22:50:00 CET 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Dalgaard
> Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:44 PM
> To: Douglas Bates
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org; Bert Gunter
> Subject: Re: [R] Use of R in clinical trials
> >> (Corrections/additional information welcome!)
> >
> > My recollection is that the BMD programs (which, in a later version,
> > became BMDP) predated SAS and were specifically for BioMeDical
> > analysis.
> How could I forget those! Yes, my old (as in 1980-1985) boss at the
> University hospital even had the manual in the office. It wasn't a
> statistical system though, more a suite of single-purpose computer
> programs with a rigid control-card specification format.
> BTW, they were apparently put in the public domain by UCLA, but I wonder
> where they went?

I believe BMDP was bought by SPSS around 1996.  SPSS also purchased Systat in that same time period I believe.


Daniel J. Nordlund
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Planning, Performance, and Accountability
Research and Data Analysis Division
Olympia, WA  98504-5204

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