WHAT`S NEW IN SuperSMITH(R) Weibull?

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SuperSMITH(R) 6.0 and Later

SuperSMITH 5.0 Weibull and Earlier

SuperSMITH 5.0 Visual and Earlier

SuperSMITH 5.0 YBath(TM) and Earlier

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Key Features and Revision History

KEY FEATURES (MOST ARE NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE):

* Complete interval maximum likelihood capability easily accessible

* Expanded interval/probit analysis capability with Kaplan-Meier method and clipboard probit data entry

* Exclusive set comparison techniques with 1) modified likelihood ratio test, 2) confidence bound comparison at B-value and 3) likelihood contours

* Test planning with any number of allowed failures (less than test sample size), life/reliability/confidence requirement testing or demonstration of improvement

* Normal, Lognormal, Gumbel distributions added to Weibull in test requirements

* Binomial(bi) as well as Fisher Matrix(fm) and Likelihood Ratio(lr) and Pivotal Monte Carlo confidence at any % for point-by-point data

* Probit confidence and Greenwood`s confidence at any % for grouped data

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

* Three parameter solution with either rank regression or maximum likelihood

* Abernethy Risk w/ Abernethy Additional for occurrence forecasting

* Probabilistic - Strength/Load, Life/Usage, and tail comparison for accelerated testing

* Easy accelerated testing analysis - Parameter as function of engineering variable (PFEV)

* Six-Sigma metric display (Ppk, PPM, etc.) for Weibull, Lognormal, Normal, and Gumbel distributions

* Automated warranty data analysis using the probability plot models

* Unlimited number of failures and suspensions using the frequency table format.

* Expanded batch capability especially useful for network operation of software

* Alternate Language capability (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, and 5 + more)

* 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(TM) Weibull file

* Aggregate Cumulative Hazard (ACH) plotting from SuperSMITH(TM) 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

* Unique mixture solutions for 4-parameter, 5-parameter, and 7-parameter models to user-entered data

* No requirement to `partition` the data beforehand

* Regression and maximum likelihood estimate methods

* Likelihood ratio strength of mixture solution indication

* Charts highly customized for colors, fonts, symbols, and scales

* Results such as actions, graphics, and notes stored for later review in a `Log` window

* Option to save Log window results as a rich text file

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

SuperSMITH 6.0  is a major  upgrade from the previous 5.0DT, with improved user interface, program organization,  and added features.

 

User Interface.  

  1. Now with larger icons for touch screen.  Improved keyboard options.  
  2. User customization for menu styles. and high resolution monitors.  
  3. Most tasks/menu items can now be selected with keyboard commands, as well as touch/mouse.  
  4. Startup size can be full or midsize
  5. Better multi-monitor compatibility
  6. Improved Print/Export menu
  7. Improved Sample (Monte Carlo) menu for mixture sampling
  8. Plot colors can be customized to any RGB color.  Color schemes can be saved.

Program Organization

  1. Additional language support (Now 15 languages!)
  2. Visual and YBath now call Smithw.exe with flags, rather than standalone programs.  This reduces the hard drive space required for programs.
  3. Common menu structure and plots  among Weibull, Visual, and YBath
  4. Easier to plot mixtures from the Weibull program
  5. Major update in YBath analysis techniques.
  6. Weibull Dice (For class exercise) now built in to main program

New Features

  1. Logbook allows more detailed note taking, and saving intermediate reports and tables with your data file.
  2. Updated Weibull Library allows searching a reference file by key words
  3. Missing Data.   Supplier didn't tell you how many parts they didn't ship that were out of limits, or cherry-picked from the middle?  Now you can estimate how many pieces were in those missing areas.  (Based on paper presented at RAMS 2021)

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

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SuperSMITH(R) 6.0 and Later Revision History

>>> For Earlier Versions (1.0 to 5.0), Scroll Down Further

6.0AE - 20 Sep 2022 (File Version 6.0.0.105)

Commercial Release (6.0AA-6.0AD were beta versions)

Updated Sample Menu - show parameter values, list options.

Updated YBath estimates for faster solutions.  Likelihood ratio check for updated

. . . SSV report shows corresponding axis info

SSV Optimum Replacement shows Optimum, Planned, and Unplanned

Optimum Replacement Value plot now includes planned and unplanned costs.

Monte Carlo Sample from Sample updated for Interval MLE and print to file

On Screen Keyboard icon added on main input menus

Updated User display options and allow user to save 2 configurations

Weibull Dice updated for languages and saving data when exiting.

Data paste from clipboard defaults to next set.

Updated Abernethy Risk and Optimum Replacement headers.

Larger menu symbols in Weibull Library.

Updated number menu for data input symbols

Hide Form2 during batch processing.

 

6.0AD - 24 Jun 2022 (File Version 6.0.0.104)

Added click menus on tab labels when small icons showing

Add setup items to switch between Touch and Device (mouse) quickly

Changed default to small icons (not Big Touch screen)

pAD now indicates "---", not "0.100" when Suspensions

Reduced menu flicker

Improved Batch operation

 

6.0AC - 06 May 2022 (File Version 6.0.0.103)

Added Filipino, Romanian Language

Added <alt> menu so most actions can be done with keyboard

. . . See First Time User for details

Reduced messagebox size

Updates to Windows Batch functions

Updated Print/Export Menu

Add space on menu so Touch/Drag can highlight choice

Large Tool-tips when small icon is active

Updated Rank Table output for better alignment

Help program updated for start-up

 

6.0AB - 11 Apr 2022 (File Version 6.0.0.102)

Added White on Blue Menu highlights with mouse movement

<Enter> on main form will do Monte Carlo, even if Monte Carlo is not on the visible tab

Options on Setup, Main Display Options

- Big/Small icons

- Select tab with mouseover

- Data grid edit Keyboard/Menu

- Windows OSK (On Screen Keyboard) for text editing

- Menu bar size Normal or 1 line

- Options on Big Plot (Was on Setup menu)

- Show Y value on Data grid (Was on Setup menu)

Reviewed Font names/sizes, Aligned font on main tabs.

Results window can be resized

Updated yellow highlight feature

Changed default start to full screen.  (Change in Setup, Start/Lock)

Common File Open/Close Routine

Updated Monte Carlo Parameter selection for mixtures

Improved Likelihood Contours

 

6.0AA - 31 Dec 2021 (File Version 6.0.0.101) 

This is a major upgrade which includes:

Overall Program:

Improved touch-screen usage with common large icon interface and large scroll bars

 - Menu scrolling with mouse wheel, touch/drag, or arrow keys

Number input includes on-screen number pad

Integration of SSW/SSV/SSY/SmithDice/HPGL2WMF/YBMacro into one core program.

Menu forms remember last screen and location

Updated Playtime with new cases

Software Functions/Features

New Missing Data Estimate

New Library Features

New Logbook to store notes and results

New Report Form for tables of data output, rather than overwriting plot.

Improved MLE t0 calculations

New Path of Steepest Ascent algorithm for Mixture analysis

New Inspect Option #1 for Mixture Analysis

Improved Mixture analysis/choices in SSW

Combine data sets for overall reliability

Updated r^2 calculation for Weibayes plots

SuperSMITH Key for Full/Demo/Student use.

Special Instructor features for class use.

Increased points for contour plots

Help file shows current screen resolution

Plotting: Common plot layout in all 3 programs

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SuperSMITH(R) 5.0 and Earlier Revision History

>>> For SS Weibull (for SSV and SSY, Scroll Down Further):

'5.0DT - 23 Dec 2021 (File Version 5.0.0.420)

' Abernethy Risk: Risk Analysis Types "Standard" & "RBA1 Occurrence" now close for single installation equipment [Propst, B.]

 

'5.0DS - 28 Oct 2021 (File Version 5.0.0.419)

'METHOD/INPUT: Expanded 'Insp1' solution for rr Weibayes [T. Marquart]

'HELP FILE: Updated large Icons, added Screen Resolution, Windows 11 detection

 

'5.0DR - 04 May 2021 (File Version 5.0.0.418)

'LABEL Y-AXIS: Transposing for Side-By-Side label senses all colors in font

'COMMON BETA: Revised code to account for unsolved slope (=0) [Marquart]

'CONTOURS WITH UNSOLVED DATA SETS: Improved labels on SSV plot [Marquart]

'HELP FILE: Updated Large Icons

'SMITHDICE: Improved Language dropdown

 

'5.0DQ - 12 Oct 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.417)

'Distribution Analysis: Added "3P=NO For Discovery Data" for Weibull 3P with Discovery in data set

'Confidence Menu: Show Option "P..." as comment only (no "P") if method <> lr

'Dice Program: Added YB_Math module for virus tolerance

'Language files in subroutine rather than separate files

'HELP FILE: Added Acronym list to help file

'HELP FILE: Large Icon format for tablets

'HELP FILE: <Shift><F3> to find previous item on page

'HELP FILE: Font Size now applies to Help text as well as directory tree

 

'5.0DP -25 May 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.416)

'Color Choices: Expanded/Improved selection

'Added Language options to SuperSMTH(R) Dice

'HELP File: Added file Size to in System File Check

'Setup1.exe Modification to address "Invalid Line in Setup Information File" on certain computer configurations.

 

'5.0D0 - Skipped

 

'5.0DN -06 Apr 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.414)

'Update of Language Files

 

'5.0DM - 30 Mar 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.413)

'Assurance: Improved curve placement for Gumbel Upper using fm confidence

'Chi-Squared Solution: Now handles up to 32000 degrees of freedom, esp. for Abernethy Risk (R. Schop)

'New Program: Added SuperSMITH(R) Dice access

 

'5.0DL - 20 Jan 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.412)

'Print Setup Delay: Removed beginning delay for printer access

'Distribution Analysis: Only asks to change to 'optimum' if large data set

'File Input: Limited mle unbiasing method to appropriate for specified model

HELP File: Renamed "Product Information" to "Product Information & Benchmarking"

HELP File: Added list format to the Benchmarking Section

HELP File: Added SW version verification notes in Benchmarking Section

 

'5.0DK - 07 Oct 2019 (File Version 5.0.0.411)

'3D Plot: Made input change icon more robust for new changes selected in menu

'Automatic Point Quantity Merge: Changed logic for better use of absolute value (A. Jochimczyk)

'Method/Input: Activated menu item H for current equations

'Distribution Analysis: Clarified likelihood results

HELP File: Renamed "File" menu item to "Home"

HELP File: Added Home/System Files Check menu item to check system files

HELP File: Added Home/Find SS Files menu item to search for program and data directories

HELP File: Modified Search so words like "probit" will show definitions/icons before the flow chart

 

'5.0DJ - 21 Jan 2019 (File Version 5.0.0.410)

'Mixture/Batch Detect: Added option to change detect % (R. Schop)

'MLE Update Improved: Ref: SAE Class 11 DEC 2018

'Ssmple / Special Data Sets: Changed AIAG menu item letters from A-F to R-W

'Set Comparison: LR Test improved for Normal and LogNormal

'Splash Screen and About: Changed "LLC" to "(TM)" and added new logo image

 

'5.0DI - Skipped for disambiguation

 

'5.0DH - 24 Aug 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.408)

'Demonstrate/Sample Menu: Bypassed compiler issue with error checking routine

'Demonstrate/Sample Menu: Improved logic for menu interaction

'3-Parameter Weibull: Removed nuisance message about special curve type

'Plot: Distribution abbreviation improved for Gumbel

 

'5.0DG - 05 JUN 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.407)

'Drop-Down Menus: Matched cursor with highlight

'Grid Menus: Replaced checkboxes with asterisks for future larger formatting

'Right Mouse-Button: De-activated exit question

'Number Entry Box: Increased size in preparation for new bigger icons, etc.

