SuperSMITH^{®} software has a new look in versions 5.0AZ and higher. Fulton Findings LLC, the maker of the world’s first widely used Weibull Engineering software, has moved ahead with a more tightly integrated user interface for SuperSMITH Weibull and SuperSMITH Visual. The new icon layout shown below consolidates common functionality with unique tools for variability modeling, trend analysis, and forecasting. The familiar data grid (data input and data edit) and results box (plots and reports) remain virtually unchanged. Changes involve integration of the largersized icons with associated dropdown menus in a simplified pattern. All previous functionality is retained with new functionality added in specialized areas such as Abernethy Risk, Accelerated Testing, Barringer Process Reliability, and Monte Carlo Simulation.
SuperSMITH
Weibull is Windows based probability plot software which is compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


WinSMITH Weibull software
by Fulton Findings produces probability plots
for distributions: 
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Swedish name Waloddi Weibull? If
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German VahLodi VyBull French WahLodi WayBull
Polish VahLodi VyBull American WahLowD YBull 

SuperSMITH Weibull operates in a Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, and 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit) operating environment. SuperSMITH software will not run on Windows RT version, nor will it run on Windows 8 phones because they have different chip and instruction codes.
SuperSMITH Weibull also runs on Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets, Toshiba Encore tablet, and may also run on Hewlett Packard’s Stream 7.
Price list for the software also provide for volume discounts. Upgrade installation hints are available.
View the software revision list below.
Three software training aids are available:
1. PlayTIME is the home study tutorial used for Weibull Analysis training classes by Dr. Abernethy and Wes Fulton. It is terse but covers most software functions.
2. The SuperSMITH Weibull and SuperSMITH Visual Training Manual is used for the 1.5 day SuperSMITH Weibull and SuperSMITH Visual handson training sessions. It contains many more detailed explanations along with questions/answers with many hints of how to do the analysis.
3. You can download a short PDF file that shows excerpts from preversion 5.0AX of the software Training Manual. A similar short PDF file for 5.0AX and beyond will assist with getting started with use of the software and how you interpret a Weibull plot.
Nocost demonstration software can be downloaded for evaluation and teaching. Universities can use the demonstration software to analyze datasets saved from authentic SuperSMITH Weibull software as the demo version will handle the authentic file and NOT randomize the data as occurs when you type data into the demonstration software—remember not to save the DEMO file over the authentic version as it will destroy the authentic file integrity.
For details about each SuperSMITH Weibull revision, see the bottom of this page when considering upgrades for Weibull analysis software. The following graph was made in SuperSMITH Weibull and it is a Weibull plot using rank regression techniques with pump seal life data.
Agetofailure and strength data from field or laboratory tests are quickly plotted into straight lines to create order from the apparent random failure events.
How much data can you input? 12 columns of data with each column having up to 8000 rows of data points for both actual failures and censored data, or 1 column of data with up to 24,000 rows of data. For more data, input the data in a frequency table format and the input can be in millions of data points.
Normal, Lognormal, Gumbel, and Weibull probability plots are available along with probit analysis when data is acquired at periodic inspection intervals. Age/time corrections can be computed automatically to correct probability plot curvature when the age/time origin is not zero. Optimum replacement intervals are available when costs are supplied. The program calculates confidence intervals and perform risks analysis. Weibayes forecasts of age to failure are generated with only a few keystrokes.
Data suspensions for different failure modes and when components have not failed can be input individually or by histogram. Data sets can be analyzed to find the "best" probability distribution using the distribution analysis feature. Goodness of fit values are compared to critical values to show if the analysis is valid for the model chosen.
KaplanMeier data can be input through the inspection feature of the program
and displayed in all probability plot formats. User manual information is
available online by <F1> key stroke.
Specific features of the SuperSMITH Weibull program are:
Performs Weibull analysis of agetofailure data to
make Weibull probability plots
Performs lognormal analysis of
agetofailure data to make lognormal probability plots
Performs Gumble
upper distribution analysis of data where each data point is the largest value
Performs Gumble
lower distribution analysis of data where each data point is the least value
Performs normal (Gausian) analysis of agetofailure data to make normal
probability plots
SuperSMITH Weibull software output
is used in SuperSMITH Visual software
for PDF, CDF, and Hazard
plots
Complete interval maximum
likelihood capability is easily accessible
Expanded interval/probit analysis
capability with KaplanMeir method and clipboard
probit data entry
Exclusive set comparison techniques with
modified likelihood ratio test,
confidence bound comparison at Bvalue,
and
likelihood contours
Test planning with any number of allowed
failures (up to test sample size) for life/reliability/
/confidence requirement testing or
demonstration of improvement
Normal and lognormal distributions are
included in the test requirements
Binomial, Fisher matrix, likelihood ratio
and pivotal confidence bounds at any % for
pointbypoint data
Probit confidence and Greenwood’s
confidence are available for % with grouped data
Calculator functions—binomial,
chisquared, gamma, Poisson
Three parameter solution with either rank
regression or maximum likelihood
Next expected occurrence for risks plus risk
analysis for grouped data
Probabilistic – Strength/Load, Life/Usage,
and tail comparisons for accelerated testing
Parameter as function of engineering
variable (PFEV) for accelerated testing data
Warranty data analysis
Improved zoom capability
Unlimited number of failures and
suspensions using the frequency table format
Expanded batch capability especially
useful for network operation
Easy access to other software
Language capability—US English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Svenska, Portugues, Italiano
Written as a 32bit program (long file
names, larger file size, and compatibility with LAN
printers)
Data output from SuperSMITH Weibull can be imported into other software by Fulton Findings such as SuperSMITH Visual with the click of a single icon button.
Microsoft
Graphics Conversion Utility For Making Editable Graphs In PowerPoint
You can convert SuperSMITH Weibull *.HGL graphics files into
PowerPoint graphics files for making “Board Room” presentation graphics. The Microsoft website contains a nocost HGL
(HPGL) converter (with instructions on how to install the converter) for use in
PowerPoint at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;enus;q196506
.
For more details on making presentation quality plots from SuperSMITH Weibull,
click here for more
information about graphics conversions for SuperSMITH files saved with HGL
extensions.
See SuperSMITH for discounts and other pricing details.
Order SuperSMITH Weibull by purchase order, Visa/Master/American Express card, or by sending a check to the address shown on the home page of this web site.
The New Weibull HandbookFifth Edition published by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy (US$98.00 + shipping/handling) shows how to use this software in solving practical problems.
SuperSMITH Weibull REVISION HISTORY:
Current To Oldest Revision) Revision
details for SuperSMITH Weibull software comes from the help file:
5.0CW
26 JAN 2016
Updates of ActiveX controls
Updated Setup1.exe file for administrators to run a quiet install
Added File Version number to the file properties (5.0.0.323)
Added Help section on "Technical Notes" for Administrators
ControlBox Buttons: Enlarged for easier touch operation
Data Grid: Midsize button enlarged for easier touch operation
Former Results: Expanded from 4 maximum to 20 maximum
Former Results: Removed plot title from file name for retrieval
Help Menu: Changed "L...Information Display (Big / Small)" to item
"K..."
Setup Menu: Added item K, "Information Display (Big / Small)"
Program Exit Button: Updated display of button name for mouse
Zoom: Enlarged Icons for Output Display Choice On Big Plot
3D Plot: Enabled finger swipe (mouse clickdrag) capability for figure rotation
View Additional Probability Plot: Icon added to Plot/Report menu
Report GoodnessofFit Description: Changed "Bad" to
"Small"
Report GoodnessofFit Description: Changed "Very Bad" to "Very
Small"
Report GoodnessofFit Description: Changed "Good" to "Big"
Report GoodnessofFit Description: Changed "Very Good" to "Very
Big"
5.0CV  14 DEC 2015
Weibull Library: Changed menu item letter for "Clear Clipboard"
Inspect Option 1: Improved conversion from Standard PointByPoint
Method/Input: Added "1...PointByPoint Inspect1 ..." menu item to
"Fit Method..."
5.0CU  03 DEC 2015
Plotting: Improved plotting of confidence bounds with 3parameter when
ScaleAsRecorded
Code Change: Sub chkdecimal moved from SMITH_1A.BAS
to SMITH_2A.BAS
Code Change: Sub fylprodrateout moved from
SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS
Code Change: Sub fylprodrateout1 moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS
Code Change: Sub fylusagerateout moved from
SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS
Code Change: Sub fylusagerateout1 moved from SMITH_1A.BAS to SMITH_4A.BAS
File Check: Changed so that "\\" on the front of a path is okay (for
server locations)
Icon Layout: Removed option for old icon layout in Setup section
Labels Above Tabs: Added for clarity
Mouse Wheel: Capability added for data grid (by Carl Tarum)
Mouse Wheel: Capability added for number input box (by Carl Tarum)
Output Icon: Added to large plot display
Removed nuisance display of the word "Select"
Abernethy Risk: Improved forecast with Planned Suspensions
Accel. Test / Step Load: Added item "K...Random
# Start Lock ... "
Confidence Menu: Changed item "V...Random # Start Lock ... " to item "K..."
Data Conversion: Improved transform from KaplanMeier to Inspect Option #1
Mixture: Improved storage/retrieval of data file
Outlier Test: Improved with new routines to enhance accuracy
Plot: New parameter box option for 'n/s'('o/s') display with B or X or
RCValues
Simulation: Added RBAmd, RBApb,
RBAmu, and mleN1 methods to Model Parameter Value
Simulation: Changed Interaction counter to LONG type
Simulation: Form header now displays Interaction counter value at intervals
Sample: Improved MC sample generation for mixtures with suspensions
5.0CT  2 MAY 2015
Screen Resolution: Changed obvious screen resolution variables from INT to
LONG type
Outlier Calc: Changed calculation variables from INT
to LONG type
Double Precision to Single: Mitigated VB6 Csng() hang
issue for value 2
Marker Line: Revived implementation for existing fit
Dimensions: Removed nuisance shutdown when downsizing at minimum
Risk & OptimumReplacement: Fixed table display where there was no space
between #'s
5.0CS  17 APR 2015
Number Display: Removed error display issue with number display format (per
A. Jochimczyk)
Zoom: Disconnected XValue zoom from YValue zoom (per D. Keisic)
Zoom: Added icon for XRange + YRange Lock on regular large plot display (per
D. Keisic)
Zoom Menu: Added option to display Zoom icon added above (Yes/No)
Zoom Menu: Added icon for XRange + YRange Lock
3D Likelihood Plot: Added icon to menus with Z...3D Likelihood Plot option
Method/Input: Added Z...3D Likelihood Plot to menu options
Sample/Demonstrate: Changed parameter entry to expand input options
Sample/Demonstrate: Menu reorganized for better mixture options
5.0CR 
25 Mar 2015
Button Menus: Exit now restarts originating menu to redisplay option boxes
Line Display Menu: Added option for Label Pointer Line Maximize (=Yes/No)
Parameter Box: # display agrees better with requested accuracy (per A. Jochimczyk)
Plot/Report Tabs: Enhanced display
Terminology: Clarified Plot/Report icon and tab cursormovement messages
SuperSMITH Weibull Revisions:
5.0CQ  19 Jan 2015
Data grid: Removed grid moving when buttonmenu selected
Parameter Box: Improved number display (Alfred Jochimczyk)
Parameter Box: New option to show Fit Comparison with Display of Bvalue,
Xvalue, or RCvalue (Alfred Jochimczyk)
mleInterval Solution: Adjusted steptostep change
ratio to improve solution (Takushi Kitano)
mleInterval Solution: Improved for lognormal, when
initial SigF ("beta#") is too low
Method/Input: Added "T..." option to menu for tracking solution path
Report: Removed nonrelevant "9E+30" text line from Marker Line
report
5.0CP  09 Dec 2014—not issued
Icon Layout: Moved HELP... and ADDITIONAL... icons left to match SSY
List Color: Changed to match SSY
Menus: Added "SlideSelect" for improved touchscreen operation
Set Labels: Contour plot no longer changes lowercase "x" to uppercase
"X"
Zoom Menu: Changed "Automatic Reset" menu item to "Automatic
Total Reset"
Zoom Menu: Added icon for "Automatic Total Reset"
Zoom Menu / Add Data On Plot: <Esc> or (X) returns immediately to Zoom
menu
BPR: Reinstated "Exit" icon for change point edit on plot
Calculator/Chi^2: Added [Chi^2(2D)]/2D where "D" (or "N") =
degrees of freedom
Calculator: Expanded menu items for improved output choices
Equation Label: Added "3" on end when using Lognormal 3parameter
Quality Limit Comparison: Rearranged menu for future addition of Cpk
Report: ln likelihood display for Reduced Bias Adjustment (RBA) now matches
with Precise Reading
Distribution Select: Changed "Y...Weibayes"
to "U...Weibayes"
Distribution Select: Added "Y...Ybath(TM)"
Tabs Over Results Box: Enlarged vertically + added highlight for active
selection
Zoom: Restored "X" box on plot for exit for menu options
"C" and "D"
Installation: Program Setup1 now checks and uninstalls prior installation
Installation: Program Setup1 now will prompt to copy
data files
5.0CN  14 May 2014
BPR: Added "lockout" messages for other options when BPR is active
BPR: Clarified plot display options for both BPR% and Eff%
BPR: Settings for plot persist upon exit from BPR menu when "Plot Format For Exit = BPR"
Data Wizard: Restored complete operation of Edit Special
Monte Carlo Confidence: Consolidated trial quantity input between SSW and SSV
Monte Carlo Seeds: Converted to 4 seed numbers and reactivated seed setting
Plot/Report: Menu item "Q...BValue[%] Select" changed to "Q...List Select For Report"
Precise Reading: Added option "P...Marker Point On Plot For BValue Or XValue"
Zoom: In option E, added Marker Point At BValue and Marker Point At XValue
Made Revision History a main topic on help file
5.0CM 25 Mar
2014
Color Edit: Added icon on plot for Label / Style edit
Former Results: Added capability to overlay with Active Results
Abernethy Risk: Improved forecast for Planned Replacement w/ 100% Occurrence Correction (for George Guarassi)
Abernethy Risk: Improved forecast for Planned Suspension w/ small failure probability (for George Guarassi)
BPR/Options For 1Click Analysis: Added Option "P...BPR Parameter On Plot = Eff% or pve%"
BPR/Zoom: Added menu item "R...Range For Linear Scale Zoom
Precise Reading: Added menu item "0...Back To
Parameter Select" to 2nd Menu
5.0CL  20 Jan 2014
Data Grid: Point label
editing is now allowed when YValue Display is active
5.0CK  2 JAN 2014
Chisquared routine: Nuisance iteration
messages removed
Edit Special: Changed submenu item D...
