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ERIC Number: ED084843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 4
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SOLIB: A Social Science Program Library for Small Computers.
Halley, Fred S.
A package of social science programs--Sociology Library (SOLIB)--for small computers provides users with a partial solution to the problems stemming from the heterogeneity of social science applications programs. SOLIB offers a uniform approach to data handling and program documentation; all its programs are written in standard FORTRAN for the IBM 1130 computer and designed to run in 16k words. SOLIB programs can be divided into three groups, dealing with data preparation, data organization and data analysis. The three programs of the first category are used to clean data, check missing or duplicate cards and to clean wild codes; two data organization programs conduct item analyses and perform generalized recoding, allowing the user to rearrange his data without programing knowledge. A pair of data analysis programs creates frequency distributions and performs cross-tabulations. The system is being used successfully by students in connection with course work and independent study and by faculty for professional research. Although transportability of SOLIB to other campuses and different computers requires some program modifications, these are minimal and conversion can be accomplished with little difficulty. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Brockport. Coll. at Brockport.