'3D Likelihood Plot: Added solution parameter values if only one data set

'3D Likelihood Plot: Reinstated function of Exit icon

'Additional Uncertainty: Improved consistency of lower bound adjustment

'Abernethy Risk: Planned Suspension calculation improved: (R. Unkle & colleague)

'Demonstration / Sample: Limited display for input parameters to active model

'Distribution Analysis: 3P Weibull change to 2P Weibull clears all t0

 

'5.0DF - 7 APR 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.406)

'About/Opening Screen: Improved language translation

'DEMO: Added "Paste" icon for DEMO to FULL Special Name input

'DEMO: Removed Change From Full To DEMO

'Former Results: Added unique file names to avoid filename "collision"

'Languages: Added new words for About / Opening screen

'Abernethy Risk: Mixture model input improved for accuracy

'BPR: Added flags for XI% display and TL$ display

'BPR: Made XI% and TL$ available only with unlocking password in DEMO

'DEMO: Modified allowable test planning inputs

'DEMO: Modified optimum replacement inputs

'Normal/Lognormal mle: Re-instated solution for occurrences only

'Simulation Display: Added "prr%" option for Fit Comparison + Display

 

'5.0DE --03 MAR 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.405)

'Calculator: Added "H...Gaussian (Normal)" option

'Code: Changed subroutines starting "wpgage", etc. to "ParamBoxSSW_P", etc.

'Data Identification on Plot: Added to on-plot zoom capability (per T. Marquart)

'Display: Added plotting indication in header for large slow-loading data sets

'DEMO version: idemodatareal% changed to idemodatachange%

'DEMO version: Data altering includes input Y-Values

'Error Checking: Added to routines accessed with Form2.Picture1 (the plot)

'Former Results: Assigned top of image as first location of main results

'Language: Added "Home" to translatable words

'Output: Save Parameter Only To Clipboard enhanced to add Marker Line values

'Output: Save Parameter Only To Clipboard added to Visual for Crow/AMSAA values

'BPR: Added 'Wilkins Modified' type

'BPR: Added option for TL$ on plot

'Confidence: Added message to delete Single Set Confidence Only for contour test

'Dimensions: Expanded maximum quantity of data sets to 16 (per T. Marquart)

'Goodness of Fit for AD: Clarified low value display

'mle-Interval Solution: Improved starting point and final results (per T. Marquart)

'mle Modified Solution: Added RBAjjm solution (per Juanjo Mindeguia)

'MC Special Simulation: Added RBAjjm method

'MC Special Simulation: Improved display of pAD% for results

'Optimum Replacement / Abernethy Risk: Added menu item "K...No Modified Options..."

'Sample/Simulate: Added method type Find Better Fit [FBF] vs. Precise Sample

'Sample/Simulate: Restored and clarified Sample-From-Sample capability

'Test - Wang Additional Time: Corrected result to reflect actual experience (per R. Unkle)

'Warranty Format Input: Revised import for easier handling of all data arrangements

 

'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

'Special Monte Carlo Simulation: Clarified Type descriptions

'Additional Probability Plot: Changed "S...Suspension Histogram" to "Y..."

'Additional Probability Plot: Added "S...Set Comparison"

'Analysis Drop-Down Menu: Added " / Comparison" to "Confidence"

'Data Import: Added capability for 2-Column input of Value and F/S (Failure/Suspension)

'Optimum Replacement: Added option to include time value of money

'Set Comparison: Added icon for this above Calculator and Confidence menus

'Set Merge with Confidence: No set merge without removal of confidence first

'Help file: Icon Map link for Fulton Risk (SSV) was pointing to Abernethy Risk (SSW)

 

'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 "Main" 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

'BPR 1-Click: Added XI% output option

'BPR Exit: Option N reinstates original plot style upon exit

'Message for zero slope: Clarified message for all distributions

'Method/Input: For Weibayes, only applicable methods rr and mle allowed (no rrs, no RBA)

'PFEV-Step-Stress: Removed issue with RBAmd adjustment for regression (per J. Sharp)

'Test Requirements: Added consideration of tzero time shift (per R. Unkle)

'Test Requirements: Added check for excessively large Beta value

'Weibayes Menu: Changed LFAIL option letter from "L" to "F"

'Weibayes Menu: Added option "L...Parameter Start Lock"

'Zoom: Removed option for 1:1 scaling except for Weibull model

 

'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

`3-Parameter Menu: Added "Standard" to "[rr]" for Method For t0 menu item

`3-Parameter Menu: Selection of "N...None" also resets search method to rr

`Confidence: Removed nuisance message for LR confidence

`Distr. Analysis: No longer uses pAD% for model selection

`Inspect Option #1: Removed percent sign from label

`Set Comparison: Clarified error message when dimension not enough for LR test

 

'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

'3D Likelihood Plot: Removed restriction for showing tooltip for Input Change icon

`Abernethy Risk: Improved robustness for Option Z fit with partial suspensions considered

`Label/Style Select: Can select Equation/Method box to get equation change

`Label/Style Select: Can select Equation/Method box to get method/input change

`Output Menu: Added "...Input For Value Only Text Output"

`Output Menu: Added "...Value Only Text Output to Clipboard"

`BATCH Operation: Added [nxxxx] option for clipboard output

 

'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

`Abernethy Risk: Improved robustness for Option Z fit with partial suspensions considered

 

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

`Updated Help file load routine to display help faster.

`Updated the silent install to suppress dialog boxes and status bars.

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

`Accelerated Testing: Added flag to .w file for confidence active or not

`BPR: Added "OK" icon for Select Process Reliability Point / Change Point On Plot

`Confidence: Improved likelihood ratio assurance calculation for lower percentages

`Confidence Recalc: Improved robustness for Gumbel and Normal point deletion

`Confidence Contour: Removed prompt for single or double (always double now)

`Goodness-of-Fit: Added "Automatic" selection (pve% for regression / pAD% for mle)

`Goodness-of-Fit: Clarified display of goodness of fit in report

`MouseWheel: 3-D Plot polarity changed for left side to match arrow buttons

`Plot: Removed nuisance Y-axis lines for extreme zoom

`Sample/Demonstrate: Resets Sample Type now from Sample-To-Sample to Monte Carlo after "New ... Clear Data"

 

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

`Added Nelson Recurrent Events, Crow-AMSAA, and Kaplan-Meier to Models in Help file

`Added note on ASTM C1239 to Methods in Help file

`Added graphs and tables for Normal and LogNormal in Methods in Help file

`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

`3D Plot: Increased locations within user interface for access

`Abernethy Risk: Added icon for Automatic Total Reset

`Abernethy Risk: Removed hang issue with Outside Interaction Correction

`Confidence: Added option to show parameter confidence limits on plot

`Confidence: Improved lr solution for negative data (Normal + Gumbel)

`Confidence Contour: Mitigated use of letter "X" in file (contour titles)

`Dice Icon: Added Sample-From-Sample to Sample Type for one or more sets

`Interaction: Added `Parameter Change To Present Plot Results` Option (D. Keisic)

`Naming: Changed lognormal parameter `MuAL` to `Med` for median

`Optimum Replacement: Added icon for Automatic Total Reset

`Plot Display: Improved automatic change for usage of negative data value

 

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

`Updates of ActiveX controls

`Updated Setup1.exe file for administrators to run a quiet install

`Added File Version number to the file properties (5.0.0.323)

`Added Help section on "Technical Notes" for Administrators

`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

`3D Plot: Enabled finger swipe (mouse click-drag) capability for figure rotation

`View Additional Probability Plot: Icon added to Plot/Report menu

`Report Goodness-of-Fit Description: Changed "Bad" to "Small"

`Report Goodness-of-Fit Description: Changed "Very Bad" to "Very Small"

`Report Goodness-of-Fit Description: Changed "Good" to "Big"

`Report Goodness-of-Fit Description: Changed "Very Good" to "Very Big"

 

'5.0CV -- 14 DEC 2015

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

`Inspect Option 1: Improved conversion from Standard Point-By-Point

`Method/Input: Added "1...Point-By-Point Inspect1 ..." menu item to "Fit Method..."

 

'5.0CU -- 03 DEC 2015

`Plotting: Improved plotting of confidence bounds with 3-parameter when Scale-As-Recorded

`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 (for server locations)

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

`Labels Above Tabs: Added for clarity

`Mouse Wheel: Capability added for data grid (by Carl Tarum)

`Mouse Wheel: Capability added for number input box (by Carl Tarum)

`Output Icon: Added to large plot display

`Removed nuisance display of the word "Select"

`Abernethy Risk: Improved forecast with Planned Suspensions

`Accel. Test / Step Load: Added item "K...Random # Start Lock ... "

`Confidence Menu: Changed item "V...Random # Start Lock ... " to item "K..."

`Data Conversion: Improved transform from Kaplan-Meier to Inspect Option #1

`Mixture: Improved storage/retrieval of data file

`Outlier Test: Improved with new routines to enhance accuracy

`Plot: New parameter box option for `n/s`(`o/s`) display with B- or X- or RC-Values

`Simulation: Added RBAmd, RBApb, RBAmu, and mleN-1 methods to Model Parameter Value

`Simulation: Changed Interaction counter to LONG type

`Simulation: Form header now displays Interaction counter value at intervals

`Sample: Improved MC sample generation for mixtures with suspensions

 

'5.0CT --- 2 MAY 2015

`Screen Resolution: Changed obvious screen resolution variables from INT to LONG type

`Outlier Calc: Changed calculation variables from INT to LONG type

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

`Marker Line: Revived implementation for existing fit

`Dimensions: Removed nuisance shut-down when downsizing at minimum

`Risk & Optimum-Replacement: Fixed table display where there was no space between #`s

 

'5.0CS - 17 APR 2015

`Number Display: Removed error display issue with number display format (per A. Jochimczyk)

`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

`3D Likelihood Plot: Added icon to menus with Z...3D Likelihood Plot option

`Method/Input: Added Z...3D Likelihood Plot to menu options

`Sample/Demonstrate: Changed parameter entry to expand input options

`Sample/Demonstrate: Menu reorganized for better mixture options

 

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

 

5.0CQ - 19 Jan 2015

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

`Parameter Box: Improved number display (Alfred Jochimczyk)

`Parameter Box: New option to show Fit Comparison with Display of B-value, X-value, or RC-value (Alfred Jochimczyk)

`mle-Interval Solution: Adjusted step-to-step change ratio to improve solution (Takushi Kitano)

`mle-Interval Solution: Improved for lognormal, when initial SigF ("beta#") is too low

`Method/Input: Added "T..." option to menu for tracking solution path

`Report: Removed non-relevant "-9E+30" text line from Marker Line report

 

5.0CQ - 19 Jan 2015

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

`Parameter Box: Improved number display (Alfred Jochimczyk)

`Parameter Box: New option to show Fit Comparison with Display of B-value, X-value, or RC-value (Alfred Jochimczyk)

`mle-Interval Solution: Adjusted step-to-step change ratio to improve solution (Takushi Kitano)

`mle-Interval Solution: Improved for lognormal, when initial SigF ("beta#") is too low

`Method/Input: Added "T..." option to menu for tracking solution path

`Report: Removed non-relevant "-9E+30" text line from Marker Line report

 

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

`BPR: Re-instated "Exit" icon for change point edit on plot

`Calculator/Chi^2: Added [Chi^2(2D)]/2D where "D" (or "N") = degrees of freedom

`Calculator: Expanded menu items for improved output choices

`Equation Label: Added "3" on end when using Lognormal 3-parameter

`Quality Limit Comparison: Rearranged menu for future addition of Cpk

`Report: ln likelihood display for Reduced Bias Adjustment (RBA) now matches with Precise Reading

`Distribution Select: Changed "Y...Weibayes" to "U...Weibayes"

`Distribution Select: Added "Y...Ybath(TM)"

`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"

`Installation: Program Setup1 now checks and uninstalls prior installation

`Installation: Program Setup1 now will prompt to copy data files

 

5.0CN - 14 May 2014

`BPR: Added "lock-out" messages for other options when BPR is active

`BPR: Clarified plot display options for both BPR% and Eff%

`BPR: Settings for plot persist upon exit from BPR menu when "Plot Format For Exit = BPR"

`Data Wizard: Restored complete operation of Edit Special

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

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

`Plot/Report: Menu item "Q...B-Value[%] Select" changed to "Q...List Select For Report"

`Precise Reading: Added option "P...Marker Point On Plot For B-Value Or X-Value"

`Zoom: In option E, added Marker Point At B-Value and Marker Point At X-Value

`Made Revision History a main topic on help file

 

5.0CM - 25 Mar 2014

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

`Former Results: Added capability to overlay with Active Results

`Abernethy Risk: Improved forecast for Planned Replacement w/ 100% Occurrence Correction (for George Guarassi)

`Abernethy Risk: Improved forecast for Planned Suspension w/ small failure probability (for George Guarassi)

`BPR/Options For 1-Click Analysis: Added Option "P...BPR Parameter On Plot = Eff% or pve%"

`BPR/Zoom: Added menu item "R...Range For Linear Scale Zoom

`Precise Reading: Added menu item "0...Back To Parameter Select" to 2nd Menu

 

5.0CL - 20 Jan 2014

`Data Grid: Point label editing is now allowed when Y-Value Display is active

 

5.0CK - 02 JAN 2014

`Chi^2 routine: Nuisance Iteration messages removed

`Edit Special: Changed sub-menu item D . . . to sub-menu item F . . .