to submenu item F...
Set Comparison: Improved LR test results
display with some data sets hidden (hidden = not considered)
5.0CJ
 04 Dec 2013
'Precise reading: qtyoccrinput#() redimensioned to at least 25.
'For inspect option 1: Corrected occurrence quantity for sets after
a deleted set (per A. Jochimczyk)
5.0CI
 Skipped
5.0CH
 04 Nov 2013 (not issued)
'BPR Sensitivity: Added Eta value
display in results (per Jose Wilkins)
'BPR Sensitivity: Added "Add Line On Plot" button to slider form
'BPR 1Click: Removed option
"L" nameplate line fitting unless batch processing (per Jose Wilkins)
'Files: Popup message added when
bringing SSV file into SSW
'Inspect Option 1: Locked out only one
occurrence grid entry (per Ronald Schop)
'Plot Return: Improved plot return after
adding marker points or data points
5.0CG
 03 Sep 2013
Change ccc in
best practice guide to PVE above 10%
Executable Name: Changed
"ybath.exe" to "smithy.exe"
Interval MLE: Improved 'discovery'
sequence positioning (Todd Marquart)
Probit
3 Grouped Data: Decreasing sample size now okay
Report: Added clearer wording for
goodnessoffit measure (pve% and pAD%)
Set Comparison: Clarified contour plot
title for one occurrence in data set (John Smith III)
Set Comparison: Added clearer wording
for amount of difference (pffvalue)
Variable Usage Rate Input: Now allows
"..." symbol for input
Vertical Scale Type: Added parts for
each 1000 ("/K") for occurrence and reliability (Dennis Keisic)
YBath(TM)
from SSW: Improved cancel of search for output file
Added SmithHlp
compatibility for Microsoft kb 187553
5.0CF
 22 July 2013
Batch Run (7 switch): Removed former
Bvalues used from current call
Goodness of Fit: Changed Modified
AndersonDarling abbreviation from "pA%" to
"pAD%"
Abernethy Risk: Added capability for
hand entry of mixture solution
PFEV Step Load: Added type of fit method
selected to output display
PFEV Step Load: Added to menu
H...Weibull Fit for method selection
PFEV Step Load: Added to menu
Y...View/Save XY Data or Function
Improved Search in help file (Jumps to
found text on page)
Help topic now expands with single click
Added Help Index
5.0CE
 13 Jun 2013
File Access: Can input '.W' or '.V' file
without extension entered
Batch Processing: Added 6... switch for Bvalues(Xvalues,RCvalues)
on plot
Batch Processing: Added 7... switch for Bvalues(No Xvalues, No RCvalues) in report
Batch Processing: Added 8N and 8P
switches for whether negative values are allowed
Batch Processing: Removed alphanumeric
letter options A,B,C,W for iX
switch
Batch Processing: Added alphanumeric
letter options A,B,C,W to new jX
switch
Data Input: Now allows input of
">0<#" input for a discovery (converts to discovery)
5.0CD  23 Feb 2013
Improved YBath
compatibility
5.0CC
 22 Feb 2013
New algorithm improves access speed to
help file. Fixed nonUS functionality issues.
5.0CB
 22 Jan 2013
BPR: Reinstated fit line and marker line
tracking when files are merged (for Paul Barringer)
Dimensions: Removed cause of nuisance
subscript message (for Juanjo Mindeguia)
Mixture [BATCH] Detect: Changed
threshold for Comparison #3 from 90% to 60% (For Ronald Schop)
Mixture [BATCH] Detect: Changed wording
of 'Results' to 'Estimate' (for Ronald Schop)
Mixture [BATCH] Detect: Removed
automatic beginning BATCH check for every data set
RiskAbernethy: Improved Planned
Suspension for large removal quantities
RiskAbernethy: Renewal + PlannedSuspension
allowed at same time (for Claudio Ligorio)
Test Requirements: Probability Of
Acceptable Results more robust for large 'r' ratio
MTBF: Can enter own acronym for expected
occurrence interval (for Larry Tyson)
Language: Improved robustness of Eta, Beta,
t0, and Mtbf naming
SSHelp
program updated for other regions
5.0CA  30 Nov 2012
Automatic Data Order
Caution: Moved menu item from Start Lock Options to Setup Menu
BATCH PROCESSING:
Reinstated zX1_X2_Y1_Y2 zoom set functionality
Abernethy Risk: Now bypasses
additional replacement when planned replacement is active
Abernethy Risk: Increased
robustness of warranty limit calculation to allow zero aging
BATCH Processing: Added
4x switch for Plotting Position Type (rr,
br, mr, hr,
nr, kr)
BATCH Processing: Added
5x switch for Data Display Type (n/s, o/s)
Barringer Process
Reliability (BPR): Upgraded Zoom option F and removed Zoom option G
Grid Label Box: Added
designation of "YValue" when YValue display selected
Gumbel Distribution:
Clarified error message for meaning of Negative Value
Menus: Added more option
boxes for menu items
PFEV(StepStress): Improved
import of stepstress sequence
PFEV(StepStress): Locked out
alternate solution for BValue
Test Requirements:
Streamlined input/output code
Test Requirements: Put
Test Type into Menu heading
Help file now attempts to
display damaged help file instead of stopping.
5.0C
 20 Sep 2012
Set Label Edit: Removed possibility for
"Label 0" edit
Data Grid Display: Added option to
show/hide YValues for Weibull program in Setup Menu
Plot Display: Probability scale label
text now does not change if importing SSV file
Test Requirements: Reinstated solution
for finding test item quantity given time and reliability
5.0BZ
 13 SEPTEMBER 2012
Languages: Changed name from
"Default" to "Default English [American]"
Plot Label Characters: ",",
"X", and space " " are now decoded
from temporary file save
Abernethy Risk: Added "Now" to
Present Risk terminology
Abernethy Risk: Improved Robustness for
extremely large suspension values
File Load: Automatic recalculate
activated for nonFF files
GoodnessofFit: Added option to hide
when using regression for Weibayestype solution
GoodnessofFit: Added "O" in
front of fit label if correlation is only for linear data trend on scaling
Label Save: Improved robustness
Likelihood Solution: Added logic in
derivative estimation to improve robustness
Plot Label Characters: The
",", the "X", and the space " " are now coded for
temporary file save
Test Requirements: Improved additional
usage section ("Fulton" and "Wang")
GoodnessofFit: Added "O" in
front of fit label if correlation is only for linear data trend on scaling
Zoom
Menu: Added menu option "G..." function to menu option
"F..." (Removed option "G")
5.0BY
 5 MAY 2012
Help File: New comprehensive HELP
released for 5.0BX version
Help File: Changed name of "Flow
Chart" to "Best Practices Guide"
Help File: Easier SSW and SSV access to
Best Practices Guide (Analysis Wizard  Flow Chart)
Abernethy Risk: Reinstated ability to
choose preset usage rate options (D, H, M, Y)
Zoom: Added point label option to view
point as point value instead of symbol
Risk (Abernethy): Changed number
separator (delimiter) from "," to ";" for easier use in
Europe (per R. Schop)
5.0BX  21 Apr 2012
ChiSquared: Added chi^{2}choose
subroutine to select between ChiSquared methods
ChiSquared: Added chi^{2}CDFchoose
subroutine to select between ChiSquared methods
ChiSquared: Added chi^{2}DOFchoose
subroutine to select between ChiSquared methods
Confidence Menu: Changed
"S...Single Set..." to "I...Single
Set..."
