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With interest has read your article “A visual basic software for computing Fisher’s exact probability” in Journal of Statistical Software. I ask you to resolve accommodation of your program CalcFisher.exe on a site of the BIOMETRICS. 

Prof. Vassili P. Leonov

Assistant Dean, Faculty of Statistics

Tomsk State University, Russia



I was looking at you paper “A visual basic software for computing Fisher’s exact probability” and found out your modified formula-2 is quite impressive. I really appreciate for your kind explanation. Your paper does deserve a recognition for rather an innovative approach.

Dr. Min Soe

Department of Epidemiology

Emory University, Atlanta, USA



I found your article (Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2006;83:12-7) describing an Excel Add-In for the quick representation of survival curves. Given how tedious it can be to tabulate the data for this purpose the community really appreciates your efforts. I was dreading writing my own script for this purpose. Again, thank you for the very valuable software/script!

Dr. Alexandre de Lencastre

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA



Congratulations on the publication of your article about an add-in for Microsoft Excel in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. This appears to be a very useful add-in.  

Cindy W. Hamilton PharmD, ELS

Principal,Hamilton House,Virginia Beach, VA, USA



I would like to personally thank you for allowing us to have a copy of the software you have developed for plotting drug discovery survival curve. We have been searching for new software to replace our Microsoft software because we had difficulty getting the software to interpret and plot survival curves correctly. We had been using SigmaPlot and Sigmastat, but those were difficult to use. The software you had provided is just what we are looking for and will allow us to use our standard Office software to process this data. Again, thank you for your generosity and assistance.

Frank A. Urban Jr, MS, BA, CBA

Sr. Manager, Business Development

MIR Preclinical Services

Molecular Imaging Research, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, USA



This is more than we had hoped for. The work you are performing is excellent and the only of its kind I have seen a University try and produce. Thank you again for your kindness and we look forward to receiving your new software when available. 

Frank A. Urban Jr, MS, BA, CBA

Sr. Manager, Business Development

MIR Preclinical Services

Molecular Imaging Research, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, USA



I would just like to commend you on your work with the computer aided visualization and quantification of experimental gastric lesions, it is really outstanding. In coming across your publication, we became very excited that now we might finally have an easier way of conducting our studies.

Dr. Andy Rose

Integrative Pharmacology

Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, USA



After going through your article on “Computer-assisted visualization and quantitation of gastric lesions in rates” published in Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods 49(2004)89-95 I am very much impressed. I have decided to apply your suggested technique for the ulcer healing experiment in my laboratory. 

Dr. Debashish Banerjee, Bio-organic Division

Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, India



Thank you very much Haseeb. This makes life much easier. Doing the plots the long way, without the macro is not fun. 

Andrew Martin

W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

University of Notre Dame, IN, USA



I'm trying to write a small program to integrate into my other software for my students to compute Fisher's Exact test. This routine would be very helpful if I can get it to work due to the >170 limitation of VB6. Thank you. I think I have it working OK now. I have put a zip file at … This contains the program I've now written and the source code. I've included a credit to you.

Prof. Grant J Devilly, PhD

Brain Sciences Institute

Swinburne University, Victoria, Australia



Just wanted to say thanks. Your SCEW program works quite nicely. 

Mathieu Bélanger

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health

McGill University, Montreal, Canada



I was very impressed about your fancy work of SCEW Excel add-in. Thank you very much for sending me your wonderful work. This will make my life a lot easier. I appreciate much.

Dr. Donha Park
The Riddle Lab, Michael Smith Laboratory
University of British Columbia, Canada



I have employed survival curves using the SAS program in a recent project. Many thanks for the SCEW files.  The program worked very well and I now have some very presentable survival curves for my poster.

Michelle Jordan

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA



We are trying to compare different techniques for the treatment of breast cancer with external radiotherapy. I have been able to open your CalcNTCP software and it works properly. Thank you very much, it will be useful to me. 

Maria Jose Bejar
Servicio de Oncologia Radioterapica
Hospital Ramon y Cajal
Madrid, Spain


It is very exciting for me to see your paper 'SCEW: A microsoft Excel add-in for easy creation of survival curves'. Appreciate your great effort on the issue. Many thanks for your great help. It works and I made some curves that looked very nice.

Xiaochong Wu PhD
Brain Tumor Research Institute
Hospital for Sickkids, Toronto, Canada



Thank you very much for sending me these files. It speaks very well of you that you are willing to share this little piece of software with the research community. It's just great!

Juan Fernando Ibarra

University of Chicago, USA



Thank you very much for the CalcNTCP program. It was quite useful. 

Sadhana Kannan, Data Manager

Epidemiology & Clinical Trial Unit

Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer

Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India



Thank you so much for your generous help. I hope that we will be able to meet as colleagues and as friends still in our lifetime. 

Uri Weinberg

Faculty of Medicine

 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel



This is a lovely piece of software (SCEW).  Thanks very much for sending it. 

 Dr. Brian Wilson, Specialty Registrar

Northern Genetics Service

Institute of Human Genetics, International Centre for Life

Central Parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK



I would like to thank you very much. I used your SCEW add-in and I find it very useful. Barak Allah Feek.

Mohammed Awad Mohammed Abdalla Alkhatib
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Department
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
University of Khartoum, Sudan



Thanks a lot for your further input. With this I am now able to install the software and use it right away. The program looks to be awesome and it started generating nice survival curves right away.

