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Availability of Version 6 of Epi Info

The Epi Info computer programs produced by CDC and the World Health Organization provide public-domain software for word processing, database management, and statistics work in public health; more than 40,000 documented copies of Version 5 are in use in 117 countries. Version 6 of Epi Info was released in June 1994.

Version 6 features a configurable pull-down menu, facilities for producing and using hypertext (active text), additional statistics, and many programming improvements. As with previous versions, it runs on IBM * -compatible computers under DOS and requires 640 K of memory (RAM), although use of a hard disk is recommended.

A 600-page manual is included on the disks and is available in printed form. Copies of Epi Info and a companion program for geographic mapping (Epi Map) are available from USD, Inc., 2075A West Park Place, Stone Mountain, GA 30087; telephone (404) 469-4098; fax (404) 469-0681. There are charges for Epi Info and Epi Map.

Epi Info and Epi Map are available on the worldwide Internet using the following access information: Site: FTP.CDC.GOV; User ID: anonymous; Directory for Epi Info: /PUB/EPI/EPIINFO; Directory for Epi Map: /PUB/EPI/EPIMAP. The compressed files occupy 3-4 megabytes for each product.

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