Confidence Menu: Added "S...Set
Comparison / Difference Indication
Export: Improved output for Data List To Clipboard
File Input: Improved automatic report
analysis of multiple data sets
Former Results: Green checkmark now
activates
Interaction (MC): Added information
about decreasing error to output
Mixture SSW: Automated recalculation for
new method selection
Mixture SSW Batch Indication: Removed
adjustment to mle slope
Set Comparison: Added more
"Additional" information in report
Setup StartLock: Moved menu items
"G", "H", and "L" inside Zoom / Hide Options item
ThreeParameter (t0): Added startlock
for scale type (AR / NAR) in Setup
New version of YBATH mixture software
New Help file
New Flow Chart for decisions about how
to use data
5.0BW7
Apr 2012
Data Import: Improved import of text
files
File Input: Added automatic report
analysis of multiple data sets (per Todd Marquart)
GoodnessOfFit: AndersonDarling pA% added to report for mle (when
active)
Method/Input: Reinstated ‘Inspection
Option 1’ method to remain selected after initial choice
5.0BU23
Dec 2011
Warranty Import: Modified data paste
import algorithm to allow all zeroes in top row
Warranty Import: Modified data file import algorithm to ignore labels in top
row
Weibayes Calculation: Reverted to allowing confidence
for single occurrence data sets
5.0BT13
Dec 2011
Abernethy Risk: Improved result after
deletion of Planned Suspension
ChiSquared Function: Improved accuracy
with routines by Carl Tarum
5.0BSSkipped
5.0BR
 30 Nov 2011
Abernethy Risk: Time adjustment for
warranty limit with output intervals less than months (per R. Schop)
Test Planning: Clarified Test
Requirement menu wording for items D and E
Three Parameter Weibull: Restriction
added for t0 solution with discoverytype data values
Weibayes
Eta: Removed conflicting option for mmle (requested
by N. Mihaylov)
5.0BQ
 25 Oct 2011
Abernethy Risk: Improved extended range
calculation for Planned Suspensions [req. by Charlie Bonnen]
Automatic Data Files Load: Removed to
avoid nuisance error message [Carl Tarum]
PFEV Common Slope: Improved clarity of
output for sparse data
Probability Plot: Changed display of
interval data when multiple [req. by Todd Marquart]
Quality Limit Comparison (6Sigma):
Improved output for Cpk values up to 2.75 [req. by
Dennis Keisic]
5.0BP
 15 Oct 2011
Abernethy Risk: Improved results for
100% Occurrence Correction
Demonstrate/Sample: Added type I
suspension capability for single set simulation
HELP File Access: <F1> key
accesses custom HELP file
HELP File Search: "Eta" and
"Beta" and other distribution parameters added
Information Display: "Big"
information display expanded and readability improved
Message For No
Tools: Clarified explanation for no Tools availability in special circumstances
Network Operation: Improved installation
plus file storage/retrieval on network drives
PFEV: Extrapolation allowed for S/N
Curve
Special Characters  Not For Text: '{' and '}' characters reserved for batch
processing
Weibayes
Beta Same Each Set: Improved Robustness
Weibayes
Eta (for all distributions): Removed confidence calculation from pure mle solution
Weibull Library: Added option for
Failure Mechanism causes per Dan Daley
5.0BN – 1 Jul 2011
‘Abernethy Risk: Removed input data
adjustment…3parameter results improved [for FAA]
‘Abernethy Risk: Removed RBA Adjustment
for grouped data (overestimates present risk)
‘BPR: new Option “L” automatically fits
Nameplate Line through any % point
‘Method Change: Removed automatic change
of data type for method change
‘Method IntervalMLE: Improved solution
precision for Weibull
5.0BM
– 28 Jun 2011
Softcopy Total Report (and Standard
Report): Tab lineup improved
Data Grid: Improved Data Wizard
selection range
MLE Solution: Improved robustness for
interval mle
5.0BL
 1 Jun 2011
'Zoom/Point Symbol Display: Added 'Slow
Point Display' option to menu
'Batch Detection: Simplified 3rd
(automatic) test to a nonparametric comparison
'MLE Solution: Restored a former
solution process for more robust solution
5.0BK
 15 May 2011
'Former Results Menu: Changed
"Hide" to "Delete"
'BPR: Added batch processing entries for
(A)2ndFit%Point & (B)RI ( 2_X_Y_Z_A_B)
'BPR: Added multidistribution default
slope values for automated options
'BPR: Added Total Loss display in output
'BPR: Rearranged interactive and
1Button output display for clarification
'BPR: Removed nuisance "Set
Maximum" message from plot fit operations
'BPR 1Click: Added 'RI (Reliability
Index)' display option for Input
'BPR 1Click: Extended capability for
percent range of data points
'BPR Zoom: Added
costrateperproductionunit option in Zoom menu
'BPR Zoom: Changed so Automatic Reset
does not unhide standard fit line
'BPR Zoom: For Zoom menu ... Added
U...Extended Options to toggle between Standard and
Extended
'Calculation: Improved
WeibullBetatoLognormalSigF transform
'Calculation: Improved LognormalSigFtoWeibullBeta transform
'Distribution Analysis: Added capability
for Normal with Life Equations
'Partial % Mixture (BATCH) Detect:
Improved accuracy
'Precise Reading: Removed nuisance
change of selected set upon <ENTER> or <ESC>
'QLC: Added option for long term Cpk[1.5]
together with short term Cpk[0]
'QLC: Improved menu sequencing to speed
access
'Sample/Demonstrate: In Special Monte
Carlo, added Monte Carlo Type "Sample From
Distribution"
'Risk/Abernethy: Reduced display of
parameter mismatch message
'Risk/Abernethy: Added O...Abernethy Additional
Input Range
5.0BJ
 Intermediate Version  not released
5.0BI
– 22 Jan 2011
Label Edit: Labelonly filename saved to
configuration file
Plot: Point colors can now be assigned
according to point label
Plot: Point symbol rendering adjusted
for stronger outlines
Plot/Report/Table Tabs: Added A…Activate Plot (or Report) to menu
Warranty: Expanded alternate
orientations (MOPMIS, MISMOP, MOPMOA, MOAMOP, etc.)
Warranty: Improved import of data with
blanks
Additional SuperSMITH®: added (for 1
data set or more V…View Additional Probability Plot …
Batch Detect: Added comparison #3 with
likelihood ratio
Data Input: Clarified data entry type
descriptions
Plot Display: Set label, n/s still shon when no analysis possible (1 occurrence with ran regression,
etc.)(Marquart)
Weibayes
Icon Menu: Defaults to 63.21206% confidence when no occurrences
5.0BH
 24 Nov 2010
Label File: Separated from retention of
data file name
Plot/Report/Table menu: Clarified
options
Quality Limit Comparison: Now has option
for cPk as well as PPM
Report Tab (top of results box): Now
accesses Plot/Report/Table menu
Abernethy Risk: Coordinated all variable
sequence input menus
Abernethy Risk: Improved correlation
between different output ranges
Abernethy Risk Menu: Clarified analysis
units
Abernethy Risk: Calibrated present risk
with/without future planned replacement
Test Planning: Extended to nonlife
situations (e.g. tests for sufficient elec. current per German Mojica, Aerocivil
Threeparameter (t_{0})
Solution: Added double precision for improved accuracy
Threeparameter (t_{0})
Solution: Clarified input menu and selections
Weibayes
Confidence for Zero Failures: Nominal estimate changed to median estimate
5.0BG
 9 Oct 2010
DEMO: Input data alteration magnified
DEMO: Only one program needs to unlocked
for all to be unlocked
Data Grid: Synchronized display of
selected data points before/after screen resize
Menus: Highlighted selected menu option
box choices with capital letters
Precise Reading: Expanded capability to
read from marker lines
Abernethy Risk: Reorganized output
display to make results clearer and more consistent
Abernethy Risk: Improved calculation for
Scheduled ('hard') Replacement
Abernethy Risk: Now tolerant to negative
value entry for Production and Planned Suspension
Abernethy Risk: Improved risk solution
for Weibull 3parameter model
Abernethy Risk: Improved designation of
time for 60 year forecast plot
Auto load: Improved automatic program
start and file load for selection just from file list
PFEV Accel. Testing:
Solution more robust for extraploation to New
Variable Value
PFEV Accel. Testing:
Reduced bias solution improved for Lognormal, Normal, and Gumble
models t_{0} Solution: Removed possibility for mle
solution for t_{0} when using rr
fit method
5.0BF  2 Aug 2010
Zoom: Added a menu selection for XAxis
value standard scientific format (1E+6) or (1000000)
Zoom: Moved items (Suspension +
Discovery ..., Plot Side Symbol ...) to Point Symbol Display menu
Label/Style Edit: Added Line Edit Icon
(Next To Symbol Edit Icon)
Accelerated Testing: Made it easier to
change between rr and mle solution types
Confidence Menu: Clarified both Fit
Method and Fit Comparison entries
Confidence: Removed nuisance message for
Assurance calculation
Confidence: Removed unnecessary recalculation
for pv Monte Carlo
confidence
Method/Input: Added menu item V...Value
Start [VS] Input For Parameter [mle
Only]
Plot: Removed indication of "No (/
Select)" for confidence if no confidence selected
Report: Clarified indication of solution
parameters
5.0BE 
10 Jul 2010
DEMO: Curves now smooth for auxiliary plots (LR Contours, Abernethy Risk,
& Optimum Replacement)
File Name Reset: Auto program launch resets filename
Analysis: Improved robustness of display for very small samples
File Name: Removed file name retention if sample data is activated
Mixture Menu: Clarified partial % affected (BATCH) YScale selection
Plot Size: Restricted to fit closer to data (w/ and w/o suspensions)
Test Requirement Menu (Initial): Clicking on checkmark now goes to standard
menu
Weibayes (Equation Menu): Expanded to Weibull 3P and
Lognormal distributions
Zoom (Line Intersection): More robust for Gumbel distribution
5.0BD
7 Jun 2010
Labels: Improved highresolution aspect ratio of label boxes for first file
load
Menus: Removed appearance of selection boxes after selection is made
Abernethy Risk: Clarified the terminology used for the menu selections
Abernethy Risk: Added 100% Occurrence Correction for New Renewal /
Production Item
Calculator/Confidence: Improved sample size estimate for likelihood ratio
test of difference
Confidence: Added W...Dimension [d.o.f.] For
Likelihood Ratio Method to menu
Confidence: Adjusted the Justified Likelihood Function (JLF) for milder
contour adjustment
Display of Suspensions: Improved for Gumbel, Normal
Method: Improved likelihood solution robustness for Gumbel and Normal with
suspensions
Test Requirements: Added option for test type ... timebased or valuebased
Test Requirements: Clarified menu options
Test Requirements: Improved test menu for Gumbel+ distribution
Test Requirements: Added option R...r ... Ratio Estimate Of (Life
Capability) / (Life Goal)
5.0BC –
15 Mar 2010
Clipboard: Improved robustness for sending text to the clipboard
Dropdown Menus: Increased width for language changes
HELP File: Improved system finding of file locations
Opening Screen (About): Clarified lower button
Plot Grid: Added option for Grid Line Size Lock in Label/Style selection and in
menu for plot line type selection
Zoom: Fit line hide (points still visible) more robust
3D Likelihood Plot: Added Button for Change Type (View Location or Function
Location)
Data Input: Suspension entry more robust with respect to subsequent export
Gumbel: Improved mle solution for data sets with
large suspension quantities
Gumbel Upper: Improved 3D likelihood Plot for this distribution
Lognormal: Streamlined mle solution for data sets
with suspensions
Mixture: Added Batch Detection requirement for minimum 20 occurrences and 20
suspensions
Mixture: Added Batch Detection direct link to View Additional Plot requested by
Ronald Schop
Probit: Confidence limits on parameters added for
betabinomial confidence – mean (lo, hi) not showing for regr
Sample: Clarified menu for type of suspensions in sample data sets
Weibayes: Clarified selection and display of which
method (rr or mle) used for
solution
5.0BB
 20 Jan 2010
Batch Processing: If brackets, [...],
are omitted, software will linger after analyzing data file
Data Cut/Copy: Improved speed and added
an indication of progress [for Marquart]
Data Import: No longer inserts zeroes
automatically for spaces
Data Import: Warranty format input now
allows blank entries (for zeroes)
Font Select(Labels):
Improved ease of font change
Label Edit: Improved set label placement
on plot immediately after label edit finish
Random # Generator: Switched to Carl Tarum's routine
Significant Figures: Improved for very
large and very small numbers [for Barringer]
Startup (Information) Screen: Made
existing icons active (formerly only images)
Zoom Menu: Added selection R...Precise
Range For Linear Scale Zoom (does not round)
3D Likelihood Plot: Duplicated option in
Plot/Report choices (also in Precise Reading)
Batch Detection: Added to Mixture
Analysis Options (requested by Ronald Schop)
Calculator: Added choice for contour
test to Set Comparison / Difference Indication
Data Entry: More robust for single
occurrence data sets
Dimensions: More robust for Monte Carlo
simulation
Marker Line: Improved selection of line
and limited quantity of marker lines to 12
PFEV(Step):
Set # displayed when entering step/stress sequence
Set Comparison: Improved analysis for
very small data sets
Weibayes
Menu: Added Weibayes Report selection to show Input
and Output of analysis
Ybath(TM)
Activation: Clarified exit process at top of SSW program when Ybath is active
5.0BA
 10 Sep 2009
All Source Code: Substituted all
3rdparty code with native Fulton Findings code
Active Results Tabs: Normalized
placement of second tab for all resolutions
Data Input By Keyboard: Now asks whether