`Set Comparison: Improved LR test results display with some data sets hidden (hidden = not considered)

 

5.0CJ - 04 Dec 2013

`Precise reading: qtyoccrinput#() redimensioned to at least 25

`Inspect Option 1: Corrected occurrence quantity for sets after a deleted set (per A. Jochimczyk)

 

5.0CI - Skipped for clarity in version numbering

 

5.0CH - 04 Nov 2013

`BPR Sensitivity: Added Eta value display in results (per Jose Wilkins)

`BPR Sensitivity: Added "Add Line On Plot" button to slider form

`BPR 1-Click: Removed option "L" nameplate line fitting unless batch processing (per Jose Wilkins)

`Files: Pop-up message added when bringing SSV file into SSW

`Inspect Option 1: Locked out only one occurrence grid entry (per Ronald Schop)

`Plot Return: Improved plot return after adding marker points or data points

 

5.0CG - 03 Sep 2013

`Change ccc in best practice guide to PVE above 10%

`Executable Name: Changed "ybath.exe" to "smithy.exe"

`Interval MLE: Improved `discovery` sequence positioning (Todd Marquart)

`Probit 3 Grouped Data: Decreasing sample size now okay

`Report: Added clearer wording for goodness-of-fit measure (pve% and pAD%)

`Set Comparison: Clarified contour plot title for one occurrence in data set (John Smith III)

`Set Comparison: Added clearer wording for amount of difference (pff-value)

`Variable Usage Rate Input: Now allows "..." symbol for input

`Vertical Scale Type: Added parts for each 1000 ("/K") for occurrence and reliability (Dennis Keisic)

`YBath(TM) from SSW: Improved cancel of search for output file

`Added SmithHlp compatibility for Microsoft kb 187553

 

5.0CF - 22 July 2013

`Batch Run (-7 switch): Removed former B-values used from current call

`Goodness of Fit: Changed Modified Anderson-Darling abbreviation from "pA%" to "pAD%"

`Abernethy Risk: Added capability for hand entry of mixture solution

`PFEV Step Load: Added type of fit method selected to output display

`PFEV Step Load: Added to menu H...Weibull Fit for method selection

`PFEV Step Load: Added to menu Y...View/Save XY Data or Function

`Improved Search in help file (Jumps to found text on page)

`Help topic now expands with single click

`Added Help Index

 

5.0CE - 13 Jun 2013

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

`Batch Processing: Added -6... switch for B-values(X-values,RC-values) on plot

`Batch Processing: Added -7... switch for B-values(No X-values, No RC-values) in report

`Batch Processing: Added -8N and -8P switches for whether negative values are allowed

`Batch Processing: Removed alphanumeric letter options A,B,C,W for -iX switch

`Batch Processing: Added alphanumeric letter options A,B,C,W to new -jX switch

`Data Input: Now allows input of ">0<#" input for a discovery (converts to discovery)

 

5.0CD - 23 Feb 2013

`Improved YBath compatibility

 

5.0CC - 22 Feb 2013

`Help file: New algorithm improves speed. Fixed non-US functionality issues.

 

5.0CB - 22 Jan 2013

`BPR: Reinstated fit line and marker line tracking when files are merged (for Paul Barringer)

`Dimensions: Removed cause of nuisance subscript message (for Juanjo Mindeguia)

`Mixture [BATCH] Detect: Changed threshold for Comparison #3 from 90% to 60% (For Ronald Schop)

`Mixture [BATCH] Detect: Changed wording of `Results` to `Estimate` (for Ronald Schop)

`Mixture [BATCH] Detect: Removed automatic beginning BATCH check for every data set

`Risk-Abernethy: Improved Planned Suspension for large removal quantities

`Risk-Abernethy: Renewal + Planned-Suspension allowed at same time (for Claudio Ligorio)

`Test Requirements: Probability Of Acceptable Results more robust for large `r` ratio

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

`Language: Improved robustness of Eta, Beta, t0, and Mtbf naming

`SSHelp program updated for other regions

 

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

`Abernethy Risk: Now bypasses additional replacement when planned replacement is active

`Abernethy Risk: Increased robustness of warranty limit calculation to allow zero aging

`BATCH Processing: Added -4x switch for Plotting Position Type (rr, br, mr, hr, nr, kr)

`BATCH Processing: Added -5x switch for Data Display Type (n/s, o/s)

`Barringer Process Reliability (BPR): Upgraded Zoom option F and removed Zoom option G

`Grid Label Box: Added designation of "Y-Value" when Y-Value display selected

`Gumbel Distribution: Clarified error message for meaning of Negative Value

`Menus: Added more option boxes for menu items

`PFEV(Step-Stress): Improved import of step-stress sequence

`PFEV(Step-Stress): Locked out alternate solution for B-Value

`Test Requirements: Streamlined input/output code

`Test Requirements: Put Test Type into Menu heading

`Help file now attempts to display damaged help file instead of stopping.

 

5.0C - 20 Sep 2012

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

`Data Grid Display: Added option to show/hide Y-Values for Weibull program in Setup Menu

`Plot Display: Probability scale label text now does not change if importing SSV file

`Test Requirements: Re-instated solution for finding test item quantity given time and reliability

 

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

`Abernethy Risk: Added "Now" to Present Risk terminology

`Abernethy Risk: Improved Robustness for extremely large suspension values

`File Load: Automatic recalculate activated for non-FF files

`Goodness-of-Fit: Added option to hide when using regression for Weibayes-type solution

`Goodness-of-Fit: Added "O" in front of fit label if correlation is only for linear data trend on scaling

`Label Save: Improved robustness

`Likelihood Solution: Added logic in derivative estimation to improve robustness

`Plot Label Characters: The ",", the "X", and the space " " are now coded for temporary file save

`Test Requirements: Improved additional usage section ("Fulton" and "Wang")

`Goodness-of-Fit: Added "O" in front of fit label if correlation is only for linear data trend on scaling

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

 

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

`Risk (Abernethy): Changed number separator (delimiter) from "," to ";" for easier use in Europe (per R. Schop)

 

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

`Confidence Menu: Changed "S...Single Set..." to "I...Single Set..."

`Confidence Menu: Added "S...Set Comparison / Difference Indication

`Export: Improved output for Data List To Clipboard

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

`Former Results: Green checkmark now activates

`Interaction (MC): Added information about decreasing error to output

`Mixture SSW: Automated recalculation for new method selection

`Mixture SSW Batch Indication: Removed adjustment to mle slope

`Set Comparison: Added more "Additional" information in report

`Setup Start-Lock: Moved menu items "G", "H", and "L" inside Zoom / Hide Options item

`Three-Parameter (t0): Added start-lock for scale type (AR / NAR) in Setup

 

5.0BW - 7 Apr 2012

`Data Import: Improved import of text files

`File Input: Added automatic report analysis of multiple data sets (per Todd Marquart)

`Goodness-Of-Fit: Anderson-Darling pA% added to report for mle (when active)

`Method/Input: Reinstated `Inspect Option 1` method to remain selected after initial choice

 

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

`Big Occurrence Sets: Replaced slow calculation loop with faster `no-loop` algorithm

`Big Occurrence Sets: Automatic change to Inspect1 method

`Calculator/Remaining-Life: Added measuring `units` label to input/output items in menu

`Interaction(Calculator/Demonstrate): Activated item V...View Interaction Plot With SSV

`Interaction(Calculator/Demonstrate): Enhanced item V to show PDF limits (when limited)

`Confidence Menu: Changed "Special Confidence Curve" to "Confidence Special Curve"

`Confidence Menu: Improved dialogue box terminology

`Likelihood Ratio: Contours and LR Test locked out when 3-parameter (t0) is active

`Risk: Increased detail of `units` description for Abernethy Additional output

 

5.0BU - 23 Dec 2011

`Warranty Import: Modified data paste import algorithm to allow all zeroes in top row

`Warranty Import: Modified data file import algorithm to ignore labels in top row

`Weibayes Calculation: Reverted to allowing confidence for single occurrence data sets

 

5.0BT - 13 Dec 2011

`Abernethy Risk: Improved result after deletion of Planned Suspension

`Chi-Squared Function: Improved accuracy with routines by Carl Tarum

 

5.0BS - Skipped

 

5.0BR - 30 Nov 2011

`Abernethy Risk: Time adjustment for warranty limit with output intervals less than months (per R. Schop)

`Test Planning: Clarified Test Requirement menu wording for items D and E

`Three Parameter Weibull: Restriction added for t0 solution with discovery-type data values

`Weibayes Eta: Removed conficting option for mmle (requested by N. Mihaylov)

 

5.0BQ - 25 Oct 2011

`Abernethy Risk: Improved extended range calculation for Planned Suspensions [req. by Charlie Bonnen]

`Automatic Data Files Load: Removed to avoid nuisance error message [Carl Tarum]

`PFEV Common Slope: Improved clarity of output for sparse data

`Probability Plot: Changed display of interval data when multiple [req. by Todd Marquart]

`Quality Limit Comparison (6-Sigma): Improved output for Cpk values up to 2.75 [req. by Dennis Keisic]

 

5.0BP - 15 Oct 2011

`Abernethy Risk: Improved results for 100% Occurrence Correction

`Demonstrate/Sample: Added type I suspension capability for single set simulation

`HELP File Access: <F1> key accesses custom HELP file

`HELP File Search: "Eta" and "Beta" and other distribution parameters added

`Information Display: "Big" information display expanded and readability improved

`Message For No Tools: Clarified explanation for no Tools availability in special circumstances

`Network Operation: Improved installation plus file storage/retrieval on network drives

`PFEV: Extrapolation allowed for S/N Curve

`Special Characters - Not For Text: `{` and `}` characters reserved for batch processing

`Weibayes Beta Same Each Set: Improved Robustness

`Weibayes Eta (for all distributions): Removed confidence calculation from pure mle solution

`Weibull Library: Added option for Failure Mechanism causes per Dan Daley

 

5.0BN - 1 Jul 2011

`Abernethy Risk: Removed input data adjustment ... 3-parameter results improved [for FAA]

`Abernethy Risk: Removed RBA adjustment for grouped data (overestimates present risk)

`BPR: New Option "L" automatically fits Nameplate Line through any % point

 

5.0BM - 28 Jun 2011

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

`Data Grid: Improved Data Wizard selection range

`MLE Solution: Improved robustness for interval mle

 

5.0BL - 1 Jun 2011

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

`Batch Detection: Simplified 3rd (automatic) test to a non-parametric comparison

`MLE Solution: Restored a former solution process for more robust solution

 

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

Additional SuperSMITH(TM): Added (for 1 data set or more) V...View Additional Probability Plot ...

