PMx is constantly changing. We fix bugs when they are identified, and when we have time to fix them. We also add new or improve on old analyses and features when we believe that they will enhance the management of populations, and we have the time to add the enhancements. We frequently make small changes to screen lay-outs, screen text, and file formats when we feel that the change will improve the program for users (and we have time). The PMx program will alert users on the opening screen if a newer version is available for downloading.
Note that we do not guarantee that all changes to the program have been documented here. In particular, we won’t list here many very minor changes made to the interface.
We also do not guarantee that all bugs in code or errors in algorithms have now been fixed. Reports of apparent bugs can be made at www.vortex10.org/Bug_Reports.aspx .
2 August 2020
No change was made in the program code, but a default option in the PMxSettings files that are installed with the program was changed. This was necessary because we found that the default option caused problems on computers that use non-US data formats.
18 May 2020
PMxLite is now installed along with PMx, as two separate programs. They will both use the PMxProjects folder (by default), and any PMx project can be opened in either PMxLite or the full PMx. The two programs keep their own Recent files list and can be independently customized.
8 April 2020
Re-Run Stochastic simulations has been removed. It did not run a new simulation, just re-plotted the last one, so it was confusing.
When running another simulation, the new simulation results are presented in the Demographic Overview. It was not presenting the new simulation results before.
6 January 2020 (version 1.6.2)
A few minor changes have consolidated into a new release.
10 August 2019 (version 1.6.1)
PMxLite and the ability to customize which features are presented and accessible in the user interface were added. See the documentation in CustomizingPMx.docx (installed in the Manuals&Guides subfolder of PMxProjects.)
When detailed demographic information is selected in the Demography Settings, then the life tables will show also SEs and confidence intervals for Lx values.
28 June 2019 (verison 1.6.0)
An error was fixed in the calculation of an individual’s kinship to self in the case of MULT parents and empirical kinships specified.
19 June 2019
A problem with the reading of some old project files, as well as some new ones, was fixed.