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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Computer Use in Research for Data Analysis.
Author Lykins, B. W. ; Campbell, S. ; Ireland, J. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/286;
Stock Number PB85-153567
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Data reduction ; Data base management systems ; Data analysis ; Activated carbon treatment ; Drinking water ; Research programs ; Computer applications ; Canned programs ; Computer software
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-153567 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
Data reported in various ways from several large field-scale research projects have been successfully incorporated into a structured format. This format is now required for all new projects that produce data in a machine-readable form. The database structure is general enough in design to accommodate a wide variety of project data scenarios. Remote entry of data from a research site (Thornton, Colorado) directly into the mainframe at NCC has been in progress for several months. The data handling system is user-friendly and versatile. Data reduction on hundreds of thousands of records can be accomplished efficiently. These records can be analyzed, summarized, and reported in a matter of hours. Canned programs and command procedures allow the user to create, examine, update, modify, subset, superset, and plot or print all or a portion of the records contained within the main database. Modifications of the canned programs to accommodate special or unique situations can be accomplished with little effort.