to display point label on plot for 1sttime entry
Data Wizard: Added Data Wizard button to
data grid
Data Wizard: Improved user interface for
point label edit
Data Wizard: Improved set label edit
DragDrop: Replaced slow moving
programming language routines with fast Fulton Findings routines
DropDown Menu Items: Changed menu order
to better agree with icon placement
Icons: Increased size of data grid icons
when grid is full screen
Language: Changed Spanish word for
"Print" to "Impression"
Menus: Normalized mouse location metrics
for more robust operation in all resolutions
Point Labels: Improved user interface
for editing and displaying some or all of point labels
Precise Reading on Plot: Improved number
display
BPR Menu: Total Production Sensitivity
calculation improved
BPR 1Click Automatic Fit: Improved
identification of selected points by % input
BPR 1Click Automatic Fit: Warning added
when dimension change needed to add marker line
Confidence Menu: Okay button (checkmark)
now produces same as A...Activate in menu
IntervalMLE: Improved robustness for
intervalonly data without much datatodata variability
Label Edit Parameter Box: Removed option
to show Mu and Sig on Plot for Weibull and Gumbel
PFEV: Improved label for line at new value(s)
PFEV: Improved standard error
calculation
PFEVStepStress: Improved ease of entry
for stepstress sequence
PFEVStepStress: Improved plot of line fornew values(s) of engineering variable(s)
PFEVStepStress: Improved response to
data change
Precise Reading: Enabled reading of
marker lines 2 and above especially for PFEV
Rank Table and BValue List: Improved
display of values close to 1
Sample/Simulate: Improved robustness of
MC sample results storage
Test Requirements: Simplified menu,
added notes, and clarified menu items
Test Requirements: Expanded possible
range of values entered for BValue % and Reliability
Test Requirements: Improved accuracy of
calculation for nonWeibull test planning
5.0B 
28 May 2009
BPR: Added menu option for Total Production Sensitivity ... Estimate For
Input Change
BPR: Removed menu option for Total Production Display ... now always displayed
BPR: Added Nameplate Production and Production Effectiveness to output
Demonstrate/Sample: Improved robustness and organization of Special MonteCarlo Simulation
Demonstrate/Sample: Special MonteCarlo (MPVType) now
includes median results
Demonstrate/Sample: Special MonteCarlo (MPVType)
output options expanded
File Load: Increased robustness for loading with small set quantity
Method: Added Reduced Bias Adjustment Median+ (RBApb)
from Paul Barringer
Method RBApb for Beta: Adjusted C4 power from 3.5 to
3.52 per Paul Barringer MC Results
Method RBApb for Eta: Added C4 power of 0.217 per
Paul Barringer MC results
5.0AZ 
31 Mar 2009
Main Screen: Icon layout simplified
and organized for more logical layout
Main Screen: Removed nuisance message occurring during resize
Menus: Added option buttons to selected menu choices
Plot Color Select: Lock Change By File option added to exclude color choices
from data file
Zoom: Plot point display options expanded to include display of points with
specific point labels
Zoom: Plot point display start lock improved
Zoom: Improved Point Symbol Type entry with new icon on plot edit screen
Batch: Improved BPR automatic analysis
BPR: Added pve% (goodness of fit) for fit of selected
points
BPR: Moved BPR icon to main screen and removed from Mixture section
BPR: Analysis expanded to 12 sets at a time (if no Nameplate analysis)
BPR: Added 1Click analysis capability
Label Edit: Added symbol icon for edit of point symbols
Mixture Menu: Simplified and implemented numbers for activation selections
Normal Distribution: Switched to more precise calculation routine from Carl
Tarum
Solution: Removed indication of solution for 1 data value if no slope given
Zoom: Added value display for verticalscale cursor location during marker
point addition
5.0AY 
Intermediate Version for development
5.0AX 
15 Jan 2009
File
Access: Removed oldstyle file dialogue box
Normal Distribution: Changed to more precise estimates programmed by Carl Tarum
Batch Processing: Added BPR solution with 2_X_Y_Z inputs on command line and [Bx] outputs
BPR: Automatic solution for reliability point improved by solving at last
crossing point
BPR: Color of BPR confidence line can be linked to data set color
BPR Zoom: Added option to hide standard set labels, only showing line labels
BPR Zoom: Added option to put all text analysis results simultaneously into
clipboard
Data Grid: Switched to VB6 for programming and new MSFlexGrid
for grid object
Dimensions: Expanded marker line quantity to 24 maximum (minus active data set
quantity)
PFEV: Improved display of fit line for suspensiononly data set when common
slope used
Test Planning: Added option for Sudden Death Test Time (% Of Full)
5.0AW 
6 Dec 2008
Goodnessoffit
(g.o.f): Added column to plot parameter box when
using mle for fit & AD g.o.f
BPR: Added visibility of std. dev. in parameter box (but only when in BPR menu)
BPR: Added designation of parameter box location in BPR zoom menu
BPR: Default now is 8.3 of top points for nameplate line Option K fit
BPR: Default now is 25 for Beta for nameplate line Option K fit
5.0AV 
28 Nov 2008
DEMO Version: Added note on plot DEMO ONLY 
DATA ALTERED
Dimensions: Expanded to eliminate nuisance Out Of Range message
File Save: Simplified files access routines and especially automatic load of
sample data
BPR: Added fit line thickness option for BPR Zoom
BPR: Removed reliabilityfromconfidence in Production Line options (already in
Change Point)
BPR: Added visibility of calculated reliability in parameter box (but only when
in BPR menu)
Dimensions: Maximum data set quantity on same plot increased to 12
Dimensions: Maximum marker line quantity is now compliment of data set quantity
(up to 20)
PFEV: Immediate update of analysis for standard PFEV when fit method is changed
Plot: Simplified the Xaxis and Yaxis automatic numbering
5.0AU 
15 Nov 2008
Capability: Compatible with recent new revision of IEC61649
Information Display: Reset default to Tooltips with Select Display
Abernethy Risk: Changed nomenclature for upper / lower bounds in menu and
output
BPR: Added % of upper data fit for production line
BPR: Added % of upper data fit for nameplate line
BPR: Added option to find reliability by intersection between data and
production line lower bound
Confidence Menu: Clarified options
IntervalMLE: Note added for changing to/from discoveries/intervals on
automatic data sequence change
Label Input: SSV YAxis no longer overwrites existing SSW label
Partial % Affected (3P): Minimum allowable % affected (batch) based on highest
occurrence plot position
Point Representation: More robust for suspension display when 1st point is a
suspension
PFEV Menu: Clarified options
Step Stress: Marker Line label clarified when BValue parameter previously
selected for regular PFEV
Vertical Plotting Position: Removed extra adjustment for Bernards
approximation for a 1point plot
Vertical Plotting Position: Removed extra adjustment for binomial method
Vertical Plotting Position: Improved location of supension
points (when shown) for frequency table input
5.0AT 
25 Aug 2008
Value Entry Box: Clarified function of selectable item
Total Picture: Menu item reinstated for switching negativeorpositive display
of suspensions
Accelerated Test (Fit): More robust for data sets with only suspensions
Accelerated Test (Plot Line At New ... Value): Default engineering variable is
last entry
Confidence: Initializes all XValues to avoid nuisance misplot
due to previous use of different method
PVE% and CCC: No longer quantityadjusted for Probit2 and Probit3, while
KaplanMeier still adjusted
Risk: Improved display for Abernethy Additional Estimates when RBA1 method is
selected
StepStress: Improved wording about singleload solution naturally giving lower
slope than multiload data
5.0AS 
8 Aug 2008
Start Lock: Now includes Point Symbol Type
5.0AR –
25 Jul 2008
ACH Plotting: Returned ability to evaluate suspensions for plotting of the
actual data
Batch Mode Processing: File name shown on plot if this setup option was
previously chosen
Data Wizard: Changed E...Delete Special to E...Edit Special
Data Wizard: For E...Edit Special, Added T...Occurrence Only Change To
Suspension
File Access Error Message: More details like ... FILENAME, PATH, EXPLANATION
Icon Select: Improved icon click response
Information Display: Added option in HELP menu for Big Information Display (Big
Letters)
Information Display: Added option in information menu for Big Information
Display (Big Letters)
Information Display: When magnified also shows data grid selections
Software Name: Standardized on SuperSMITH(R), officially registered name
Software Name: Changed acronyms to SSW (Weibull), SSV (Visual), and SSY (Ybath)
Warranty Format Import: Now allows blank cells in source data to represent zero
occurrences
Zoom: T...Point Side Symbol Display menu item changed to U...
Zoom: Added menu item T...Suspension + Discovery ... Plot Display = Yes / No
Zoom: Menu item T... available to select for change even with no data
Abernethy Risk: Enabled 0...None / Reset entry for Planned Suspension Expected
Abernethy Risk: Table output for SSW plot coordinated with range selected
BPR: For Nameplate Line ... added input type I...Plot Point Fit With Upper Data
Point (simplified version of H)
BPR: For Nameplate Line ... added input type J...Plot Point Fit With Additional
Upper Point on Production Line
Confidence: Message improved about method mismatch between lr
confidence and rr fit
Distribution Analysis: Improved presentation of comparison method [req. by
Anthony Cerra, FAA N.E.]
Input: Improved robustness for suspension data pasted from clipboard and method
changed from standard to intervalmle
Plot Vertical Axis: Valuelabel zigzag pattern (for readability) more stable
5.0AQ  22 Mar 2008
Batch Processing: The L option (run, fileload, linger) was change to h
(hold)
Batch Processing: The yffffffff option (library item
save option) was changed to
Lffffffff
Batch Processing: Added 1_E_X_Y option to create a marker line, E=Equations,
X=Location, Y=Scale
Batch Processing: Added [zc], [zp],
and [zfxxxxxxxx] options for Precise Reading
Batch Processing: The xV option (V is some value)
was added for input of a horizontal axis value
Batch Processing: The yV option (V is some value)
was added for input of a vertical axis value
Precise Reading: <Enter> returns to main menu now
Zoom: Hide option (Yes / No) returns to main screen now
Risk (Abernethy): Discovery and interval type probability also doubled for RBA
present risk
Risk (Abernethy): Method expanded to handle data values significantly higher
than median
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5.0AP 
5 Mar 2008
Abernethy Risk: Added Abernethy Additional Estimates for MTBF, RATE, AVAL,
and TvsO
Calculator: Changed MTTF to MTBF for Option Q...With Planned Renewal
Confidence (lr): Removed nuisance subscript out of
bounds indication
Data Import: Made probit method more robust to single column data entry
Rank Table: Automatically rounds up/down to closest significant figure
Setup: Changed name of option T...Anaysis
Distribution Equations to E...Distribution Equations
Tzero Solution: Option M...Method For Finding t0 ... mle
result now more robust
Weibayes: Solution line can be automatic even if
there are no occurrences
5.0AO 
Skipped This Version # because of confusion of 0 and O
5.0AN 
25 Jan 2008
Distribution/Program Name Box: Improved location and sizing for different
screen resolutions
Monte Carlo: Default random # seed changed to 3939889 (was 3979771) for wider
default spread
VISTA(Microsoft) Operating System: Added more automatic help information
Batch Processing: Added true report output format for Abernethy Risk and
Optimum Replacement
Batch Processing: Improved confidence estimation and distribution analysis
Plot YScale: Options to show fractions (Occur and Not Occur) instead of
percent
Risk Outside Interaction Correction: Added percenttype input
Risk Production and Additional Usage / Test Time: Changed menu options A and B
to C and K
Weibayes (Green Label): Reinstated regression
solution option
Weibayes (Green Label): Regression through a
singledata occurrence point added
Weibayes (Green Label): Added special regression
solution (YvsX)
Weibayes (Green Label): Added pure mle solution option as well as median mle
solution
5.0AM 
23 Oct 2007
Drawing Line On Plot: Improved number display box locations to avoid cursor
on top of box
Files: More robust for spaces in file names
Calculator <Student Version>: Reinstated Chi^2
Data Import: Added Stackedtype format ... XValue PointQuantity SuspensionType PointLabel
Data Wizard: Added Data Sorted By Point Label (for Stackedtype Import)
Distribution Analysis <Student Version>: Reinstated
Method/Input: Clarified menu choices
Method/Input <Student Version>: Removed K...Likelihood Ratio Minimum from
menu choices to simplify
Method/Input <Student Version>: Reinstated pve%
option for Regression Fit Comparison + Display Type
Plot/Report <Student Version>: Reinstated pve%
option for Regression Fit Comparison + Display Type
Test Plan <Student Version>: Reinstated with 3 test items maximum and 1
allowable failure maximum
5.0AL 
5 Sep 2007
Batch Processing: DEMO does not accept input data without altering
Batch Processing: Activated u option (version on results) by rearranging
subroutine call sequence
Batch Processing: Added option g to set Regression Fit Comparison +
Display Type (r^2, pve%, pA%)
Label Edit