Batch Detect: Added comparison #3 with likelihood ratio

Data Input: Clarified data entry type descriptions

Plot Display: Set label, n/s still shown when no analysis possible (1 occr w/ rr, etc.)(Marquart)

Weibayes Icon Menu: Defaults to 63.21206% confidence when no occurrences

 

5.0BH - 24 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

Abernethy Risk: Coordinated all variable sequence input menus

Abernethy Risk: Improved correlation between different output ranges

Abernethy Risk Menu: Clarified analysis units

Abernethy Risk: Calibrated present risk with/without future planned replacement

Test Planning: Extended to non-life situations (e.g. tests for sufficient elec. current per German Mojica, Aerocivil)

Three-parameter (t0) Solution: Added double precision for improved accuracy

Three-parameter (t0) Solution: Clarified input menu and selections

Weibayes Confidence for Zero Failures: Nominal estimate changed to median estimate

 

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

Abernethy Risk: Re-organized output display to make results clearer and more consistent

Abernethy Risk: Improved calculation for Scheduled (`hard`) Replacement

Abernethy Risk: Now tolerant to negative value entry for Production and Planned Suspension

Abernethy Risk: Improved risk solution for Weibull 3-parameter model

Abernethy Risk: Improved designation of time for 60 year forecast plot

Auto load: Improved automatic program start and file load for selection just from file list

PFEV Accel. Testing: Solution more robust for extraploation to New Variable Value

PFEV Accel. Testing: Reduced bias solution improved for Lognormal, Normal, and Gumble models

t0 Solution: Removed possibility for mle solution for t0 when using rr fit method

 

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)

Accelerated Testing: Made it easier to change between rr and mle solution types

Confidence Menu: Clarified both Fit Method and Fit Comparison entries

Confidence: Removed nuisance message for Assurance calculation

Confidence: Removed unecessary re-calculation for pv Monte Carlo confidence

Method/Input: Added menu item V...Value Start [VS] Input For Parameter [mle Only]

Plot: Removed indication of "No (/ Select)" for confidence if no confidence selected

Report: Clarified indication of solution parameters

 

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

Analysis: Improved robustness of display for very small samples

File Name: Removed file name retension if sample data is activated

Mixture Menu: Clarified partial % affected (BATCH) Y-Scale selection

Plot Size: Restricted to fit closer to data (w/ and w/o suspensions)

Test Requirement Menu (Initial): Clicking on checkmark now goes to standard menu

Weibayes (Equation Menu): Expanded to Weibull 3P and Lognormal distributions

Zoom (Line Intersection): More robust for Gumbel distribution

 

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

Abernethy Risk: Clarified the terminology used for the menu selections

Abernethy Risk: Added 100% Occurrence Correction for New Renewal / Production Item

Calculator/Confidence: Improved sample size estimate for likelihood ratio test of difference

Confidence: Added W...Dimension [d.o.f.] For Likelihood Ratio Method to menu

Confidence: Adjusted the Justified Likelihood Function (JLF) for milder contour adjustment

Display of Suspensions: Improved for Gumbel, Normal

Method: Improved likelihood solution robustness for Gumbel and Normal with suspensions

Test Requirements: Added option for test type ... time-based or value-based

Test Requirements: Clarified menu options

Test Requirements: Improved test menu for Gumbel+ distribution

Test Requirements: Added option R...r ... Ratio Estimate Of (Life Capability) / (Life Goal)

 

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

3D Likelihood Plot: Added Button for Change Type (View Location or Function Location)

Data Input: Suspension entry more robust with respect to subsequent export

Gumbel: Improved mle solution for data sets with large suspension quantities

Gumbel Upper: Improved 3D Likelihood Plot for this distribution

Lognormal: Streamlined mle solution for data sets with suspensions

Mixture: Added Batch Detection requirement for minimum 20 occurrences and 20 suspensions

Mixture: Added Batch Detection direct link to View Additional Plot requested by Ronald Schop

Probit: Confidence limits on parameters added for beta-binomial confidence -- mean(lo,hi) not showing for regr

Sample: Clarified menu for type of suspensions in sample data sets

Weibayes: Clarified selection and display of which method (rr or mle) used for solution

 

 

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)

3D Likelihood Plot: Duplicated option in Plot/Report choices (also in Precise Reading)

Batch Detection: Added to Mixture Analysis Options (requested by Ronald Schop)

Calculator: Added choice for contour test to Set Comparison / Difference Indication

Data Entry: More robust for single occurrence data sets

Dimensions: More robust for Monte Carlo simulation

Marker Line: Improved selection of line and limited quantity of marker lines to 12

PFEV(Step): Set # displayed when entering step/stress sequence

Set Comparison: Improved analysis for very small data sets

Weibayes Menu: Added Weibayes Report selection to show Input and Output of analysis

Ybath(TM) Activation: Clarified exit process at top of SSW program when Ybath is active

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

BPR Menu: Total Production Sensitivity calculation improved

BPR 1-Click Automatic Fit: Improved identification of selected points by % input

BPR 1-Click Automatic Fit: Warning added when dimension change needed to add marker line

Confidence Menu: Okay button (checkmark) now produces same as A...Activate in menu

Interval-MLE: Improved robustness for interval-only data without much data-to-data variability

Label Edit Parameter Box: Removed option to show Mu and Sig on Plot for Weibull and Gumbel

PFEV: Improved label for line at new value(s)

PFEV: Improved standard error calculation

PFEV-Step-Stress: Improved ease of entry for step-stress sequence

PFEV-Step-Stress: Improved plot of line fornew values(s) of engineering variable(s)

PFEV-Step-Stress: Improved response to data change

Precise Reading: Enabled reading of marker lines 2 and above especially for PFEV

Rank Table and B-Value List: Improved display of values close to 1

Sample/Simulate: Improved robustness of MC sample results storage

Test Requirements: Simplified menu, added notes, and clarified menu items

Test Requirements: Expanded possible range of values entered for B-Value % and Reliability

Test Requirements: Improved accuracy of calculation for non-Weibull test planning

 

5.0B - 28 May 2009

BPR: Added menu option for Total Production Sensitivity ... Estimate For Input Change

BPR: Removed menu option for Total Production Display ... now always displayed

BPR: Added Nameplate Production and Production Effectiveness to output

Demonstrate/Sample: Improved robustness and organization of Special MonteCarlo Simulation

Demonstrate/Sample: Special MonteCarlo (MPV-Type) now includes median results

Demonstrate/Sample: Special MonteCarlo (MPV-Type) output options expanded

File Load: Increased robustness for loading with small set quantity

Method: Added Reduced Bias Adjustment Median+ (RBApb) from Paul Barringer

Method RBApb for Beta: Adjusted C4 power from 3.5 to 3.52 per Paul Barringer MC Results

Method RBApb for Eta: Added C4 power of -0.217 per Paul Barringer MC results

 

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

Batch: Improved BPR automatic analysis

BPR: Added pve% (goodness of fit) for fit of selected points

BPR: Moved BPR icon to main screen and removed from Mixture section

BPR: Analysis expanded to 12 sets at a time (if no Nameplate analysis)

BPR: Added 1-Click analysis capability

Label Edit: Added symbol icon for edit of point symbols

Mixture Menu: Simplified and implemented numbers for activation selections

Normal Distribution: Switched to more precise calculation routine from Carl Tarum

Solution: Removed indication of solution for 1 data value if no slope given

Zoom: Added value display for vertical-scale cursor location during marker point addition

 

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

Batch Processing: Added BPR solution with -2_X_Y_Z inputs on command line and [Bx] outputs

BPR: Automatic solution for reliability point improved by solving at last crossing point

BPR: Color of BPR confidence line can be linked to data set color

BPR Zoom: Added option to hide standard set labels, only showing line labels

BPR Zoom: Added option to put all text analysis results simultaneously into clipboard

Data Grid: Switched to VB6 for programming and new MSFlexGrid for grid object

Dimensions: Expanded marker line quantity to 24 maximum (minus active data set quantity)

PFEV: Improved display of fit line for suspension-only data set when common slope used

Test Planning: Added option for Sudden Death Test Time (% Of Full)

 

5.0AW - 6 Dec 2008

Goodness-of-fit (g.o.f): Added column to plot parameter box when using mle for fit & AD g.o.f

BPR: Added visibility of std. dev. in parameter box (but only when in BPR menu)

BPR: Added designation of parameter box location in BPR zoom menu

BPR: Default now is 8.3 of top points for nameplate line Option K fit

BPR: Default now is 25 for Beta for nameplate line Option K fit

 

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

BPR: Added fit line thickness option for BPR Zoom

BPR: Removed reliability-from-confidence in Production Line options (already in Change Point)

BPR: Added visibility of calculated reliability in parameter box (but only when in BPR menu)

Dimensions: Maximum data set quantity on same plot increased to 12

Dimensions: Maximum marker line quantity is now compliment of data set quantity (up to 20)

PFEV: Immediate update of analysis for standard PFEV when fit method is changed

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

Abernethy Risk: Changed nomenclature for upper / lower bounds in menu and output

BPR: Added % of upper data fit for production line

BPR: Added % of upper data fit for nameplate line

BPR: Added option to find reliability by intersection between data and production line lower bound

Confidence Menu: Clarified options

Interval-MLE: Note added for changing to/from discoveries/intervals on automatic data sequence change

Label Input: SSV Y-Axis no longer over-writes existing SSW label

Partial % Affected (3P): Minimum allowable % affected (batch) based on highest occurrence plot position

Point Representation: More robust for suspension display when 1st point is a suspension

PFEV Menu: Clarified options

Step Stress: Marker Line label clarified when B-Value parameter previously selected for regular PFEV

Vertical Plotting Position: Removed extra adjustment for Bernards approximation for a 1-point plot

Vertical Plotting Position: Removed extra adjustment for binomial method

Vertical Plotting Position: Improved location of supension points (when shown) for frequency table input

 

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

Accelerated Test (Fit): More robust for data sets with only suspensions

Accelerated Test (Plot Line At New ... Value): Default engineering variable is last entry

Confidence: Initializes all X-Values to avoid nuisance misplot due to previous use of different method

PVE% and CCC: No longer quantity-adjusted for Probit2 and Probit3, while Kaplan-Meier still adjusted

Risk: Improved display for Abernethy Additional Estimates when RBA1 method is selected

Step-Stress: Improved wording about single-load solution naturally giving lower slope than multi-load data

 

5.0AS - 8 Aug 2008

Start Lock: Now includes Point Symbol Type

 

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(TM), 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

Abernethy Risk: Enabled 0...None / Reset entry for Planned Suspension Expected

Abernethy Risk: Table output for SSW plot coordinated with range selected

BPR: For Nameplate Line ... added input type I...Plot Point Fit With Upper Data Point (simplified version of H)

BPR: For Nameplate Line ... added input type J...Plot Point Fit With Additional Upper Point on Production Line

Confidence: Message improved about method mismatch between lr confidence and rr fit

Distribution Analysis: Improved presentation of comparison method [req. by Anthony Cerra, FAA N.E.]

