[R] Use of R in clinical trials
Nordlund, Dan (DSHS/RDA)
NordlDJ at dshs.wa.gov
Thu Feb 18 22:50:00 CET 2010
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> 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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