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Bigsteps

DOS version prior to WINSTEPS

Windows 7, 64-bit Windows: Please run in DOSBox
BIGSTEPS often does not run under recent versions of Windows

For complete information about Windows-native WINSTEPS.

Free version of BIGSTEPS 2.82 can be downloaded here. Users of earlier versions, please update to this.

Bigsteps is a DOS-based Rasch measurement program. It has most of the functionality of WINSTEPS, but lacks a Windows interface and recent enhancements. Its capacity is 3,000 items and 20,000 persons (cases). You may copy, distribute and use it without charge or time-limit. Of course, we hope you will want to purchase the full version of WINSTEPS (which can analyze 30,000 items and 10,000,000 persons, and has many other additional capabilities).

Free evaluation/student/demo version of WINSTEPS, called MINISTEP. Contains all Winsteps features except limited to 25 items and 75 persons (cases). Please copy, distribute and use.

 

BIGSTEPS

BIGSTEPS, DOS precursor to WINSTEPS. Final Version: 2.82, December 1998. Data capacity: 20,000+ persons by 3,000 items.

You may download the self-extracting, self-installation file for BIGSTEPS, the free DOS precursor to Winsteps (size 200KB)

  1. Download bigdos.exe
  2. "Save as" into "c:\windows\desktop\bigdos.exe"
  3. Click on "bigdos.exe" on your desktop to install BIGSTEPS into your prefered directory, the precursor to Winsteps
  4. Delete "bigdos.exe".
  5. Run "Bigsteps" from your DOS prompt.

BIGSTEPS does not run under some versions of Windows.
BIGSTEPS has minimal support - if you need customer support, please purchase Winsteps

 

BIGSTEPS User's Manual (1998) in PDF format
You can download a PDF file containing Bigsteps.pdf, the entire text of the BIGSTEPS User's Manual. (612KB)
Download bigsteps.pdf, the BIGSTEPS User Manual in PDF format

WINSTEPS-MINISTEP User Manual On-Line This User Manual is also useful for BIGSTEPS
Go to WINSTEPS-MINISTEP User Manual

WINSTEPS operational flowchart




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