Differences From The DOS Version

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These days, most people will be working exclusively with the Windows version of COMPASS. Occasionally, there might be a reason to use the DOS version. For example, the DOS version will work on even the most primitive PC, so it could be useful for working in a third-world country where resources are limited.

 

If you are sharing data between DOS and Windows versions, there are several differences in the way the different versions work that you need to be aware of. Most of them have to do with the fact that Windows allows you to access very large amounts of memory. Click here, for detailed information on using surveys with both DOS and Windows.