Modified mle: Removed intermittent refusal to convert
for lognormal
Three Parameter: Partial % Affected robustness improved for change of
method
Weibull Library: Clarified activation choices menu items
Weibull Library: Added 1...Instantaneous Item Save
Weibull Library: Removed activation choices menu choice N (n/s always saved
with item now)
Weibull Library: Combined activation choices menu choices T and U into one
choice T
Weibull Library: Added choice N...None ... Reset / Clear for compatibility to
other menus
Weibull Library: Added choice X...Exit for compatibility to other menus
Weibull Library: Changed item save menu choice Z to choice N for compatibility
with other menus
5.0AK  18 Aug 2007
File Save: Extension .w added automatically to
FF filenames saved from WSW (if no extension specified)
Zoom: Improved location of intersection points for large suspension quantity
5.0AJ 
7 Aug 2007
Variable Usage/Production: Now can use comma or period for delimiter as
appropriate
5.0AI 
26 Jun 2007
Text File Import: Improved import with commas and spaces
Batch Processing: Can specify 3 parameter solution with 3 or 3AR after e
option on command line
Batch Processing: Can specify Weibayes analysis
with e option (method must be mle) with Beta input
Batch Processing: Can specify modified mle method
with m2(#) options ... # = 0, 1, 2, 3
Confidence Menu: Improved clarity and operation for MC trial size
ThreeParameter: Automated solution for early suspensions
ThreeParameter: No positive tzero solution allowed if discoveries in data
set
5.0AH 
21 May 2007
Batch Processing: Added option u to put version info on plot and report
Zoom: Right mouse click returns to main screen
Confidence: Removed additional shift for Gumbel+ fm method
Confidence Contour: Added BValue vs. Beta capability
IntervalMLE: Discovery type data counted for RBA solution
Marker Line: New option in menu (similar to Zoom item), Add Line By Plot
(Click + Drag)
Set Comparison: Added capability for probit pffValue
Set Comparison: Improved userinteface and
clarified terminology
Zoom: Changed terminology from AddOnPlot to AddByPlot
5.0AG 
2 May 2007
Confidence (pv): Removed nuisance message about
not enough data when suspensions are present
Dimensions: Default is now 10 sets x 2400 entries to start
5.0AF  1 May 2007
BPR: Extended the total loss calculations to grouped data format (probit,
KM)
Data Grid Entry: Removed nuisance restriction blocking change from suspension
to occurrence
Confidence(pv): Removed nuisance repeat of dimension
limit statement
LR Contours: Added FF lr test difference indication
to plot title
Marker Line: Changed terminology to this instead of Only Line
Marker Point: Changed terminology to this instead of Special Point
Marker Line Point Entry: Negative for Gumbel & Normal now okay even when
negative <> suspension
Present Risk (Now): Removed original method for calculation ... now only uses
double failure effect
Weibull Library: Removed nuisance entry of 9.123E+32 upon cancel
Weibayes (Equation Label): Removed rr capability for solution for improved clarity in results
Weibayes (Icon): Added menu item for putting line on
plot upon activation
5.0AE 
12 Apr 2007
Color Sequence: Revised default color sequence for points/lines
Input Data: Improved data type recognition
BPR: Extended the loss calculations to grouped data format
5.0AD  2 Apr 2007
Results To Clipboard: Removed nuisance notification that output did occur
Language (English): Replaced Buyer with Consumer
Language (English): Replaced Seller with Producer
Menus: Analysis reset option standardized to N...None ... Reset (located just
before X...Exit)
Scaling: Log scale numbering expanded in highest scale
About Dialogue Box Display: Removed nuisance reset upon activation
Accelerated Test: Improved analysis for large suspension quantities
Calculator: Moved A...Anderson Darling to D... Anderson Darling
Confidence: Removed nuisance message for LR confidence on intervalmle data
Confidence: Improved smoothness of LR confidence for very small data sets
Export Results: Streamlined output for option F...Save Parameter Only To Clipboard
PFEV for Probabilistic Miners Rule: Moved R...Reset to N...New
PFEV: Removed lockout of standard data plot confidence bounds
Risk Titles: Put Abernethy Risk first and then Quantity Expected
Test Requirement: Added Producer Risk and Consumer Risk to output
Test Requirement: Added Additional Item Test Time (per Julius Wang)
Test Requirement: Expanded and clarified display
Test Requirement: Swapped test requirement K and L choices to agree with
handbook notation
Test Requirement: Added link to Life Remaining (from Calculator)
5.0AC  3 Mar 2007
BPR: Improved handling of results for multiple data sets
PFEV: Changed Probabilistic S/N Curve to Probabilistic Miners Rule
Risk: Analysis Type now defaults to Standard (was Former)
Risk: Analysis Type RBA option removed
5.0AB 
21 Feb 2007
Data Entry: Update to ensure correct entry of occurrences and suspensions
Plot: Update for better line plotting near lower left axes point
5.0AA 
15 Feb 2007
Confidence: Added Likelihood Value Grid
Demonstrate/Sample: Removed nuisance program stoppage at parameter input
5.0A  6
Feb 2007
File Line Input: Improved robustness with additional endoffile check
Icons: New look for icons for better recognition
BPR: Zoom SelectOnPlot allows multiple resizing before returning to menu
Confidence: Improved robustness of new lr solution
calculation for regression fit
Confidence: Improved accuracy of standard PFEV confidence using LR
GoodnessOfFit: Implemented Carl Tarum’s updates to
Dr. Bobs CCC model
GoodnessOfFit: Updates to Dr. Bobs CCC model verified by Paul Barringer
GoodnessOfFit: Implemented Carl Tarum’s updates to
Wes Fulton’s pve model
PFEV: Selection option for S/N scale orientation
PFEV: Simplification/separation of menu options
PFEV: Standard error for PFEV fit automatically shown in PFEV results
PFEV: StepStress parameter confidence expanded and improved
Sample/Simulate: Improved robustness of changing distributions
4.0WX 
14 Dec 2006
Mixture/BPR: Moved icon back to main screen
4.0WW  10 Dec 2006
Plot Color Yes/No: Simplified choice from Plot/Report menu
Abernethy Risk: Improved Next Expected Occurrence for RBA output
Data Type Display: Now using >< for interval symbol display
Data Type Display:Suspension display okay now for
inspect option 1
Library Save: Moved Weibull Library icon to main screen
Method Change: Removed nuisance file message and replot of additional analysis
data
Optimum Replacement and Risk: Removed nuisance output display with numbers too
far apart
4.0WV 
14 Oct 2006
Data Import: Improved consistency of Point Label input
Grid Label: Added " _ Point Name" to data format description
Method/Input: Improved easeofuse for selecting mle unbias method
Date Format: Added YearMoDay format
Nomenclature: Removed "Prediction" from Precise Reading section
Accelerated Test (PFEV): Improved capability for viewing BValues on S/N Curves
Critical Correlation: Improved normal/lognormal values for N = 3 to 30
Data Import: Improved robustness of data input especially for warranty data
Setup: Weibull Library selections now have dropdown options (from text files)
Special Monte Carlo Simulation: Added MPV capability for t0, r/LL, BValue1,
BValue2
Plot Display: Option for display of suspension and discovery data on plot
Plot Display: Improved display of IntervalMLE data
on plot
Prr Display: Improved consistency of display for set
delete
pve Adjustment for W2P: New pve
values based upon latest research
Remaining Life Analysis: Added capability in Calculator section
4.0WU 
11 Jul 2006
Batch Processing: Report Bvalue list now as selected by user (saved in .INI
file)
Calculator: Added Mixture Expected Occurrence Ratio to Interactions (Mode A vs.
B)
Confidence: Pivotal MC confidence can save parameters as well as r and LL
Confidence: Random number start lock put in menu (not prompted each time)
Critical Correlation: Improved values for Weibull 2parameter for N = 3 to 30
Demonstrate/Sample: Added Mixture Expected Occurrence Ratio to Interactions
(Mode A vs. B)
Weibayes: Added capability for very large suspension
quantities
4.0WT 
21 Jun 2006
Zoom: Clarified selection menu for At Value
BPR: Default quantity for Calculator YScale value set to actual quantity
4.0WS  14 Jun 2006
Selection Dialogue Box: Improved return to previous selection for
<ESC> or Close
Zoom Dialogue Box: Clarified which entries not yet entered
4.0WR 
13 May 2006
Data Sort: Improved robustness for intervalmle
type data
Equation Change: Removed nuisance mle modified
message for normal distribution selection
Library Item Save: Clarified confidence output for parameters
Method/Input: Changed the default LRM to 50%
Method/Input: Clarified choices for normal distribution mlemodified
Method/Input: Improved robustness of automatic recalculation
Rank Table: Improved display of data type
Special Monte Carlo: Removed restriction that sample distribution = analysis
distribution
4.0WP 
3 May 2006
Help: Added analysis comment capability
Batch Operation: Added save picture/report as bitmap file
Color Choices: Added option for same for all points and lines
Color Choices: Standardized and clarified color dialogue box
Output: Added save picture as bitmap file
Zoom Menu: Simplified F... At Value data entry
Calculator: Added AndersonDarling goodness of fit
Demonstrate/Sample: Special Monte Carlo simulation options added
Distribution Analysis: Added AndersonDarling goodness of fit
Import: Warranty data transform improved for warranty limit
Method/Input: Added Likelihood Ratio Minimum for Distribution Analysis
Plot/Report: Added AndersonDarling goodness of fit
Rank Table: Improved output to display plotting position values for suspensions
Risk Analysis: Improved robustness for production with planned replacement
4.0WN  1 Mar 2006
Demo: Enhanced notice of altered input data
File: Removed input capability for very old (DOS) format
Point Labels: Enhanced capability
Set/Line Labels: Attached end of pointer line to plot grid value
Temp Files: Added title names
Zoom: Refined location of additional line on plot
Confidence: Clarified method part of menu
Method/Input: Clarified input data type selection
Normal/Gumbel Distributions: Negative value designation does not change if data
present
Optimum Replacement: Added option to display lower cost output only for plot
Risk Analysis: Made output more robust for all distributions
Student Version: Removed access to WSV for Risk and Plot/Report options
Test/Additional Usage: Refined output when no production is present
Weibayes: Clarified message for icon ... Not For
Grouped Or Interval Data
Ybath Results in WSW: Improved display of log
likelihood for MLE solution
Zoom: Scaling automatically includes single point data (even with no fit line)
4.0WM  27 Nov 2005
High Suspension Count: Improved consistency of calculation
Data Entry/Import: Automatic recognition of grouped data import (in FF format)
Data Entry/Import: Improved robustness of data acceptance
Prediction/Precise Reading: Improved consistency of high resolution display
4.0WL  11 Nov 2005
Data Entry/Import: Improved data quantity capability (esp. for
microelectronics)
Data Entry/Import: Added import capability for point labels
Data Export(Hardcopy/Softcopy): Easy row and column export to clipboard
Data Wizard: Added point quantity merge (change multiple entries to frequency
entry)
File Input: Restore of Chr$(13) when depleted for
small files
Icon Selection Display: Icon borders get lighter when cursor moves over them
Icon FollowBox: Improved descriptions
Setup: Removed unnecessary options from menu display
Setup: Returns to menu after selection with display of choice
Setup: Does not double option for point quantities past maximum
Setup: Sample File Copy choice presented immediately after installation
Zoom: Added XRange and YRange Lock Start
Calculator: Removed H... and L... options to consolidate to I... option
Confidence: Improved probit confidence icon display
Data Import/Entry: Automatic option to change to intervalmle
or grouped data
Data Type Display: New option for o/s (occurrence quantity/suspension quantity)
File Save: Clarified caution for saving loaded WSV file as WSW format
Method: Removed different modified mle results for
Mixture, Distr. Analysis and Predict
Method: Clarified naming for fit method choices
Method: Reset standard rr fit to XonY for Inspect
Option #1
Only Line: Not deleted upon Weibull2 to Weibull3 change
PFEV: Improved beta confidence display and output
PFEV: Improved display of data and curve fit with WSV
PFEV: Improved storage/retrieval of stepstress results
PFEV: Improved robustness of stepstress results
PFEV: Only line for untested value shows fit type
PFEV: <ESC> key stops lengthy stepstress calculations
Predict: Added BValue list and XValue list outputs
Report: Improved tolerance to large Eta values
Risk: Added import capability for variable usage/production rate
Risk: Improved automatic conversion of variable usage/production rate
Risk: Added Outside Interaction Correction Ratio for helpful/detrimental
seasonal effects
Sample: Added I...Interaction (like in calculator)
Test Requirements: Added U...Usage Time to Demonstrated Capability
Weibayes: Clarified confidence indication (WBm = Weibayes using modified mle, 0 = mle
Weibayes: Removed "mle"
from option title
Warranty Data Input: Warranty Limit for Input Ages (no failures/time after
warranty)
4.0WK 
10 Mar 2005
Additional: Removed video launch button
Language/Currency: Moved menu item A...File Name On
Plot, to K...