Input: Improved robustness for suspension data pasted from clipboard and method changed from standard to interval-mle

Plot Vertical Axis: Value-label zig-zag pattern (for readability) more stable

 

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 -1_E_X_Y option to create a marker line, E=Equations, X=Location, Y=Scale

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

Risk (Abernethy): Discovery and interval type probability also doubled for RBA present risk

Risk (Abernethy): Method expanded to handle data values significantly higher than median

 

5.0AP - 5 Mar 2008

Abernethy Risk: Added Abernethy Additional Estimates for MTBF, RATE, AVAL, and T-vs-O

Calculator: Changed MTTF to MTBF for Option Q...With Planned Renewal

Confidence (lr): Removed nuisance subscript out of bounds indication

Data Import: Made probit method more robust to single column data entry

Rank Table: Automatically rounds up/down to closest significant figure

Setup: Changed name of option T...Anaysis Distribution Equations to E...Distribution Equations

T-zero Solution: Option M...Method For Finding t0 ... mle result now more robust

Weibayes: Solution line can be automatic even if there are no occurrences

 

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

Batch Processing: Added true report output format for Abernethy Risk and Optimum Replacement

Batch Processing: Improved confidence estimation and distribution analysis

Plot Y-Scale: Options to show fractions (Occur and Not Occur) instead of percent

Risk Outside Interaction Correction: Added percent-type input

Risk Production and Additional Usage / Test Time: Changed menu options A and B to C and K

Weibayes (Green Label): Re-instated regression solution option

Weibayes (Green Label): Regression through a single-data occurrence point added

Weibayes (Green Label): Added special regression solution (Y-vs-X)

Weibayes (Green Label): Added pure mle solution option as well as median mle solution

 

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

Calculator <Student Version>: Reinstated Chi^2

Data Import: Added Stacked-type format ... X-Value Point-Quantity Suspension-Type Point-Label

Data Wizard: Added Data Sorted By Point Label (for Stacked-type Import)

Distribution Analysis <Student Version>: Reinstated

Method/Input: Clarified menu choices

Method/Input <Student Version>: Removed K...Likelihood Ratio Minimum from menu choices to simplify

Method/Input <Student Version>: Reinstated pve% option for Regression Fit Comparison + Display Type

Plot/Report <Student Version>: Reinstated pve% option for Regression Fit Comparison + Display Type

Test Plan <Student Version>: Reinstated with 3 test items maximum and 1 allowable failure maximum

 

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

Batch Processing: Added option -g to set Regression Fit Comparison + Display Type (r^2, pve%, pA%)

Crow/AMSAA: Confidence selection saved in initialization file

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

Modified mle: Removed intermittent refusal to convert for lognormal

Three Parameter: Partial % Affected robustness improved for change of method

Weibull Library: Clarified activation choices menu items

Weibull Library: Added 1...Instantaneous Item Save

Weibull Library: Removed activation choices menu choice N (n/s always saved with item now)

Weibull Library: Combined activation choices menu choices T and U into one choice T

Weibull Library: Added choice N...None ... Reset / Clear for compatibility to other menus

Weibull Library: Added choice X...Exit for compatibility to other menus

Weibull Library: Changed item save menu choice Z to choice N for compatibility with other menus

 

5.0AK - 18 Aug 2007

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

Zoom: Improved location of intersection points for large suspension quantity

 

5.0AJ - 7 Aug 2007

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

 

5.0AI - 26 Jun 2007

Text File Import: Improved import with commas and spaces

Batch Processing: Can specify 3 parameter solution with 3 or 3AR after -e option on command line

Batch Processing: Can specify Weibayes analysis with -e option (method must be mle) with Beta input

Batch Processing: Can specify modified mle method with -m2(#) options ... # = 0, 1, 2, 3

Confidence Menu: Improved clarity and operation for MC trial size

Three-Parameter: Automated solution for early suspensions

Three-Parameter: No positive t-zero solution allowed if discoveries in data set

 

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

Confidence: Removed additional shift for Gumbel+ fm method

Confidence Contour: Added B-Value vs. Beta capability

Interval-MLE: Discovery type data counted for RBA solution

Marker Line: New option in menu (similar to Zoom item), Add Line By Plot (Click + Drag)

Set Comparison: Added capability for probit pff-Value

Set Comparison: Improved user-inteface and clarified terminology

Zoom: Changed terminology from Add-On-Plot to Add-By-Plot

 

5.0AG - 2 May 2007

Confidence (pv): Removed nuisance message about not enough data when suspensions are present

Dimensions: Default is now 10 sets x 2400 entries to start

 

5.0AF - 1 May 2007

BPR: Extended the total loss calculations to grouped data format (probit, KM)

Data Grid Entry: Removed nuisance restriction blocking change from suspension to occurrence

Confidence(pv): Removed nuisance repeat of dimension limit statement

LR Contours: Added FF lr test difference indication to plot title

Marker Line: Changed terminology to this instead of Only Line

Marker Point: Changed terminology to this instead of Special Point

Marker Line Point Entry: Negative for Gumbel & Normal now okay even when negative <> suspension

Present Risk (Now): Removed orginal method for calculation ... now only uses double failure effect

Weibull Library: Removed nuisance entry of -9.123E+32 upon cancel

Weibayes (Equation Label): Removed rr capability for solution for improved clarity in results

Weibayes (Icon): Added menu item for putting line on plot upon activation

 

5.0AE - 12 Apr 2007

Color Sequence: Revised default color sequence for points/lines

Input Data: Improved data type recognition

BPR: Extended the loss calculations to grouped data format

 

5.0AD - 2 Apr 2007

Results To Clipboard: Removed nuisance notification that output did occur

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

About Dialogue Box Display: Removed nuisance reset upon activation

Accelerated Test: Improved analysis for large suspension quantities

Calculator: Moved A...Anderson Darling to D... Anderson Darling

Confidence: Removed nuisance message for LR confidence on interval-mle data

Confidence: Improved smoothness of LR confidence for very small data sets

Export Results: Streamlined output for option F...Save Parameter Only To Clipboard

PFEV for Probabilistic Miners Rule: Moved R...Reset to N...New

PFEV: Removed lock-out of standard data plot confidence bounds

Risk Titles: Put Abernethy Risk first and then Quantity Expected

Test Requirement: Added Producer Risk and Consumer Risk to output

Test Requirement: Added Additional Item Test Time (per Julius Wang)

Test Requirement: Expanded and clarified display

Test Requirement: Swapped test requirement K and L choices to agree with handbook notation

Test Requirement: Added link to Life Remaining (from Calculator)

 

5.0AC - 3 Mar 2007

BPR: Improved handling of results for multiple data sets

PFEV: Changed Probabilistic S/N Curve to Probabilistic Miners Rule

Risk: Analysis Type now defaults to Standard (was Former)

Risk: Analysis Type RBA option removed

 

5.0AB - 21 Feb 2007

Data Entry: Update to ensure correct entry of occurrences and suspensions

Plot: Update for better line plotting near lower left axes point

 

5.0AA - 15 Feb 2007

Confidence: Added Likelihood Value Grid

Demonstrate/Sample: Removed nuisance program stoppage at parameter input

 

5.0A - 6 Feb 2007

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

Icons: New look for icons for better recognition

BPR: Zoom Select-On-Plot allows multiple resizing before returning to menu

Confidence: Improved robustness of new lr solution calculation for regression fit

Confidence: Improved accuracy of standard PFEV confidence using LR

Goodness-Of-Fit: Implemented Carl Tarums updates to Dr. Bobs CCC model

Goodness-Of-Fit: Updates to Dr. Bobs CCC model verified by Paul Barringer

Goodness-Of-Fit: Implemented Carl Tarums updates to Wes Fultons pve model

PFEV: Selection option for S/N scale orientation

PFEV: Simplification/separation of menu options

PFEV: Standard error for PFEV fit automatically shown in PFEV results

PFEV: Step-Stress parameter confidence expanded and improved

Sample/Simulate: Improved robustness of changing distributions

 

4.0WX - 14 Dec 2006

Mixture/BPR: Moved icon back to main screen

 

4.0WW - 10 Dec 2006

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

Abernethy Risk: Improved Next Expected Occurrence for RBA output

Data Type Display: Now using >< for interval symbol display

Data Type Display:Suspension display okay now for inspect option 1

Library Save: Moved Weibull Library icon to main screen

Method Change: Removed nuisance file message and replot of additional analysis data

Optimum Replacement and Risk: Removed nuisance output display with numbers too far apart

 

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

Accerated Test (PFEV): Improved capability for viewing B-Values on S/N Curves

Critical Correlation: Improved normal/lognormal values for N = 3 to 30

Data Import: Improved robustness of data input especially for warranty data

Setup: Weibull Library selections now have drop-down options (from text files)

Special Monte Carlo Simulation: Added MPV capability for t0, r/LL, B-Value-1, B-Value-2

Plot Display: Option for display of suspension and discovery data on plot

Plot Display: Improved display of Interval-MLE data on plot

Prr Display: Improved consistency of display for set delete

pve Adjustment for W2P: New pve values based upon latest research

Remaining Life Analysis: Added capability in Calculator section

 

4.0WU - 11 Jul 2006

Batch Processing: Report B-value list now as selected by user (saved in .INI file)

Calculator: Added Mixture Expected Occurrence Ratio to Interactions (Mode A vs. B)

Confidence: Pivotal MC confidence can save parameters as well as r and LL

Confidence: Random number start lock put in menu (not prompted each time)

Critical Correlation: Improved values for Weibull 2-parameter for N = 3 to 30

Demonstrate/Sample: Added Mixture Expected Occurrence Ratio to Interactions (Mode A vs. B)

Weibayes: Added capability for very large suspension quantities

 

4.0WT - 21 Jun 2006

Zoom: Clarified selection menu for At Value

BPR: Default quantity for Calculator Y-Scale value set to actual quantity

 

4.0WS - 14 Jun 2006

Selection Dialogue Box: Improved return to previous selection for <ESC> or Close

Zoom Dialogue Box: Clarified which entries not yet entered

 

4.0WR - 13 May 2006

Data Sort: Improved robustness for interval-mle type data

Equation Change: Removed nuisance mle modified message for normal distribution selection

Library Item Save: Clarified confidence output for parameters

Method/Input: Changed the default LRM to 50%

Method/Input: Clarified choices for normal distribution mle-modified

Method/Input: Improved robustness of automatic recalculation

Rank Table: Improved display of data type

Special Monte Carlo: Removed restriction that sample distribution = analysis distribution

 

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

Calculator: Added Anderson-Darling goodness of fit

Demonstrate/Sample: Special Monte Carlo simulation options added

Distribution Analysis: Added Anderson-Darling goodness of fit

Import: Warranty data transform improved for warranty limit

Method/Input: Added Likelihood Ratio Minimum for Distribution Analysis

Plot/Report: Added Anderson-Darling goodness of fit

Rank Table: Improved output to display plotting position values for suspensions

Risk Analysis: Improved robustness for production with planned replacement

 

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

Confidence: Clarified method part of menu

Method/Input: Clarified input data type selection

Normal/Gumbel Distributions: Negative value designation does not change if data present

Optimum Replacement: Added option to display lower cost output only for plot

Risk Analysis: Made output more robust forall distributions

Student Version: Removed access to WSV for Risk and Plot/Report options

Test/Additional Usage: Refined output when no production is present

Weibayes: Clarified message fo ricon ... Not For Grouped Or Interval Data

Ybath Results in WSW: Improved display of log likelihood for mle solution

Zoom: Scaling automatically includes single point datas (even with no fit line)

 

4.0WM - 27 Nov 2005

High Suspension Count: Improved consitency of calculation

Data Entry/Import: Automatic recognition of grouped data import (in FF format)

Data Entry/Import: Improved robustness of data acceptance

Prediction/Precise Reading: Improved consistency of high resolution display

 

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

Calculator: Removed H... and L... options to consolidate to I... option

Confidence: Improved probit confidence icon display

Data Import/Entry: Automatic option to change to interval-mle or grouped data

Data Type Display: New option for o/s (occurrence quantity/suspension quantity)

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

Method: Removed different modified mle results for Mixture, Distr. Analysis and Predict

Method: Clarified naming for fit method choices

Method: Reset standard rr fit to X-on-Y for Inspect Option #1

Only Line: Not deleted upon Weibull-2 to Weibull-3 change

PFEV: Improved beta confidence display and output

PFEV: Improved display of data and curve fit with WSV

PFEV: Improved storage/retrieval of step-stress results

PFEV: Improved robustness of step-stress results

PFEV: Only line for untested value shows fit type

PFEV: <ESC> key stops lengthy step-stress calculations

Predict: Added B-Value list and X-Value list outputs

Report: Improved tolerance to large Eta values

Risk: Added import capability for variable usage/production rate

Risk: Improved automatic conversion of variable usage/production rate

Risk: Added Outside Interaction Correction Ratio for helpful/detrimental seasonal effects

Sample: Added I...Interaction (like in calculator)

Test Requirements: Added U...Usage Time to Demonstrated Capability

Weibayes: Clarified confidence indication (WBm = Weibayes using modified mle, 0 = mle)

Weibayes: Removed "mle" from option title

Warranty Data Input: Warranty Limit for Input Ages (no failures/time after warranty)

 

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

Calculator: Mean to Eta conversion more tolerant to zero input

Confidence: pv method more robust

Interval mle: Solution for small data sets more robust

Predict: Return to predict menu from results upon <ESC> for only line

Library: Added menu options D,U,V to allow appending library items to output

Lock: Clarified lock for method, etc.

