The quantum package
QUANTUM is a sophisticated package designed to maximise the benefits of computer technology for the Survey Practitioner. It is used extensively in Europe and USA for both ad-hoc surveys and larger more complex studies in the commercial and public sectors of industry. QUANTUM combines in one package the facilities available in most survey analysis packages, namely data editing, reformatting, generation of new variables, weighting, tabular and statistical analysis. It operates on PRIME and IBM computers in batch or interactive mode. This paper discusses briefly some technical aspects of its current features and then outlines the total system approach used in the design of the package.
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