Statistical Analysis for Microsoft Visual Basic™ Programmers
VIENNA, VA -October 30, 1998 - FMS, Inc. is pleased to ship Total VB
Statistics, a new program for Visual Basic developers, offering a wide range
of statistical analysis. Prior to Total VB Statistics, Visual Basic
programmers had to hand code complicated statistical analysis or run
standalone statistics programs to generate the results they needed. Total VB
Statistics provides powerful number crunching analysis within the Visual
Basic development environment and full support for database (large data set)
analysis. Total VB Statistics is the second FMS product for the Visual Basic
What is Total VB Statistics?
Total VB Statistics is the most powerful statistical analysis program
for Visual Basic. It allows developers to easily analyze data stored in
any Microsoft Jet/Access database. Analysis can also be performed on
linked tables from sources such as dBase, Paradox, FoxPro, SQL Server,
and ODBC. Total VB Statistics analyzes an unlimited number of records in
any table or query. The results are placed in tables that developers can
view, query, sort, analyze, or add to forms and reports.
Total VB Statistics contains two parts. The first is a Statistics
Scenario Designer that allows a developer to interactively specify the
database, table or query, fields, and statistical functions to analyze.
Developers can specify the fields to analyze and Group By. For each unique
combination of Group By fields, a separate record is generated in the output
table. Analysis can also include a weighting field (e.g. for weighted
averages), and individual values or ranges of values to ignore. The
Statistics Scenario Designer also runs scenarios and displays the resulting
table(s). This allows a developer to verify their settings are correct.
The second part of Total VB Statistics is an ActiveX DLL control (dynamic
link library) that developers invoke from their program to run a scenario.
The programmatic interface to this function is very simple and the
Statistics Scenario Designer even generates the code to paste. With the
Statistics DLL, Visual Basic developers can run their scenarios from within
their applications. Under 1 Meg in size, it is the only file developers need
to distribute with their applications to add statistical analysis.
What Statistical Functions are Available?
Total VB Statistics contains a wide range of the most popular
statistical analysis functions including:
- Field Analysis:
- Descriptive Analysis
- Skewness and Kurtosis
- Geometric Mean, Harmonic Mean, and RMS
- t-Test vs. Mean
- Confidence Intervals
- Median, Quartiles, Deciles, and Percentiles
- Simple, Multiple and Polynomial Regressions
- Cross-Tabulation and Chi-Square
- Frequency Distributions
- Field Comparison
- Field Matrix Comparison
- Group Analysis:
- Two-Sample t-Test
- ANOVA (analysis of variance)
- Two Way ANOVA
- Non-Parametric Analysis
- Probability Calculator
Total VB Statistics is network compatible, and all analysis is performed
in double precision. For a complete list of available functions, please
visit our web site.
FMS and Statistical Analysis
FMS has a long history in providing developer tools for statistical
analysis. In 1990, FMS released ParaStat for Paradox DOS. In 1994,
ParaStat for Windows was released for Paradox for Windows, and Total
Access Statistics was launched for Microsoft Access. Over the years,
these products were enhanced to provide new functionality and support
the latest versions of the underlying database. Compatible with Total
Access Statistics, Total VB Statistics stores its scenarios the same way
so any analysis designed in one program can be run seamlessly by the
"We are very pleased to bring advanced, programmatic, statistical
analysis to Visual Basic developers," said Luke Chung, President of FMS.
"Total VB Statistics builds on Total Access Statistics and provides Visual
Basic developers the power Access developers have enjoyed for several years.
We realize many developers are intimidated by statistics, so we've designed
the program to make it easy for developers to interactively create and test
their analysis, then add it to their applications."
Pricing and Availability
Total VB Statistics is available in two versions: a single license
(one developer) version for $599 and a 5 License Pack for $1799. Each
license entitles one developer unlimited, royalty-free distribution of
the Statistics DLL when integrated into their applications.
Total VB Statistics is available directly from FMS and most corporate
resellers. All FMS products come with a thirty-day money back guarantee. For
more information, please visit our Total VB
About FMS, Inc.
Founded in 1987, FMS is a privately held software consulting firm
specializing in custom database development and add-in products for
Microsoft Access and Visual Basic. FMS is the world's leading developer
of Microsoft Access add-ins with the award winning line of ten Total
Access programs. Recently, FMS introduced two Visual Basic programs
under the Total VB name. FMS developers have published articles in major
Access and Visual Basic publications, written portions of Microsoft
product documentation, are the authors of the Microsoft Jet Database
Engine Programmer's Guide (Microsoft Press), and speakers at Microsoft
and other conferences across the US and Europe.