Method: Automatic Conversion of Probit data to Interval mle data improved

Method: Added G...Fit Type For mle Modified and removed dialogue box

Method: Added J...Input Type Inspect Sample to Sample = Difference or No Difference

Method: Interval MLE - now can select with standard data

Plot/Report: The n/s designation adjusted for Difference or No Difference in Grouped Data

Risk: Added RBA for forecast to address issue found by Paul Barringer

Risk: Added RBA1 for looking only at occurrence expectation

Risk: RBA adjustment now for both forecast and present

Risk and Optimum Replacement: Improved response to <ENTER> key for menu

Setup: Activate or Exit in menus goes back to start of Setup

Softcopy Total Report: Rank Table output limited to 300 points due to clipboard restrictions

Subroutine: Renamed "suspns" to "allptcount"

Suspension: Automatic ranking for same-valued suspensions and occurrences more robust

3-Parameter: Find-Optimum off response clarified

 

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

Accelerated Test: Added Y...View XY Data + Function With WSV

Batch Processing: Improved execution for -iX command

BPR: Changed BPR Zoom to special functions only with return to BPR

BPR: Precise reading on plot now returns to BPR

BPR: Added H...Start New Change Point List With Each Edit = Yes/No

BPR: Vertical label defaults to Reliability

Calculator: Made eta-to-mean calculation double precision for std. dev.

Confidence: LR contour display more consistent after data change

Confidence: LR contour save/view improved

Method Change: Added automatic conversion capability for probit-to-intv5(mle)

Mixture Analysis: Ybath activation changed ... added special menu

Optimum Replacement: Length-of-view and block-replacement saved with file

Regression: Y-on-X now standard for both Inspect Option#1 and Grouped

Regression: pve% display consistency enhanced

Small Data Sets: Clarified message about Weibayes and mle analysis

Sample/Demonstrate: Added early, late, and internal type suspensions

Warranty Import: Default method is now Inspect Option #1

 

4.0WH - 7 Apr 2004

Confidence: Added menu item for Save Contour/Simulation Data

Confidence: Removed Save Contour/Simulation Data prompt for pv and lr confidence

Confidence: Improved contour robustness for probit lr method

Precise Reading parameter select: Changed letters of basic options E,I,L to Q,R,Z to avoid conflict

BPR: Nameplate colors same as Production colors for Same As Data Set option

Equation Label: Added 3-Parameter Weibull

Sort: Improved for high starting data values to avoid nuisance Beta < 0 message

 

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

Zoom: Removed Point Symbol Automatic? prompt for Zoom reset

CCC and PVE%: Improved accuracy for large data sets and Inspect Option 1 (W2P & N/LN)

Plot/Analysis: Increased suspension quantity allowed

Risk: Added lower/all-affected options for Wauben suspension quantity adjustment

Weibull Library: Added memory for filename of single item save

Weibull Library: Added memory for titles of user-selected comment fields

Demonstrate/Simulate/Sample: Clarified sampling from mixture

Demonstrate/Simulate/Sample: 100% suspension sample okay

Method/Input: Improved clarity of menu selections

Confidence: Removed truncated message for pv (when low mc trial quantity selected)

Mixture Analysis: Improved fit type display for file save/load

 

4.0WF - 25 Jan 2004

Set comparison: Improved consistency of results for all fit methods

 

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

-Risk analysis: Added term Wauben Modified to option Z

-Risk analysis: Set selection does not reset automatically for option Z

-Data input: Automatic option to convert to interval-MLE

-Outlier test: Improved accuracy and clarified rewording of output

-MLE: Improved solution for Gumbel and lognormal

-Interval-MLE: Improved repeatability for value scale changes

-Interval-MLE: Improved sorting of duplicate values

-Test requirement: Allowed confidence input less than 50%

-Accelerated test: Automatic label edit for added data set

-Confidence: Added lr confidence and contours for probit data

-Confidence: Added indication of completion % for lr and pv

-Calculator: Added MTTF calculator for renewal

-Plot labels: Multi-line automatic word wrap for longer note on plot

 

4.0WD - 9 Nov 2003

- Setup file copy: Removed additional dialog box

- Set Comparison & Distribution Analysis: Improved ease of use for mle fit method

- Quantity expected: Added the word, expected, to appropriate menu entries

- Confidence: Improved pv confidence for mle fit method

 

4.0WC - 1 Nov 2003 

- Risk: Clarified change in forecast range effect on production/usage sequence

- MLE-Interval: Improved solution for large numbers

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

- Calculator: Added MTTF with renewal calculation (and inverse)

- PVE%: Improved display for file input with Inspect Option #1

- Sort: Robust system workaround to avoid register page fault for large data sets

- Parameter box: Added option to change location

- 3-parameter: Added upper limit options

 

 4.0WB - 20 Sep 2003

- Files: Changed default output format to HTML

- Files: Added data file format selection to Setup/File-Copy icon

- Files: Moved open/get/import merge/no-merge selection to Setup/File-Copy icon

- Files: Moved .tmp file retrieval to Setup/File-Copy icon

- Probabilistic S/N curve: Improved accuracy and ease-of-use

- Method/Input: Automatic conversion of point-by-point data to probit format

- Demonstrate/Sample: Revised probit and KM sampling

- Correlation: Revised probit and KM pve% calculation

- Likelihood: Improved calculation accuracy for probit data

- Confidence: Higher precision possible for pv/mc calculations

- Risk: Added option to adjust fit-line solution for suspension proportion effect

- Risk: Revised designation of planned replacement (A) and (F)

- Risk: Added percent affected to planned replacement

- Risk: Usage rate and production rate past 5 years more robust

- Risk: Clarified parameter and data set selections

- Data wizard: Added swap with quantity for x-value and y-value transform

- Hardcopy: Printing orientation change process clarified

 

4.0WA, 12 Jun 2003

- BPR plot: Improved color consistency for plot labels and parameter info

- 3D Likelihood plot: Added Help message

- Set comparison: Clarified output language

- Demonstrate/Sample menu: Clarified language

 

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

- CDF calculation: Improved robustness in tails

- Risk: Clipboard output more robust

 

4.0V, 28 May 2003

- Step-Stress: Removal of limits for p variable

 - Automatic data order comment: Only started in setup

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

- Weibull library: Added option to save library text line to clipboard

- Risk: Mixture equations used when mixture analysis is active

- Risk: Interval calculations improved for range > 60 months

- Risk: Clipboard text output now only sequential

- Risk: Clipboard text output for each month for range > 60 months

- Risk: (<>) after parameter display indicates mismatch for data set solution

- Risk: Improved results message for no suspension case

- Risk: Added L...Start Lock For New Analysis

- Risk: Added Z...Suspension Quantity For Analysis

- Risk: Menu item A is now Activate, item D combines parameter and data select

- Opt. repl.: Menu item A is now Activate, item D is parameter select

- Batch risk: Added present risk type, output range, and planned repl. type

- Mixture: Allows higher percentage of points for first mechanism (90%)

- Calculator: Allows beta > 1000 for eta/mean conversion and cv calc

- Method: Easier transition from Insp1 to RBAmd

- Point hide: Improved plot indication of method, confidence, fit, and data size

 

4.0UA, 19 Jan 2003

- Step-Stress: Removal of limits for p variable

 

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 Visual software

- Step-Stress: Improved accuracy and robustness of solution 

 

4.0T, 6 Dec 2002

- Additional WSV plots: Improved interface for lines-only plots

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

- Zoom: Added Point-Sequence to Plot Symbol Type

- Calculator: Increased upper limit of Beta to 1000 in mean-to-eta and eta-to-mean

- Barringer process reliability: Improved entry and retrieval of change points

- Risk: Added delay capability for start of new parameters for replacement parts

- Risk: Improved usage of new parameters for replacement parts

 

4.0SD - 19 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

- Zoom: Added interval mle calculation for partial % affected

- Barringer process reliability: Choice for production line color to track data color

- Report: Added coefficient of variation (Cv%)

- Calculator: Added coefficient of variation (Cv%)

- Risk: Improved output for small data sets and small usage rate

- Point-by-point vertical position: Added Blom and Kaplan-Meier

- Only line: Improved user-interface for line delete

- Confidence: Added automatic point-by-point method select (single set only)

 

4.0SC (Not Distributed)

 

4.0SB, 13 Sep 2002

- Setup: Added Weibull library icon

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

- Setup: Added line hide default choice to Start Lock

 

4.0SA, 20 Aug 2002

- Data grid: Improved data handling robustness for set delete

- WeiBayes icon: Default confidence set to 50%

- WeiBayes icon: Confidence level remains at last choice for session

 

4.0S, 30 Jul 2002

- Legend: Reinstated legend label to graph

- Additional uncertainty: Choice linked to file contents upon retrieval

- Confidence: Monte Carlo method robustness improved

- Confidence: Likelihood ratio method for small values improved

- Barringer Process Reliability(BPR): Removed fit line unhide after probit fit on graph

- BPR: Production line for each set (add/remove)

- BPR: Nameplate line for each set (add/remove)

- BPR: Reliability and change points for each set (add/remove)

- BPR: Rank value item added to menu

- BPR: Precise reading item added to menu

- Zoom: Partial percent affected item for batch analysis added to menu

 

4.0R, 8 Jul 2002

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

- Test requirements: Improved report output options

- Step load: Added limits for p variable

- Step load: Improved solution convergence

- File save: WIN/DOS icon reinstated for compatibility with older software

- Point size: Added midsize and very large options

- Barringer process reliability: Default to midsize points

- Plot parameter display: r^2-ccc^2 agreement with report improved

- PFEV: Added solution for same beta each set

- Marker lines: Added capability for up to 10 marker lines

- Regression correlation: Improved accuracy of calculation

- Failure forecast output: Improved consistency

 

4.0PA, PB, PC - 14 Jun 2002

- Improved existing capabilities with easier user interface

 

