Epidemiology tools

Spreadsheets for the analysis of epidemiologic data, by Ken Rothman.

Note: contains macros. episheet [.xlsx]


OpenEpi provides statistics for counts and measurements in descriptive and analytic studies, stratified analysis with exact confidence limits, matched pair and person-time analysis, sample size and power calculations, random numbers, sensitivity, specificity and other evaluation statistics, R x C tables, chi-square for dose-response, and links to other useful sites.


Windows version (WINPEPI) of the PEPI suite of programs for epidemiologists.

Clinical Trials Simulator

A free software package that can simulate Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials (RCTs). With the CTS a user can explore aspects of the design, conduction and analyses of RCTs

Quantitative Techniques for Analyzing Health Equity using Household Data

Human Mortality Database

Genetics tools

A tool for calculating the False Positive Report Probability in genetic epidemiology studies (see S Wacholder et al. Assessing the probability that a positive report is false: an approach for molecular epidemiology studies. JNCI 2004;96:434-42) FPRP spreadsheet [.xls]

Excel spreadsheet showing input and output for Bayesian False Discovery Probability (BFDP) calculations (see J Wakefield Int J Epidemiol (forthcoming).  BFDP spreadsheet [.xls]

Graphics and Data Presentation

Edward Tufte

Using Graphs instead of Tables

Gapminder World

ManyEyes, which I used to make the following graph (you may need the latest Java plugin here)