PASS 2021 Update

Use the button(s) below to download the PASS 2021 installation file. If PASS 2021 is not yet installed on your computer, this will install the full version. If you already have PASS 2021 installed, this will update your current installation to the newest version. Your personal files will not be affected.

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Current Version: 21.0.3
Released: August 30, 2021

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Documentation

PDF documentation for PASS 2021 is installed with the software and can be accessed through the Help System. The documentation is also available online by clicking here.

Update Release Notes

This page lists the changes that have been made to PASS 2021 since it was released.

Version: 21.0.3

Released: August 30, 2021

1. Corrected an error in displaying the Detail Numeric Reports in the Non-Inferiority Logrank Tests procedure.

2. Corrected an error in all GEE Tests procedures. The correlation matrix was not computed correctly when using Damped Exponential as the Pattern of ρ’s Across Time.

3. Corrected an error that occurred when parsing user-entered TO BY lists (e.g., "-2 to 2 by 0.1"). In some cases, rounding errors were causing unexpected results.

4. Corrected an error in the Superiority by a Margin Tests for Two Means in a Cluster-Randomized Design procedure when solving for M1. The search now converges.

5. Corrected an error in the Tests for Two Proportions in a Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Design procedure when solving for Effect Size with Effect Size Input Type set to Differences, Ratios, or Odds Ratios. The search now gives the correct result.

6. Corrected an error in the Tests for Two Means in a Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Design procedure when solving for Effect Size with Effect Size Input Type set to Differences. The search now gives the correct result.

7. Corrected an error in the Tests for Two Poisson Rates in a Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Design procedure when solving for Effect Size with Effect Size Input Type set to Differences or Rate Ratios. The search now gives the correct result.

8. Fixed the Dropout-Inflated Sample Size report in the Equivalence Tests for the Mean Ratio in a Three-Arm Trial (Normal Data) (Simulation) procedure. Results are now shown for all 3 groups.

9. Fixed the group allocation in the Equivalence Tests for the Mean Ratio in a Three-Arm Trial (Normal Data) (Simulation) procedure when solving for Sample Size. The allocation for nᴘ is now applied correctly when using unequal group allocation.

Version: 21.0.2

Released: February 19, 2021

1. Minor documentation updates.

2. Corrected an error in the Logrank Tests procedure. When using Mortality input, power and sample size were not computed correctly when entering M1 (Mortality - Control) and MR (Mortality Ratio = M2/M1). Power and sample size were correct when entering M1 (Mortality - Control) and M2 (Mortality - Treatment).

3. Corrected “Unhandled exception…” errors that occurred when opening PASS procedures in Windows 10 when the Microsoft Region language option Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support is active. (To determine if the option is active on your computer, see the steps below.)

Having the Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support option active may lead to other errors. We recommend that the option be disabled when using PASS.

To disable this option in Windows 10, perform the following steps with administrator rights on your computer:

a. Close all open documents and programs on your computer.
b. Press the Windows key.
c. Type “Settings.”
d. Select Time & Language.
e. Click Language.
f. Under Related settings, click Administrative language settings.
g. On the Region window, click the Administrative tab.
h. Click Change system locale. (Here you will need administrator rights.)
i. Clear the Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support checkbox.
j. Click OK.
k. Restart your computer.

Version: 21.0.1

Released: January 29, 2021

1. Initial Release of PASS 2021.

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