Setup: Starting menu is general
Zoom: XRange + YRange Lock At Value improved
Calculator: Mean to Eta conversion more tolerant to zero input
Confidence: pv method more robust
Interval mle: Solution for small data sets more
robust
Predict: Return to predict menu from results upon <ESC> for only line
Library: Added menu options D,U,V to allow appending
library items to output
Lock: Clarified lock for method, etc.
Method: Automatic Conversion of Probit data to Interval mle
data improved
Method: Added G...Fit Type For mle Modified and
removed dialogue box
Method: Added J...Input Type Inspect Sample to Sample = Difference or No
Difference
Method: Interval MLE  now can select with standard data
Plot/Report: The n/s designation adjusted for Difference or No Difference in
Grouped Data
Risk: Added RBA for forecast to address small population issues
Risk: Added RBA1 for looking only at occurrence expectation
Risk: RBA adjustment now for both forecast and present
Risk and Optimum Replacement: Improved response to <ENTER> key for menu
Setup: Activate or Exit in menus goes back to start of Setup
Softcopy Total Report: Rank Table output limited to 300 points due to clipboard
restrictions
Subroutine: Renamed "suspns" to "allptcount"
Suspension: Automatic ranking for samevalued suspensions and occurrences more
robust
3Parameter: FindOptimum off response clarified
4.0WJ  1 Oct 2004
Batch Run: Clarified display for input suggestions
Data Wizard: Added point labels (especially for S/N info)
Label/Style: Added caution for saving of labels only
Library File Save: Now does not change default data file name
Menus: Replaced parenthesis with alternate punctuation for clarity
Zoom: Added H...XRange + YRange Lock Reset To Former
Accelerated Test: Added Y...View XY Data + Function With WSV
Batch Processing: Improved execution for iX command
BPR: Changed BPR Zoom to special functions only with return to BPR
BPR: Precise reading on plot now returns to BPR
BPR: Added H...Start New Change Point List With Each Edit = Yes/No
BPR: Vertical label defaults to Reliability
Calculator: Made etatomean calculation double precision for std. dev.
Confidence: LR contour display more consistent after data change
Confidence: LR contour save/view improved
Method Change: Added automatic conversion capability for probittointv5(mle)
Mixture Analysis: Ybath activation changed ... added
special menu
Optimum Replacement: Lengthofview and blockreplacement saved with file
Regression: YonX now standard for both Inspect Option#1 and Grouped
Regression: pve% display consistency enhanced
Small Data Sets: Clarified message about Weibayes and
mle analysis
Sample/Demonstrate: Added early, late, and internal type suspensions
Warranty Import: Default method is now Inspect Option #1
4.0WH  7 Apr 2004
Confidence: Added menu item for Save Contour/Simulation Data
Confidence: Removed Save Contour/Simulation Data prompt for pv
and lr confidence
Confidence: Improved contour robustness for probit lr method
Precise Reading parameter select: Changed letters of basic options E,I,L to
Q,R,Z to avoid conflict
BPR: Nameplate colors same as Production colors for Same As Data Set option
Equation Label: Added 3Parameter Weibull
Sort: Improved for high starting data values to avoid nuisance Beta < 0
message
4.0WG  17 Mar 2004
File Access: Improved tolerance for bad file name entry
File Access: Improved input of former files
Data Import: Improved consistency of .PRN file import
Data Import: Improved robustness of Paste from clipboard
Plot symbols: Improved consistency of symbol rendering on plot
Standard message box: Improved response for <ENTER> key
BatchRun: Added capability to automatically load label file
Zoom: Removed Point Symbol Automatic? prompt for Zoom reset
CCC and PVE%: Improved accuracy for large data sets and Inspect Option 1 (W2P
& N/LN)
Plot/Analysis: Increased suspension quantity allowed
Risk: Added lower/allaffected options for Wauben
suspension quantity adjustment
Weibull Library: Added memory for filename of single item save
Weibull Library: Added memory for titles of userselected comment fields
Demonstrate/Simulate/Sample: Clarified sampling from mixture
Demonstrate/Simulate/Sample: 100% suspension sample okay
Method/Input: Improved clarity of menu selections
Confidence: Removed truncated message for pv (when
low mc trial quantity selected)
Mixture Analysis: Improved fit type display for file save/load
4.0WF
 25 Jan 2004
Set comparison: Improved consistency of results for all fit methods
4.0WE
 12 Jan 2004
File: Network file access improved for standard files
File: Added former file list to file dropdown and setup
File: Added get last .tmp results to former file list
Additional probability plot: Added occurrence/suspension histogram
Data export: Alternative for saving data without x in format
Risk analysis: Added term Wauben Modified to option Z
Risk analysis: Set selection does not reset automatically for option Z
Data input: Automatic option to convert to intervalMLE
Outlier test: Improved accuracy and clarified rewording of output
MLE: Improved solution for Gumbel and lognormal
IntervalMLE: Improved repeatability for value scale changes
IntervalMLE: Improved sorting of duplicate values
Test requirement: Allowed confidence input less than 50%
Accelerated test: Automatic label edit for added data set
Confidence: Added lr confidence and contours for
probit data
Confidence: Added indication of completion % for lr
and pv
Calculator: Added MTTF calculator for renewal
Plot labels: Multiline automatic word wrap for longer note on plot
For the SuperSMITH version (SuperSMITH Weibull + SuperSMITH Visual + SuperSMITH
YBATH) software
4.0WD  9 Nov 2003
 Setup file copy: Removed additional dialog box
 Set Comparison & Distribution Analysis: Improved ease of use for mle fit method
 Quantity expected: Added the word, expected, to appropriate menu entries
 Confidence: Improved pv confidence for mle fit method
4.0WC  1 Nov 2003
 Risk: Clarified change in forecast range effect on production/usage sequence
 MLEInterval: Improved solution for large numbers
 Setup: Reinstated keypress for language/currency menu
 Calculator: Added MTTF with renewal calculation (and inverse)
 PVE%: Improved display for file input with Inspect Option #1
 Sort: Robust system workaround to avoid register page fault for large data
sets
 Parameter box: Added option to change location
 3parameter: Added upper limit options
4.0WB
 20 Sep 2003
 Files: Changed default output format to HTML
 Files: Added data file format selection to Setup/FileCopy icon
 Files: Moved open/get/import merge/nomerge selection to Setup/FileCopy icon
 Files: Moved .tmp file retrieval to Setup/FileCopy
icon
 Probabilistic S/N curve: Improved accuracy and easeofuse
 Method/Input: Automatic conversion of pointbypoint data to probit format
 Demonstrate/Sample: Revised probit and KM sampling
 Correlation: Revised probit and KM pve% calculation
 Likelihood: Improved calculation accuracy for probit data
 Confidence: Higher precision possible for pv/mc
calculations
 Risk: Added option to adjust fitline solution for suspension proportion
effect
 Risk: Revised designation of planned replacement (A) and (F)
 Risk: Added percent affected to planned replacement
 Risk: Usage rate and production rate past 5 years more robust
 Risk: Clarified parameter and data set selections
 Data wizard: Added swap with quantity for xvalue and yvalue transform
 Hardcopy: Printing orientation change process clarified
4.0WA 12 Jun 2003
BPR plot: Improved color consistency for plot labels and parameter info
3D Likelihood plot: Added Help message
Set comparison: Clarified output language
Demonstrate/Sample menu: Clarified language
4.0W 
19 May 2003
 Display accuracy: Easier to set
 Special points: Not shown for import with transform
 Add line on plot: Slope value displayed during line selection
 Plot labels: Clearer near plot borders
 CDF calculation: Improved robustness in tails
 Risk: Clipboard output more robust
4.0V 
28 Apr 2003
 Automatic data order comment: Only started in setup
 Zoom: Added entry/delete of special point on plot to
D...adddatapointonplot
 Weibull library: Added option to save library text line to clipboard
 Risk: Mixture equations used when mixture analysis is active
 Risk: Interval calculations improved for range > 60 months
 Risk: Clipboard text output now only sequential
 Risk: Clipboard text output for each month for range > 60 months
 Risk: (<>) after parameter display indicates mismatch for data set
solution
 Risk: Improved results message for no suspension case
 Risk: Added L...Start Lock For New Analysis
 Risk: Added Z...Suspension Quantity For Analysis
 Risk: Menu item A is now Activate, item D combines parameter and data
select
 Opt. repl.: Menu item A is now Activate, item D is parameter select
 Batch risk: Added present risk type, output range, and planned repl. Type
 Mixture: Allows higher percentage of points for first mechanism (90%)
 Calculator: Allows beta > 1000 for eta/mean conversion and cv calc
 Method: Easier transition from Insp1 to RBAmd
 Point hide: Improved plot indication of method, confidence, fit, and data
size
4.0UC  18 Mar 2003
 Improved easeofuse
4.0UB  11 Mar 2003
 Data list: Added simpler output to clipboard
 Point quantity: Added automatic merge capability
 Zoom: Added plot line size of Maximize+ (thickest)
 Auxiliary WSV plot: Added indications of WSV startup
 Failure forecast: Improved consistency of results past 60 months range
 Automatic data order: Added cancel to sort/analysis
 Confidence: Simplified pv confidence
 Stepstress: Added note (original slope will always be too big)
 Rank table: Improved display of data type (occur., >, <, interval)
 Data grid: Improved response to double click of green arrow
 3D likelihood plot: Improved indication of resolution limits
 t0 solution: Clarified effect of low data values for other data types
 Data wizard: Quantity transform (~) rounded to nearest integer > 0
 Interval mle: Improved description in Help file
4.0UA  1 Feb 2003  Interim Version To Improve Performance
4.0U  19 Jan 2003
 Hardcopy/Softcopy: Improved printer orientation selection
 DataImport: Improved recognition of > and < in first lines
 DataImport: Improved recognition of data with first row labeling
 Program Label: Added additional access to Visual software
 StepStress: Improved accuracy and robustness of solution
4.0 T – 6 Dec 2002
 Additional WSV plots: Improved interface for linesonly plots
 Main screen: Different colors for WSW and WSV analysis labels
 Zoom: Added PointSequence to Plot Symbol Type
 Calculator: Increased upper limit of Beta to 1000 in meantoeta and
etatomean
 Barringer process reliability: Improved entry and retrieval of change points
 Risk: Added delay capability for start of new parameters for replacement
parts
 Risk: Improved usage of new parameters for replacement parts
4.0SD 15 Oct 2002
 User interface: Updated
4.0SC  19 Sep 2002
 Import: Allows top row with nonnumeric information
 Setup: Lock for color by set sequence (automatic) or by data / line
 Setup: Start lock for data point hide (additional probability plot)
 Help: Simplified access to Analysis Wizard (Flow Chart)
 Help: Improved access to Contents page
 Help: Clarified program organization with Icon Map  Software Tour
 Zoom: Added interval mle calculation for partial %
affected
 Barringer process reliability: Choice for production line color to track data
color
 Report: Added coefficient of variation (Cv%)
 Calculator: Added coefficient of variation (Cv%)
 Risk: Improved output for small data sets and small usage rate
 Pointbypoint vertical position: Added Blom and KaplanMeier
 Only line: Improved userinterface for line delete
 Confidence: Added automatic pointbypoint method select (single set only)
4.0SB  13 Sep 2002
 Setup: Added Weibull library icon
 Color selection (Setup & Labels): Color by set sequence (automatic) or by
data / line
 Setup: Added line hide default choice to Start Lock
4.0SA  20 Aug 2002
 Data grid: Improved data handling robustness for set delete
 WeiBayes icon: Default confidence set to 50%
 WeiBayes icon: Confidence level remains at last
choice for session
4.0S  30 Jul 2002
 Legend: Reinstated legend label to graph
 Additional uncertainty: Choice linked to file contents upon retrieval
 Confidence: Monte Carlo method robustness improved
 Confidence: Likelihood ratio method for small values improved
 Barringer Process Reliability(BPR): Removed fit line unhide after probit fit
on graph
 BPR: Production line for each set (add/remove)
 BPR: Nameplate line for each set (add/remove)
 BPR: Reliability and change points for each set (add/remove)
 BPR: Rank value item added to menu
 BPR: Precise reading item added to menu
 Zoom: Partial percent affected item for batch analysis added to menu
4.0R 
8 Jul 2002
 Plot symbols: Added set sequence (1,2,3 . . . or A,B,C . . . )
 Test requirements: Improved report output options
 Step load: Added limits for p variable
 Step load: Improved solution convergence
 File save: WIN/DOS icon reinstated for compatibility with older software
 Point size: Added midsize and very large options
 Barringer process reliability: Default to midsize points
 Plot parameter display: r^2ccc^2 agreement with report improved
 PFEV: Added solution for same beta each set
 Marker lines: Added capability for up to 10 marker lines
 Regression correlation: Improved accuracy of calculation
 Failure forecast output: Improved consistency
4.0PA,
PB, PC  14 Jun 2002
 Improved existing capabilities with easier user interface
4.0P  28 Feb 2002
 Accelerated Test: Stepstress data analysis added
 Accelerated Test: Improved storage of equations
 Calculator: Poisson and Gamma expanded
 Gumbel +/: Reset for sample data
 Confidence: Total (Additional) Uncertainty capability
 Parameter Box: Items lined up
 Probit: Confidence for Normal and Gumbel negative values improved
 Risk: Added Q...Planned Suspensions
 Risk: Improved/expanded time interval change interaction
 Test Planning: Added Stepstress accelerated test sequence
 Zoom: Fit Line Display Truncated (Yes/No) added
 Zoom: Find intersection enhanced
 Zoom: Added XScale Value Display (Minimum/Maximum)
4.0O  Not issued because of confusion between
zeros “0” and the letter “O”
4.0N 
15 Jan 2002
 Pvalue estimate (pve%) added
 Critical correlation coefficient (ccc) improved
 pmlevalue removed
 Sample data loading improved