4.0P, 28 Feb 2002

- Accelerated Test: Step-stress data analysis added

- Accelerated Test: Improved storage of equations

- Calculator: Poisson and Gamma expanded

- Gumbel +/-: Reset for sample data

- Confidence: Total (Additional) Uncertainty capability

- Parameter Box: Items lined up

- Probit: Confidence for Normal and Gumbel negative values improved

- Risk: Added Q...Planned Suspensions

- Risk: Improved/expanded time interval change interaction

- Test Planning: Added Step-stress accelerated test sequence

- Zoom: Fit Line Display Truncated (Yes/No) added

- Zoom: Find intersection enhanced

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

 

4.0N, 15 Jan 2002

- P-value estimate (pve%) added

- Critical correlation coefficient (ccc) improved

- pmle-value removed

- Sample data loading improved

- Vasan-Fulton former usage to test ratio simplified

 

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

- Warranty matrix conversion for Kaplan-Meier improved

 

4.0K, 3 Oct 2001

- Redimension - improved indication for point quantity > maximum

- Plot label output for R-C display improved

 

4.0J, 15 Aug 2001

- Data Wizard - added merge capability

- Hardcopy/Softcopy - added EXPORT nomenclature

- Export to clipboard - added parameter values

- Batch processing - improved confidence

- Confidence - fm confidence modification label more consistent

 

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

- Rank Table - shows `susp` for suspension instead of y-value

- Report - display of 3-parameter p-value after pv confidence

- Allow save of suspensions only

- Method/Input - Reset resets WeiBayes to Weibull

- Risk - added G...Precise Decimal Display option

- Removed duplication of set #2 parameters upon file loading

- Method/Input - Minor rearrangement of menu plus icon separators

- Risk - Added time value of money to cost display

- Three-parameter - Improved on-graph edit

- Test planning - added Acceptable Results Probability calculation

 

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

- Added description for set comparison output

- Improved WeiBayes selection

- Improved equation selection with label

- Improved t0 interaction with equation label

- Added full 3-parameter confidence for pv confidence

- Added ability to save correlation values for pv confidence

- Improved 1-failure plotting position

 

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

- Improved 3D plotting

- Exit from BPR defaults to BPR style plot

- Improved Failure Forecast for planned replacement > char. value

- Added Confidence menu and Method/Input menu

- Equation label interaction improved especially for WeiBayes with few failures

- Hourglass indicator activated for 3D plot

 

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

- Added exponential and Rayleigh choices to WeiBayes in Setup

- Improved additional set file input for set quantity > 5

- Added transform for changing between grouped data methods

- Improved message for no large data set pv confidence

- Improved probability plot rank value entry

- Added y-value column to probit/km rank table

 

4.0B - 29 November 2000

- Deleted reference to WSV for marker line only display (no data)

- Lengthened fit line for normal with small sigma

 

4.0A, 20 November 2000

- Added extreme value distribution

- Simplified confidence selection

- Improved Accelerated Testing, PFEV, and Probabilistic S/N Curve

- Improved Zoom icon

- Improved data import

- DEMO to FULL file copy capability

- Changed name of PFEV to Accelerated Test

- Pull-down menus enhanced

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

- Risk confidence changed to Weibayes

- Increased accuracy of normal approximation with Dick Petschauer

- RBA now risk calculation by Dick Petschauer (w/ ideas from Dr. Bob and Wes)

- Improved report page numbering and WeiBayes text output

- Added consideration for outlier calculation with suspensions

- Improved range lock input in zoom

- Updated batch operation

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

- Hilighted risk confidence indication in red

- Added Quantity to present risk display

- Added addition/subtraction transform to data wizard

- Added Vasan-Fulton former usage ratio to 3-parameter icon

- Added different distribution for replacements to risk analysis

- Added A...all, and F...expected only to planned replacement

- Changed to internal 3D likelihood presentation

- Added nr confidence to lognormal (no suspensions)

- Improved upper/lower confidence for parameters

- Added Probability Plot (Y-Axis) Rank Value to calculator

- Added quantity transform to data wizard

 

3.0Y, 6 Apr 2000 - Clarified suspension quantity input

- Simplified R-C calculation for set quantity > 1

- No file name display on plot after point edited

- Additional 3-column import format (qty, F/S, time)

- Risk usage and production rates now have 3-parameter (w/ t0) distribution

- Risk with scheduled replacement improved for no renewal

- Improved batch distribution analysis

- Changed exponential equation choice to WeiBayes

- Clarified exit from distribution analysis

- Added x & y scale lock (zoom) for batch processing

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

- Added RBA factor for median results

- Added R-C value display on graph

- Expanded terms for fm Weibull confidence

- Clarified import with commas

- Clarified toggle choices

- Distribution analysis returns to set choice

- Added jump directly to Zoom menu from Barringer menu 3.0W, Clarified Barringer Process Reliability (BPR) output

- Removed nuisance message for mc & pv confidence

- Improved lr and fm confidence robustness

- Improved data wizard handling of suspension changes

- Reduced total report memory requirements

- Improved B-value percentage selection

- X-values rounded on X-axis

- Vertical plotting position choice now saved

3.0V, 20 Oct 1999 - Total Report option added

- Recalc for repeat selection of Normal equations

- Reinstated sqr() back to sig1 and sigF1 calculation

- New plot resets data grid to set 1 point 1

- File name and software version on results capability

- Data wizard transform (only x-axis)

- PFEV plot labels can be edited

3.0U, 17 Aug 1999 - Reinstated Inspect Option #1 fitting

- Improved reset of initial parameter values for Risk and Optimum Replacement

- Increased accuracy of stored values for parameters

- Added View additional probability plot - WSV output to clipboard to plot/report

- Confidence contour output combines all contours into one file

- Changed WeiBayes 50% confidence wording to No

- Removed items B and C from BPR input menu

3.0T, 5 Aug 1999 - Improved Optimum Replacement and Risk input

- Improved batch processing

- Improved Distribution analysis output

- Improved Mixture analysis output

3.0S, 17 July 1999 - Improved batch processing capability

- Improved Barringer Process Reliability interface and added B.P.R to Mixture Label

- Added Probabilistic S/N Curve to Parameter as Function of Engineering Variable

- Added confidence capability to Abernethy Risk analysis

- Added WinSMITH(TM) Visual plot of risk and optimum replacement results

- Added prompt for changing distributions in Distribution Analysis

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

- Added data wizard functionality

3.0R, 17 June 1999 - Reinstated batch operation

- Improved mc & pv confidence, sets # 2 and above

- Inspect option #1 can now convert to/from mle method directly

- Changed C4 estimate for N=1 from 0.5 to 0.6

- Revised WeiBayes menu to show latest calculation before menu entry

- Revised WeiBayes default confidence to account for frequency table

3.0P, 7 May 1999 - Clarified risk analysis input selections

- Clarified test requirements input selections

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

- Rearranged subroutines for new programs

- Reinstated predict option for only lines

3.0N, 22 Apr 1999 - Clarified risk analysis input selections

- Clarified test requirements input selections

- Revised and expanded Barringer reliability

- Removed nuisance message for MLE routine (no failures)

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

- Improved convergence of MLE routine

- Report shows page sequence indication

- Added exponential to calculator menu

- Improved data grid paging

- Added point size selection in Barringer menu

- Improved test planning initial slope value entry

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

- Added Barringer Process Reliability calculation

- Added Justified Likelihood Function (JLF) contour capability

- Reset to standard method also resets regression axis

- More tolerant to right mouse click when adding new sets/lines on graph

- Beta < 0.07 triggers limits to plot lines vertically to maintain better fit

- Large values of Eta put back into engineering notation

- Improved L.A.N. unlocking of DEMO to FULL

- Can now toggle display of <LOG> on x-axis for zoom on/off

3.0K, Added only line capability to Zoom/Hide add line/set option

- Improved Abernethy risk description in Help file

3.0H, 1999 Jan 04 - Improved array dimension capability for max. # of marker lines

- Added C4 computation routine

- Risk analysis distribution entry for usage rate and production rate

 3.0J, 1999 Feb 14 - Implemented RBA factor and improved c4 calculation

- Output directly to printer fixed at Courier 12

- Three parameter menu correctly shows t0 solution method choice

- Added caution note for distribution analysis w/ < 20 occurrences

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

- Added text note capability on plot

- Added reset to standard selection for method / data input icon

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 robustness of interval mle calculation

- Removed the word EQUIVALENT from set comparison results

- Easier output for set comparison results

3.0F, 1998 Nov 13 - Improved multi-variable capability PFEV analysis

- Added Sica-Luko correction in Test Requirement section for sudden death testing

- Improved arrangement of hardcopy/softcopy menus

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

- Extended data grid for hi-res display

- Added sum type for random point interaction

- Improved mixture analysis for normal and lognormal data

- Streamlined likelihood evaluation for normal and lognormal analysis

- Increased precision of risk analysis output

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

- mixture report p-value display sequence same as set comparison

3.0C, 1998 Sep 14 - Changed Svensk language to Svenska in Program

- Changed PFEV solution for common slope to weighted geometric mean

- Added mle solution for probit and Kaplan-Meier

3.0B, 1998 Sep 5 - Compatible with WinSMITH(TM) Visual 3.0B

- Added Espanol language capability

- Added Svensk language capability

3.0A, 1998 Sep 1- New DEMO to FULL unlock password coding

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

- Set comparison only for sets not hidden (with Zoom)

- Improved large sample accuracy for critical correlation coefficient (ccc)

- Added third parameter to demonstrate/sample simulation

- Ensured that report parameter low and high confidence display follows set deletion

 

2.1B, 98/7/9 - Clarified production rate and usage rate variable input for risk

- Added significant figure control to B-Values and X-Values displayed on plot

2.1A, 98/6/30 - Expanded display of now risk value

- Added set label edit capability to the data grid

- Added warranty length (mos) and warranty length (x-units) limits to risk

- Added planned replacement to risk

- Added variable usage rate and variable production rate to risk (seasonal)

- Added password accessibility to convert DEMO to FULL version

- Added mean (occurrence sum) to report and predict sections

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 risk output accuracy for Kaplan-Meier method

- Added Normal nr confidence method and removed nc confidence method

- Clarified set comparison output by putting FF p-value first and biased mle second

- Also improved terminology of set comparison output with Equivalent Confidence

2.0Y, 98/4/21 - Compatible with WinSMITH Visual 2.0Y

2.0X, 98/4/14 - Added more detailed explanation of batch capability

, removed nuisance message for very large data sets

2.0W, 98/3/30 - Added limit correction option to warranty data analysis

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

- Improved HPGL output

- Improved correlation and distribution analysis for data quantity = 2

2.0U, 98/3/12 - Removed OK button from calculator and hardcopy/softcopy

- Improved fault tolerance of font selection

- Revised terminology on plot to "r^2-ccc^2" for critical correlation display

- Allow only line negative values for "-=<0" selected for normal distribution

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

- Added three dimensional plot capability for likelihood function

- Test requirements clarified

- Added capability for suspension simulation with precise sample selected

- Improved binomial calculator capability

- 3D log likelihood plotting added

2.0S, 98/1/12 - Enhanced compability with YBath(TM)

- Demo capability

- File list update improved

- Conservative p-value (pff) used on graph for WinSMITH(TM) mixture

2.0R, 97/12/02

- Added tabs on active results window for switching between plot and report

- Clarified report and predict options for mixture analysis

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

- Modified file save format to include WSV parameters

2.0P, 97/11/21 - Improved maximum lognormal likelihood function convergence

2.0N, 97/11/17 - Display of r^2 label on plot now not only when Ybath activated

- Display of n/s clarified to indicate current data instead of latest mixed mode result

- Ybath correlation changed to r^2

2.0M, 97/11/10 - YBath(TM) mixture compatibility

- The t0 (third parameter) solution can use either rr or mle method (rr default)

- BiWeibull enhancement in for mixture analysis

- Access to AVI video files provided

- Both Beta (sig, sigF) and eta (mu, muAL) solutions for param. = F(engr. variable)

- Option to lock the start sequence for mc/pv confidence to get repeatability

- Exponential lock for Weibull (beta = 1)

- Added eta-to-mean into calculator section

2.0L, Prototype for version 2.0M

2.0K, 1997/9/30 - Added risk capability for interval mle

- Added mean-to-eta into calculator section

- Set comparison now displays likelihood values

- French translation file added

2.0J, 1997/8/28 - Decimal operation for FF data files improved

- Monte Carlo Pivotal (pv) confidence method added

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

- Gamma function convergence improved

- Dauser shift capability added

- Monte Carlo (mc) confidence method added

- Time gage and <ESC> key exit added to probabilistic analysis

- Label placement stabilized

- P-Value correlation added with mc confidence

- Point symbol automatic/big/small added

2.0G, 1997/7/9 - Import capability improved

- Imbedded data sets

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

- warranty data import and analysis (inspect or Kaplan-Meier)

- column data can be X-value, Occurrence Quantity, Suspension Quantity

- column data can be X-value, Occurrence Quantity, Sample Size

- column data can be multiple sets

- import can be either from clipboard or from ASCII file

- improved data display for probit/km when changing methods

- Parameter As Function Of Engineering Variable . . . allows common slope or not, rank regression or mle solution of common slope, easy save of XY data and function data

- Batch processing improved

- Language capability improved

- Test/ binomial increased accuracy (esp. 95% cum/conf.)

