|Extension: .ivt||Aggregate statistics|
|Extension: .ivx||Microdata, aka Extracts|
32-bit Windows operating systems
Windows server 2003/2008)
64-bit Windows operating systems
|Version 7.0 service pack 4||Restricted
[VISTA] [WINDOWS 7]
|Version 7.0 service pack 3||Restricted
[VISTA] [WINDOWS 7]
|Version 7.0 service pack 1||probrowser.exe|
Note: there are no versions of Beyond 20/20 for either the Macintosh or Unix/Linux operating systems.
Alternatives for MAC users:
We have also had a report from a user who successfully implemented Beyond 20/20 version 6.0 to run under WINE on a Linux platform with no problems.
Beyond 20/20 versions 4.2 and 5.n, and 6.0 are licensed under the terms of the Depository Services Program as well as the Data Liberation Initiative. Under these agreements the software is licenced for use by member institutions for research and teaching purposes only. The links to download this version of the software are restricted to University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Brock University, University of Calgary, and York University IP addresses only.
If you are a University of Toronto faculty, student, or staff member, and do not have your Internet Access through the University of Toronto but through a commercial ISP, you will need to first login to your UTORid at <http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login>
For further information about myaccess see: <http://www.library.utoronto.ca/services/myaccess/>
At the University of Toronto, Beyond 20/20 (version 6.0, unless otherwise specified) is installed on public workstations in the following locations:
There were three major differences among some early versions of Beyond 20/20. Version 4.1 was shareware, available on Ivation's WWW site (see below), and able to read both major types of Beyond 20/20 file structure, tables (aggregate statistics) and extracts (microdata). Version 4.2 was a limited version, used with the 1996 Census of Canada aggregate tables only. Version 5.0 was a full, new version, a proprietary commercial product available for purchase from Ivation, and able to read both table and extract files.
|Reads Tables written by version (.ivt)||Reads Extracts written by version (.ivx)|
|Version||v 4.1||v 4.2||v 5.0||v 4.1||v 4.2||v 5.0|
Once you have downloaded the file to your computer, you must uncompress and install it on your workstation. To do this:
Once you have installed the software, you should have a dialog box on the screen that reads "Installation complete", followed by some lines of text. This text should indicate that your desktop version of Netscape has been modified to permit Beyond 20/20 files to be viewed from within Netscape. If you get this message, and it does not work, or if you do not get this message, then proceed to the next step You can force Netscape to view these files, whether it wants to co-operate or not! :-)
Answer: Version 4.2 and earlier will not allow more than one Beyond 20/20 file to be open at a time. You must close the first file, befor you can open another. This problem should be fixed in version 5.n.
Answer: There is a problem with file registration in Beyond 20/20. Some files register themselves properly, and some do not. The very first file you open in Beyond 20/20 must register properly, if any future files are going to open.
If you are having this problem, you will need to delete all Beyond 20/20 files, and delete the helper application from Netscape. Then reinstall Beyond 20/20, redefine Beyond 20/20 as a helper application (see above), and then from within Netscape, click on a file that is known to register correctly, such as CTPR3.IVT. Respond to the resulting Netscape dialogue boxes as appropriate. In future, Netscape should open Beyond 20/20 files correctly.
Alternatively, use Netscape or Internet explorer to download the file (Click right mouse button/Save link as). Then open Beyond 20/20 directly from your desktop, and use File/Open to open the file you downloaded using Netscape or Internet Explorer.
Answer: The response from Statistics Canada:
> The Print function of B20/20 is different in each version of the software.
> In version 4.2 (which shipped with most Census products), B20/20 will
> attempt to fit the entire row label on a single line, with the possibility
> there will be no room left at all for even a single data column. There is
> no way to change that behaviour; the only work-around being to try and
> find a paper size that can accomodate at least one data column.
> The user always has the option of loading the data into a Worksheet,
> then use the 'Dimension' item in the 'View' menu to edit the row text to
> make the labels shorter before printing.
> In version 5.0 of B20/20, the behaviour is different: B20/20 will not let
> the row label take more than about half of the page width, truncating it
> if necessary. This ensures that there will be enough room for one or
> more data columns BUT the truncation of the row labels may make it
> impossible to distinguish one variable from another.
- print to legal size paper, in landscape mode,
- save to a spreadsheet (.csv, .wks, or .dbf formats) and print from within spreadsheet software,
- invest the matrix, so that the dimension with the long labels forms the columns, and the dimension with short labels forms the rows.
Answer: Versions of Beyond 20/20 after 4.2 can be defined as helper applications in Internet Explorer. Get a later version of the software.