 VasanFulton former usage to test ratio simplified
4.0M  1 Dec 2001
Fit function display improved
Warranty matrix conversion enhanced
Line only (marker line) from 2 points improved
4.0L  1 Nov 2001
 Plot display of r^2 improved
 Warranty matrix conversion for KaplanMeier improved
4.0K  3 Oct 2001
 Redimension  improved indication for point
quantity > maximum
 Plot label output for RC display improved
4.0J  15 Aug 2001
 Data Wizard  added merge capability
 Hardcopy/Softcopy  added EXPORT nomenclature
 Export to clipboard  added parameter values
 Batch processing  improved confidence
 Confidence  fm confidence modification label more consistent
4.0H, I  Intermediate versions
4.0G  17 Jul 2001
 Plot/Report Menu  added submenu for selection
 Plot labels  added half character length for italics
 Direct to main screen after first session
 Data Wizard  improved response to total set question
 Printing  improved plot output for note, labels and border
 Batch Operation  improved output especially to printer
 Rank Table  shows 'susp' for suspension instead of
yvalue
 Report  display of 3parameter pvalue after pv
confidence
 Allow save of suspensions only
 Method/Input  Reset resets WeiBayes to Weibull
 Risk  added G...Precise Decimal Display option
 Removed duplication of set #2 parameters upon file loading
 Method/Input  Minor rearrangement of menu plus icon separators
 Risk  Added time value of money to cost display
 Threeparameter  Improved ongraph edit
 Test planning  added Acceptable Results Probability calculation
4.0F 20 March 2001
 Improved overwriting with new versions
 Allow file type setting with L on command line
 Improved import with commas
 Added system busy indicator for 3D plotting
 Added description for set comparison output
 Improved WeiBayes selection
 Improved equation selection with label
 Improved t0 interaction with equation label
 Added full 3parameter confidence for pv confidence
 Added ability to save correlation values for pv
confidence
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4.0E 1 March 2001
 Persistent data with redimension
 Reinitialize file name upon getting former results
 DEMO to FULL memory enhanced
 Added edit key function to large data grid
 Improved 3D plotting
 Exit from BPR defaults to BPR style plot
 Improved Failure Forecast for planned replacement > char. Value
 Added Confidence menu and Method/Input menu
 Equation label interaction improved especially for WeiBayes
with few failures
 Hourglass indicator activated for 3D plot
4.0D 12 December 2000
Added Italian language file
Added additional language file capability (general)
Removed property value 380 message
Improved HPGL interface ßfor more HPGL & HGL details see http://www.barringer1.com/graphconvert.htm
4.0C  04 December 2000
Added exponential and Rayleigh choices to WeiBayes
in Setup
 Improved additional set file input for set quantity > 5
Added transform for changing between grouped data methods
Improved message for no large data set pv confidence
Improved probability plot rank value entry
Added yvalue column to probit/km rank table
4.0B 
29 November 2000
Deleted reference to WSV for marker line only display (no data)
Lengthened fit line for normal with small sigma
4.0A  20 November 2000
Added extreme value distribution
Simplified confidence selection
Improved Accelerated Testing, PFEV, and Probabilistic S/N curve
Improved Zoom icon
Improved data import
DEMO to FULL file copy capability
Changed name of PFEV to Accelerated Test
Pulldown menus enhanced
Yaxis label toggles between sidebyside and stacked
Risk confidence changed to Weibayes
Increased accuracy of normal approximation with Dick Petschauer
RBA now risk calculation by Dick Petschauer (w/ideas
from Dr. Bob and Wes)
Improved range lock input in zoom
Updated batch operation
Added security to DEMOto_FULL code saved to disk
Highlighted risk confidence indication in red
Added Quantity to resent risk display
Added VasanFulton former usage ratio to 3parameter
icon
Added different distribution for replacements to risk analysis
Added A…all, and F…expected only to planned replacement
Changed to internal 3D likelihood presentation
Added nr confidence to lognormal (no suspensions)
Improved upper/lower confidence for parameters
Added Probability Plot (YAxis) Rank Value to calculator
Added quantity transform to data wizard
3.0Y  6 April 2000
 Clarified suspension quantity input
 Simplified RC calculation for set quantity > 1
 No file name display on plot after point edited
 Additional 3column import format (qty, F/S, Time)
 Risk usage and production rates now have 3parameter (w/t)) distribution
 Risk with scheduled replacement improved for no renewal
 Improved batch distribution analysis
 Changed exponential equation choice to WeiBayes
 Clarified exit from distribution analysis
 Added X & Y scale lock (zoom) for batch processing
3.0X  29 February 2000
 Added FinIntersect to Zoom menu
 Added RBA factor for median results
 Expanded terms for FM Weibull confidence
 Clarified import with commas
 Clarified toggle choices
 Distribution analysis returns to set choice
 Added jump directly to Zoom menu from Barringer menu
3.0W  02 February 2000
 Clarified Barringer Process Reliability
 Removed nuisance message for mc & pv confidence
 Improved lr and fm
confidence robustness
 Improved data wizard handling of suspension changes
 Reduced total report memory requirements
 Improved Bvalue percentage selection
 Xvalues rounded on Xaxis
 Vertical plotting position choice now saved
3.0V  20 Oct 1999
 Total Report option added
 Recalc for repeat selection of Normal equations
 Reinstated sqr() back to sig1 and sigF1 calculation
 New plot resets data grid to set 1 point 1
 File name and software version on results capability
 Data wizard transform (only xaxis)
 PFEV plot labels can be edited
3.0U 20 August 1999
Reinstated Inspect Option #1 fitting
Improved reset of initial parameter values for Risk and Optimum Replacement
Increased accuracy of stored values for parameters
Added View additional probability plotWSV output to clipboard to plot/report
Confidence contour output combines all contours into one file
Changed WeiBayes 50% confidence wording to No
Removed items B and C from Barring Process Reliability input menu
3.0T 9
August 1999
Improved Optimum Replacement and Risk input
Improved batch processing
Improved distribution analysis output
Improved Mixture analysis output
3.0S  17 July 1999
 Improved batch processing capability
 Improved Barringer Process Reliability interface and added B.P.R to Mixture
Label
 Added Probabilistic S/N Curve to Parameter as Function of Engineering
Variable
 Added confidence capability to Abernethy Risk analysis
 Added WinSMITH(TM) Visual plot of risk and optimum replacement results
 Added prompt for changing distributions in Distribution Analysis
 Improved agreement between HPGL output colors and standard colors on screen
 Added data wizard functionality
3.0R  17 June 1999
 Reinstated batch operation
 Improved mc & pv confidence, sets # 2 and above
 Inspect option #1 can now convert to/from mle
method directly
 Changed C4 estimate for N=1 from 0.5 to 0.6
 Revised WeiBayes menu to show latest calculation
before menu entry
 Revised WeiBayes default confidence to account for
frequency table
3.0P  7 May 1999
 Clarified risk analysis input selections
 Clarified test requirements input selections
 Corrected Chi^2 array for d.o.f. of 20 and p of 5%
 Rearranged subroutines for new programs
 Reinstated predict option for only lines
3.0N  22 Apr 1999
 Clarified risk analysis input selections
 Clarified test requirements input selections
 Revised and expanded Barringer reliability
 Removed nuisance message for MLE routine (no failures)
3.0M  27 Mar 1999
 YBath(TM) access from any path location
 Improved convergence of MLE routine
 Report shows page sequence indication
 Added exponential to calculator menu
 Improved data grid paging
 Added point size selection in Barringer menu
 Improved test planning initial slope value entry
3.0L  16 Mar 1999
 Added capability for individual fit line display on/off
 Added Barringer Process Reliability calculation
 Added Justified Likelihood Function (JLF) contour capability
 Reset to standard method also resets regression axis
 More tolerant to right mouse click when adding new sets/lines on graph
 Beta < 0.07 triggers limits to plot lines vertically to maintain better
fit
 Large values of Eta put back into engineering notation
 Improved L.A.N. unlocking of DEMO to FULL
 Can now toggle display of <LOG> on xaxis for zoom on/off
3.0K
 Added only line capability to Zoom/Hide add line/set option
 Improved Abernethy risk description in Help file
3.0J  1999 Feb 14
 Implemented RBA factor and improved c4 calculation
 Output directly to printer fixed at Courier 12
 Three parameter menu correctly shows t0 solution method choice
 Added caution note for distribution analysis w/ < 20 occurrences
 Report output to clipboard can be ASCII output or graphics output
 Added text note capability on plot
3.0H  1999 Jan 04
 Improved array dimension capability for max. # of
marker lines
 Added C4 computation routine
 Risk analysis distribution entry for usage rate and production rate
3.0G  1998 Dec 03
 Added precise reading on plot capability in prediction menu
 Added set/lineonplot capability with cursor position indicators in zoom
menu
 Added set/lineonplot point quantity and precise / random type in zoom
menu
 Added enterpointonplot capability to zoom menu
 The word FROZEN replaced with the word LOCK in zoom menu
 Reorganized code so that only 2 of 19 files are custom (others are common)
 Improved robustness of interval mle calculation
 Removed the word EQUIVALENT from set comparison results
 Easier output for set comparison results
3.0F  1998 Nov 13
 Improved multivariable capability PFEV analysis
 Added SicaLuko correction in Test Requirement
section for sudden death testing
 Improved arrangement of hardcopy/softcopy menus
3.0E  1998 Nov 1
 Added graphic Delete/Cut/Copy capability to Zoom menu
 Added plot side symbol display to Zoom menu
 Previous results minigraphs can now be reclicked to recall data
 Message box now details options for minigraph recall
 Extended data grid for hires display
 Added sum type for random point interaction
 Improved mixture analysis for normal and lognormal data
 Streamlined likelihood evaluation for normal and lognormal analysis
 Increased precision of risk analysis output
3.0D  1998 Oct 1
 Extended icon tool bar sidetoside for high resolution
 mixture report pvalue display sequence same as set comparison
3.0C  1998 Sep 14
 Changed Svensk language to Svenska
in Program
 Changed PFEV solution for common slope to weighted geometric mean
 Added mle solution for probit
and KaplanMeier
3.0B  1998 Sep 5
 Compatible with WinSMITH(TM) Visual 3.0B
 Added Espanol language capability
 Added Svensk language capability
3.0A  1998 Sep 1
 New DEMO to FULL unlock password coding
 Individual limits on decimal significance (in Setup) now for general, life,
and slope
 Set comparison only for sets not hidden (with Zoom)
 Improved large sample accuracy for critical correlation coefficient (ccc)
 Added third parameter to demonstrate/sample simulation
 Ensured that report parameter low and high confidence display follows set
deletion
2.1B  1998 JUL 8
 Clarified production rate and usage rate variable input for risk analysis
 add significant figure control to Bvalues and Xvalues displayed on plot
2.1A  1998/6/30
 Expanded display of now risk value
 Added set label edit capability to the data grid
 Added warranty length (mos) and warranty length
(xunits) limits to risk section
 Added planned replacement to risk
 Added variable usage rate and variable production rate to risk (seasonal)
 Added password accessibility to convert DEMO to FULL version
 Added mean (occurrence sum) to report and predict sections
2.0Z  1998/5/30
 Added Windows Printer (HIRES) hardcopy output option
Renamed standard bitmap output to Windows Printer (WYSIWYG)
 Added line = minimize/maximize to Zoom menu for plot line thickness
 Improved labeling on HPGL hardcopy output
 Added Additional File Path for improved access to additional FF programs
 Improved risk output accuracy for KaplanMeier method
 Added Normal nr confidence method and removed nc
confidence method
 Clarified set comparison output by putting FF pvalue first and biased mle second
 Also improved terminology of set comparison output with Equivalent Confidence
2.0Y  1998/4/21
 Compatible with WinSMITH Visual 2.0Y
2.0X  1998/4/14
 Added more detailed explanation of batch capability
 removed nuisance message for very large data sets
2.0W  1998/3/30
 Added limit correction option to warranty data analysis
2.0V  1998/3/24
 Reinstated okay button for calculator
 Improved HPGL output
 Improved correlation and distribution analysis for data quantity = 2
2.0U  1998/3/12
 Removed okay button from calculator and hardcopy/softcopy menus
 Improved fault tolerance of font selection
 Revised terminology on plot to r^2ccc^2 for critical correlation display
 Allow negative values for only line when =<0 selected for normal
distribution
2.0T  1998/2/10
 Font Selection and Color Selection added for plot output
 German translation added
 Added improved icon information choices (+ tooltips, +none)
 Significant figures selection added to setup/language/decimal section
 Added three dimensional plot capability for likelihood function
 Test requirements clarified
 Added suspension capability with precise sample selected
 Improved binomial calculator capability
 3D log likelihood plotting added
2.0S  1998/1/12
 Enhanced compability with YBath(TM)
 Demo capability
 File list update improved
 Conservative pvalue (pff) used on graph for
WinSMITH(TM) mixture
2.0R  1997/12/02
 Added tabs on active results window for switching between plot and report
 Clarified report and predict options for mixture analysis
 Updated YBath(TM) icon to icon from Bathtub
Software (TM)
 Modified file save format to include WSV parameters
2.0P  1997/11/21
 Improved maximum lognormal likelihood function convergence
2.0N  1997/11/17
 Display of r^2 label on plot now not only when Ybath
activated
 Display of n/s clarified to indicate current data instead of latest mixed
mode result
 Ybath correlation changed to r^2
2.0M  1997/11/10
 Interface for YBath(TM) mixture analysis from
Bathtub Software, Inc.