- Risk/Optimum-Replacement plotting easier

2.0E, 1997/3/31 - Log Likelihood values for predict/precise readings improved

- Distribution analysis uses maximum likelihood (mle) techniques for mle method

- Report shows maximum log likelihood values

2.0D, 1997/3/26 - Added double precision to PFEV section

2.0C, 1997/3/20 - Reorganization of data grid display especially for probit and KM

2.0B, 1997/3/15 - Interval maximum likelihood capability expanded and improved

- File list update immediately upon change

- Highlighted command button selected with <ENTER> key

- Optimum replacement steady state failure rate, replacement rate and MTBF added

- Optimum replacement highlighted in table with red color

- Added start lock feature to preselect equations and method upon startup

- Added confidence limits on mean value in report

- Initialization file common with other software

- (2.0B data grid needed reorg. - all purchased 2.0B replaced w/ 2.0C)

2.0A, 1997/2/25 - Language and currency selection added

- Regional decimal symbol recognition added

- Point-by-point interval analysis with mle method (first easy-access implementation)

 

1.1R, 96/12/23 - Text file input more robust

- Clipboard input more robust (notifies user if too big)

1.1P, 96/12/4 - Added interactive curve label pointer line

- SigF <= 1 not allowed for lognormal only line input

- Curve label position more stable

1.1N, 96/11/25 - Moved negative data value definition from setup to method/input

- Added set selection buttons in WeiBayes, Distribution analysis & Single set confidence

1.1M, 96/11/15 - Likelihood ratio confidence plot display more robust

- Added 1/Beta power to WeiBayes lower confidence with failures

- Clarified parameter-as-function-of-engineering-variable

- Added Windows printer & clipboard buttons to first hardcopy/softcopy menu

- Can now automatically annotate curve label for prediction output

1.1L, 96/11/7 - Import of ASCII file data more robust

- Parameter as function of engineering variable clarified and more robust

1.1K, 96/10/25 - Added mean rank, binomial, and Nelson`s plot rank methods

- Added safeguards for selecting fit method for probit data input

- Grid line edit improved for Normal distribution

- Method/Data-input terminology and codes (displayed on plot) clarified

- Added non-integer expected value for poisson

- Added confidence lock (remembers confidence configuration)

- Improved file input from BW

- Improved import of ASCII file without skipping

- Added parameter as function of engineering variable (accelerated testing)

- Improved robustness of likelihood ratio confidence

- Now shows plot=on/off, report=on/off and table=on/off for clarity

- Changed wording of B-value selection to a specific reference...select B-values

- Added built-in word wrap for printer object (not done by Windows) to avoid crash

- Added .HGL to wording for saving FF picture file to assist in file name selection

1.1J, 96/9/25 - Added access to Windows Calculator

- Added factor to test-length terminology in test requirements

- r now not forced to 1.0 while finding best t0 with frequency table entry for point quantity above 2 (1.1G,1.1H and 1.1I affected, all purchased copies upgraded)

1.1I, 96/9/15 - Added more batch capability (probit 3-column text file input)

- Added risk analysis for probit and Kaplan-Meier (KM) data

- Changed cut/paste format to make more general

- Changed terminology of input format for probit and KM to Grouped instead of Interval

1.1H, 96/9/3, Added partial distribution (tail-comparison) to strength-load interaction, etc.

- Reorganized button display for confidence and eliminated OK button in places

- Removed possibility for flicker for fast video or high resolution video

- Removed possibility for same software to appear in Additional (+...)

- Histogram from file entry clarified

- Added more detailed batch capability

1.1G, 96/8/12 - Added next expected occurrence to Risk

- Graphics to Clipboard sequence time can be added to accomodate system speed

- Removed any possible sources of flicker for mouse moves (except dragging)

- Added selection to label/style section to choose grid lines

- Clarified n/s in results for frequency table entry

- Point-quantity-2 adjustment to r so that r always = 1 for quantity 2

1.1F, 96/8/7 - Report setting of b-values separated from selecting report

- Added Strength-Load Interaction and Life-Usage Interaction to Calculator

1.1E, 96/7/31 - Retrieval of file after using FF Additional button improved

1.1D, 96/7/19 - Display accomodates Win95 status bar at bottom of screen

- Improved input for risk option to ease use of WeiBayes on data sets

- Command line specifies configuration paths (.INI), and temp (.TMP) files

- Random point comparison for 2 different distributions (convolution, interference)

- Okay button now activates viewing for Optimum Replacement and Risk results

1.1C, Can find best t0 now with maximum likelihood method

- Filename display updates immediately after saving file

- Image object used for opening screen (instead of picture object)

- Highlight in grid more stable with size changes

- Only line # 2 can be turned off individually

- Zoom improved below 10% occurrence

- None button added to text input box

- Plot parameter style input improved

1.1B, Probit and Kaplan-Meier confidence at any level

- Prompt to confirm exit upon <ESC> from main screen

- Now checks whether file save is to existing file

- Title box appears in label edit for keyboard data entry

- Reset data grid evaluation to restore entry past point #2 for 1 set dimensions

- Chi-squared...degrees of freedom=6...%=90...changed 1.064 to 10.64

- Can now enter negative mu for normal distribution Risk/Optimum-Replacement

- Time gage and <ESC> enabled for all confidence methods

- Better terminology for probit and Kaplan-Meier selections

- Paste from external spreadsheet ignores commas in number format

- Added double column ASCII output to distribution analysis

- Batch capability expanded

- Recalc for entry of all DOS format data files

- <F> and <1-F> occurrence display linked to zoom frozen entry

- All dialogue boxes now fully translatable

- Cannot inadvertently unload disclaimer screen

- Risk/Optimum-Replacement defaults to set #1 data and set#1 parameters

1.1A, Binomial confidence capability added back

- Very large quantity of failures and suspensions allowed in WeiBayes shift

- Reporting improved:

- hardcopy/firmcopy/softcopy added for all analyses

- X-value readouts added for plot parameter box (like B-values option)

- Data list to ASCII file can be sequential or in column format

- Added common dialogue box for printer activation and printer selection

- Changed default button on opening screen to exit button

- Added prompt to save unstored active results if any before exiting

- Added button on main screen to access other Fulton Findings programs

1.0J, 3/25/96 - Added Undo function for data grid edit

- Added Wayne Nelson`s WeiBayes confidence with failures

- Allow larger numbers in frequency table

- Changed Delete to Clear for New...Reset

- Clarified number of sample sets entry

- Risk and Optimum Replacement file output now in order sequence

- Sample to file no longer ordered for non-interval data

- Menu entries highlighted (and shown in message box if message box is big)

- Additional checking of correct integer values for grid properties

1.0I, 3/13/96 - Pull-down menu structure improved

- Bias terminology for mle clarified

1.0H, 3/12/96 - Batch access with filename after program .exe name

- Reinstated robust plot calculation

- Automatic plot title for ASCII import

- Pull-down menu structure

- Only line selection of fit line captures method (rr/mle)

1.0G, Added dimension doubler in Setup for more point capability

- Added set labels in data grid

- Results from last session (not reset) are easily retreived in Data/Get from file

- Extra grid column available by scrolling (if within dimensions) for easier set addition

- Changed wording from % FF to % with FF in Calculator/set-compare

- Message for Weibull/Lognormal distribution analysis when negative = <0

- Clarified distribution analysis wording (removed optimum for 3 parameter solution)

- Added underline in risk/optimum-replacement to clarify grouping of results

1.0F, Automatic tracking of correlation coefficient for set deletion

- Filenames for results activation changed to prevent duplication

- Added R...reset to previous results menu

1.0E, Improved t0 find best routine for values close to maximum

- Reduced extra space in hardcopy/softcopy

- Correlation values cleared upon entry of DOS file

- Moved plot output color on/off from hardcopy/softcopy to plot/report/table

1.0D, Dashed box does not move in menus

1.0C, Added a word for mle (Lower Bias) message

- Improved risk interval display table

- Improved interval Demo/Sample

1.0B, Improved data edit when entry started below first cell

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

 

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'5.0DN -06 Apr 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.414)

'Update of Language Files

 

'5.0DM - 30 Mar 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.413)

'Chi-Squared Solution: Now handles up to 32000 degrees of freedom, esp. for Abernethy Risk (R. Schop)

'New Program: Added SuperSMITH(R) Dice access

 

'5.0DL - 20 Jan 2020 (File Version 5.0.0.412)

'Print Setup Delay: Removed beginning delay for printer access

 

'5.0DK - 07 Oct 2019 (File Version 5.0.0.411)

'Automatic Point Quantity Merge: Changed logic for better use of absolute value (A. Jochimczyk)

 

'5.0DJ - 21 Jan 2019 (File Version 5.0.0.410)

'Consistent with changes in other SuperSMITH(TM) software

 

'5.0DI - Skipped for disambiguation

 

'5.0DH - 24 Aug 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.408)

'Consistent with changes in other SuperSMITH(TM) software

 

'5.0DG - 05 JUN 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.407)

'Drop-Down Menus: Matched cursor with highlight

'Grid Menus: Replaced checkboxes with asterisks for future larger formatting

'Right Mouse-Button: De-activated exit question

'Number Entry Box: Increased size in preparation for new bigger icons, etc.

 

'5.0DF - 7 APR 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.406)

'About/Opening Screen: Improved language translation

'DEMO: Added "Paste" icon for DEMO to FULL Special Name input

'DEMO: Removed Change From Full To DEMO

'Former Results: Added unique file names to avoid filename "collision"

'Languages: Added new words for About / Opening screen

 

'5.0DE -- 03 MAR 2018 (File Version 5.0.0.405)

'Calculator: Added "H...Gaussian (Normal)" option

'Code: Changed subroutines starting "wpgage", etc. to "ParamBoxSSW_P", etc.

'Data Identification on Plot: Added to on-plot zoom capability (per T. Marquart)

'Display: Added plotting indication in header for large slow-loading data sets

'DEMO version: idemodatareal% changed to idemodatachange%

'DEMO version: Data altering includes input Y-Values

'Error Checking: Added to routines accessed with Form2.Picture1 (the plot)

'Former Results: Assigned top of image as first location of main results

'Language: Added "Home" to translatable words

'Output: Save Parameter Only To Clipboard enhanced to add Marker Line values

'Output: Save Parameter Only To Clipboard added to Visual for Crow/AMSAA values

 

'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(TM), 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