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Hello! We’d like to help you get the most out of your PASS sample size software. For this reason, we are presenting a quick overview of a few of the sometimes-overlooked aspects of PASS.
[Tip 1: Output Gallery]
Let’s start with the Output Gallery. It may be useful to compare results of two or more runs. One simple way to do this is to send the current output to the Output Gallery. This can be done directly by clicking the “Add Output to Gallery” button. Or, when the “Auto Add” checkbox is checked, the output is added to the gallery with each run of a procedure. It is easy to compare outputs by toggling between the screens, or, the screens may be examined side-by-side.
For more details about the use of the Output Screen, please view the Output Window training video.
[Tip 2: Saving and Opening Templates]
In PASS, a file that stores all the selections, settings, and values of a procedure, before it is run, is called a template, or template file. Templates are often useful for replicating runs in PASS, or keeping a set of settings available for future runs. You can save the settings of a procedure as a template by going to the File menu of the procedure, and clicking on “Save Template As.” The extension of the template file is the letter “t” followed by the procedure number. You can open a previously-saved template file by going to the File menu and clicking on “Open Template”. The current settings of the procedure will be replaced by the template settings in the file.
[Tip 3: Report Decimal Places]
Once a numeric report has been generated, the number of decimal places of the report cannot be changed. Prior to running a procedure, you can change the number of decimal places that will be displayed for each item in the output by going to the reports tab.
[Tip 4: Summary Statements]
By default, a single summary statement is generated in the output, corresponding to the first line of the numeric results. Additional summary statements, for more lines of the numeric report, may be generated by specifying more statements on the Reports tab.