 The t0 (third parameter) solution for either rr or mle method (rr default)
 BiWeibull enhancement in for mixture analysis
 Access to AVI video files provided
 Both Beta (sig, sigF) and eta (mu, muAL) solutions
for PFEV
 Option to lock the start sequence for mc/pv
confidence to get repeatability
 Exponential lock for Weibull (beta = 1)
 Added etatomean into calculator section
2.0L  Prototype for version 2.0M
2.0K  1997/9/30
 Added risk capability for interval mle
 Added meantoeta into calculator section
 Set comparison now displays likelihood values
 French translation file added
2.0J  1997/8/28
 Decimal operation for FF data files improved
 Monte Carlo Pivotal (pv)
confidence method added
2.0H  1997/8/2
 Decimal operation improved
 Gamma function convergence improved
 Dauser shift capability added
 Monte Carlo (mc) confidence method added
 Time gage and <ESC> key exit added to probabilistic analysis
 Label placement stabilized
 PValue correlation added with mc confidence
 Point symbol automatic/big/small added
2.0G  1997/7/9
 Import capability improved
 Imbedded data sets
2.0F  1997/7/7
 Import capability expanded:
 warranty data import and analysis (inspect or KaplanMeier)
 column data can be Xvalue, Occurrence Quantity, Suspension Quantity
 column data can be Xvalue, Occurrence Quantity, Sample Size
 column data can be multiple sets
 import can be either from clipboard or from ASCII file
 improved data display for probit/km when changing methods
 Parameter As Function Of Engineering Variable
 allows common slope or not
 rank regression or mle solution of common slope
 easy save of XY data and function data
 Batch processing improved
 Language capability improved
 Test/ binomial calculation until sufficient accuracy (esp. 95% cum/conf.)
 Risk/OptimumReplacement plotting easier
2.0E  1997/3/31
 Log Likelihood values for predict/precise readings improved
 Distribution analysis uses maximum likelihood (mle)
techniques for mle method
 Report shows maximum log likelihood values
2.0D  1997/3/26
 Added double precision to PFEV section
2.0C  1997/3/20
 Reorganization of data grid display especially for probit and KM
2.0B  1997/3/15
 Interval maximum likelihood capability expanded and improved
 File list update immediately upon change
 Highlighted command button selected with <ENTER> key
 Optimum replacement steady state failure rate, replacement rate and MTBF
added
 Optimum replacement highlighted in table with red color
 Added start lock feature to preselect equations and method upon startup
 Added confidence limits on mean value in report
 Initialization file common with other software
 (2.0B data grid display needed reorganization all purchased 2.0B replaced
w/ 2.0C)
2.0A  1997/2/25
 Language and currency selection added
 Regional decimal symbol recognition added
 Pointbypoint interval analysis with mle method
(first easyaccess implementation)
1.1R  1996/12/23
 Text file input more robust
 Clipboard input more robust (notifies user if too big)
1.1P  1996/12/4
 Added interactive curve label pointer line
 SigF <= 1 not allowed for lognormal only line input
 Curve label position more stable
1.1N  1996/11/25
 Moved negative data value definition from setup to method/input
 Added set selection buttons in WeiBayes,
Distribution analysis & Single set confidence
1.1M  1996/11/15
 Likelihood ratio confidence plot display more robust
 Added 1/Beta power to WeiBayes lower confidence
with failures
 Clarified PFEV
 Added Windows printer & clipboard buttons to first hardcopy/softcopy menu
 Can now automatically annotate curve label for prediction output
1.1L  1996/11/7
 Import of ASCII file data more robust
 PFEV clarified and more robust
1.1K  1996/10/25
 Added mean rank, binomial, and Nelsons plot rank methods
 Added safeguards for selecting fit method for probit data input
 Grid line edit improved for Normal distribution
 Method/Datainput terminology and codes (displayed on plot) clarified
 Added noninteger expected value for Poisson
 Added confidence lock (remembers confidence configuration)
 Improved file input from BW
 Improved import of ASCII file without skipping
 Added parameter as function of engineering variable PFEV (for accelerated
testing)
 Improved robustness of likelihood ratio confidence
 Now shows plot=on/off, report=on/off and table=on/off for clarity
 Changed wording of Bvalue selection to a specific reference...select
Bvalues
 Added builtin word wrap for printer object (not done by Windows) to avoid
crash
 Added .HGL to wording for saving FF picture file to assist in file name
selection ßfor more HPGL & HGL details see http://www.barringer1.com/graphconvert.htm
1.1J  1996/9/25
 Added access to Windows Calculator
 Added factor to testlength terminology in test requirements
 r now not forced to 1.0 while finding best t0 with frequency table
entry for point quantity above 2
(1.1G,1.1H and 1.1I affected,
all purchased copies upgraded)
1.1I  1996/9/15
 Added more batch capability (probit 3column text file input)
 Added risk analysis for probit and KaplanMeier (KM) data
 Changed cut/paste format to make more general
 Changed INTERVAL to GROUPED for probit and KM
1.1H  1996/9/3
 Added partial distribution (tailcomparison) to strengthload interaction,
etc.
 Reorganized button display for confidence and eliminated OK button in places
 Removed possibility for flicker for fast video or high resolution video
 Removed possibility for same software to appear in Additional (+...)
 Histogram from file entry clarified
 Added more detailed batch capability
1.1G  1996/8/12
 Added next expected occurrence to Risk
 Graphics to Clipboard sequence time can be changed
 Removed flicker possibility for mouse moves (except dragging)
 Added selection to label/style section to choose grid lines
 Clarified n/s in results for frequency table entry
 Pointquantity2 adjustment to r so that r always = 1 for quantity 2
1.1F  1996/8/7
 Report setting of bvalues separated from selecting report
 Added StrengthLoad Interaction and LifeUsage Interaction to Calculator
1.1E  1996/7/31
 Retrieval of file after using FF Additional button improved
1.1D  1996/7/19
 Display accommodates Win95 status bar at bottom of screen
 Improved input for risk option for easier use of WeiBayes
 Command line now specifies paths for configuration (.INI), and temporary
(.TMP) files
 Added random point comparison for 2 different distributions (convolution,
interference)
 Okay button now activates results for Optimum Replacement and Risk
1.1C
 Can find best t0 now with maximum likelihood method
 Filename display updates immediately after saving file
 Image object used for opening screen (instead of picture object)
 Highlight in grid more stable with size changes
 Only line # 2 can be turned off individually
 Zoom improved below 10% occurrence
 None button added to text input box
 Plot parameter style input improved
1.1B
 Probit and KaplanMeier confidence at any level
 Prompt to confirm exit upon <ESC> from main screen
 Now checks whether file save is to existing file
 Title box appears in label edit for keyboard data entry
 Reset data grid evaluation to restore entry past point #2 for 1 set
dimensions
 Chisquared...degrees of freedom=6...%=90...changed 1.064 to 10.64
 Can now enter negative mu for normal distribution Risk/OptimumReplacement
 Time gage and <ESC> enabled for all confidence methods
 Better terminology for probit and KaplanMeier selections
 Paste from external spreadsheet ignores commas in number format
 Added double column ASCII output to distribution analysis
 Batch capability expanded
 Recalc for entry of all DOS format data files
 <F> and <1F> occurrence display linked to zoom frozen entry
 All dialogue boxes now fully translatable
 Cannot inadvertently unload disclaimer screen
 Risk/OptimumReplacement defaults to set #1 data and set#1 parameters
1.1A
 Binomial confidence capability added back
 Very large quantity of failures and suspensions allowed in WeiBayes shift
 Reporting improved
 hardcopy/firmcopy/softcopy
added for all analyses
 Xvalue readouts added for plot parameter box (like Bvalues option)
 Data list to ASCII file can be sequential or in column format
 Added common dialogue box for printer activation and printer selection
 Changed default button on opening screen to exit button
 Added prompt to save unstored active results if any
before exiting
 Added +... button on main screen to access other programs
1.0J  1996/3/25
 Added Undo function for data grid edit
 Added Nelsons WeiBayes confidence with failures
 Allow larger numbers in frequency table
 Changed Delete to Clear for New...Reset
 Clarified number of sample sets entry
 Risk and Optimum Replacement file output now in order sequence
 Sample to file no longer ordered for noninterval data
 Menu entries highlighted (and shown in message box if message box is big)
 Additional checking of correct integer values for grid properties
1.0I  1996/3/13
 Pulldown menu structure improved
 Bias terminology for mle clarified
1.0H  1996/3/12
 Batch access with filename after program .exe name
 Reinstated robust plot calculation
 Automatic plot title for ASCII import
 Pulldown menu structure
 Only line selection of fit line captures method (rr/mle)
1.0G
 Added dimension doubler in Setup for more point
capability
 Added set labels in data grid
 Results from last session (not reset) are retrieved in Data/Get from file
 Extra grid column available by scrolling (if within dimensions) for easier
set addition
 Changed wording from % FF to % with FF in Calculator/setcompare
 Message for Weibull/Lognormal distribution analysis when negative = <0
 Clarified wording in distribution analysis (removed optimum for 3 parameter
solution)
 Added underline in risk/optimumreplacement to clarify grouping of results
1.0F
 Automatic tracking of correlation coefficient for set deletion
 Filenames for results activation changed to prevent duplication
 Added R...reset to previous results menu
1.0E
 Improved t0 find best routine for values close to maximum
 Reduced extra space in hardcopy/softcopy
 Correlation values cleared upon entry of DOS file
 Moved plot output color on/off from hardcopy/softcopy to plot/report/table
1.0D
 Dashed box does not move in menus
1.0C
 Improved mle (Lower Bias) message
 Improved risk interval display table
 Improved interval Demo/Sample
1.0B
 Improved data edit when entry started below first cell
1.0A
 No revision
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