traditionally been performed on command driven programs that have often
been difficult to use, requiring users to edit data in one program, plot
charts in another and perform analysis in yet another. All these
components become difficult to co-ordinate. The Professional edition of
SHAZAM provides an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) allowing
users to perform all these tasks from one easy to use application. Users
may create datasets, matrices, command files, or plots and create, import
or edit datasets created with other programs, all from within SHAZAM.
Using the SHAZAM Wizards it is easy to create or execute commands with the
click of a mouse providing true menu driven capabilities
SHAZAM's comprehensive programming abilities.
HTML help, sample data, command files and a command reference for
use in SHAZAM.
Viewer - allowing you to keep all components built with SHAZAM
together for easy viewing, editing and modification.
- An advanced Command
Editor - Providing 3 different ways of executing commands - by
batch, by stepping through line by line or interactively as you type
your commands. Syntax coloring is used as a visual aid to ensuring you
have entered the correct commands. Multiple level undo allows you
to wind back mistakes.
Graph Editor and Viewer
- Use the powerful GNUPLOT to create graphs either programmatically or
using the Graph Wizard and then view graphs from within SHAZAM using
the graph properties dialog for modifying graph features.
Editor - Create or edit datasets or generate new variables
visually in an easy to use spreadsheet style grid. This grid supports
the viewing of very large datasets (limited only by system memory).
Datasets created/imported and added to a project can be set to be
automatically read by SHAZAM when executing command files.
Data Connector (ADC)
- Used to import data into SHAZAM. SHAZAM Professional Edition comes
with drivers available for most common Windows machine data formats
such as Excel, Access, Foxpro, dBASE and Paradox. Connecting
to suitable large Database Management Systems (DBMS) such as SQL
Server, Oracle, Sybase or Informix can also be done across the LAN,
WAN or via the Internet. Other data source
drivers are available from Microsoft or the data provider.