Batu Sharma, PhD
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA



Greetings from the Pan American Health Organization, regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization. We have come across your excellent paper on the SCEW (survival curves in excel worksheet) Excel add-in, published in the Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. Would you be so kind as to grant us access to your SCEW add-in file, providing us with the proper URL where we can download it or perhaps sending us the said file via email or regular mail. We will be happy to cover any reasonable cost that this request may incur. 

Oscar J Mujica MD MPH PHE MACE

Regional Advisor in Epidemiology

Health Analysis and Statistics

Pan American Health Organization, PAHO

World Health Organization, WHO, Washington DC, USA


I am a graduate student in Boston, USA and I read your article regarding the SCEW add-in for Excel.  I think it is a great method to create survival curves and was hoping you could share it with me.  It will be a facile way to present the data. Thank you for making this application and I appreciate your time. I have previously used the CDC's Epi-Info, but the survival curves did not look as good as your plots in the paper.

Warren Sands

Laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Harvard University, Boston, USA


It’s been 8 years since you’ve published your paper A Visual Basic Software for Computing Fisher's Exact Probability. I was intrigued by your solution of the problem of high sample size in Fisher’s exact test, which you implemented via antilogarithm formula. Even I’m programming in VB for several years still I do not have a feeling how to implement the algorithm you described as a whole. If you will have time in the future to get back to this project, please, keep my e-mail, your code would be invaluable. Surprisingly, there’s no other implementation of Fisher’s exact test in VB. 

Mikhail Dozmorov, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

Arthritis & Immunology Department

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, USA


Thanks for your great help. The SCEW software is awesome.

Yu-Ting Chen, PhD Candidate

Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, 

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C


Thank you so much for your software SCEW add-in.  You have saved me days of work by helping me out.  In our research group we always use SAS for analysis but the graphics for survival curves are so poor.  So, my supervisor recommended I use error bars on excel to manually create a survival curve (which is so hard and very tedious work). I am forever grateful for your help.  Your software is so easy to use, and it looks great.  Thank you again.

Shannon Freeman, PhD candidate
Department of Health Studies and Gerontology
Aging, Health, and Well-being stream
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada


I have installed the add-in. After testing, I really found it so convenient to draw survival curve with Microsoft Excel from original data. Frankly speaking, I once got the modified data by artificially copying and adjusting the position the original data. And then draw scatter chart from the modified data. With the help of SCEW developed by you, it saved a lot of time.

Yanbo Zhang, PhD Candidate

Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China



Thank you very much indeed for you kind gift. It has worked perfectly well. The Addin you have created is really useful, and I am using it for creating survival curves in excel 2007 and copy the graph into a powerpoint presentation. No problems with that. 

Julio Benavides Silvan PhD DVM

Instituto de Ganaderia de Montaña

CSIC-ULE, Spain 


I have read your article “SCEW: A Microsoft Excel add-in for easy creation of survival curves” in computer methods and programs in biomedicine. I found it very interesting. I am working with SPSS to create Kaplan-Meier curves, and I agree with you that it is not as flexible as working with excel based charts. Therefore I am very interested in testing your application. 

Pernilla Johansson

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Energiteknik, Borås, Sweden



Thank you very much for kindly providing SCEW. Your tool is very useful for easily plotting the survival curve within Excel. For our current analysis, statistical comparisons are not necessary. So, it is ideal.

Alexander Botzki, PhD

VIB, Rijvisschestraat, Gent, Belgium



The person looking for SCEW is a student at IUPUI who is working on a research project with a doctor at the Riley Hospital for Children. I appreciate the generosity you have shown in making such a great tool available to the academic community.  I think your add-in will save Ms. Ekoma quite a bit of work.

Christopher D. Moore

Consultant Coordinator

UITS Technology Centers Consulting

Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA



I installed SCEW on my computer with Excel 2007 and tried your example from the abstract, it just worked perfect. The Abstract and the software are both well designed and well done, Easy to follow, easy to understand and most of all, the graphic effect is exactly what I need to show in PowerPoint. I did quite a bit of research on the Excel version of Survival Curves on internet, your approach is absolutely the best. Good Job!!! 


Clinical Data Management Department

Apotex Inc., Toronto, Canada



It is excellent software (SCEW). 

Andrew Costa, Doctoral Student

Department of Health Studies and Gerontology

Faculty of Applied Health Science, University of Waterloo, Canada



I am a postdoc fellow of University of Pennsylvania and i need to plot a survival curve for my research. I happened to know the SCEW is a great excel add-in for this job. 

Xinjiang Wu MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Millar Lab, Department of Dermatology

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA



I would like to thank you for the quick reply and for sending the software. Warren is very happy with the program and I am sure I will feel the same way. Thank you again for allowing me to use the software.

Sidi A. Bencherif, Ph.D.

Harvard University

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA



This is Sandra Ekoma, the IUPUI student who requested the SCEW software for my research project. I am writing to say a big thank you. This will make the research a lot easier.

Sandra Ekoma

University of Indianapolis, USA



Congratulations for the publication online of your software SCEW, a very helping tool indeed.  We will also share the news with our colleagues in the Region. 

Oscar J Mujica MD MPH PHE MACE

Regional Advisor in Epidemiology

Health Analysis and Statistics

Pan American Health Organization, PAHO

World Health Organization, WHO, Washington DC, USA



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