The MERLIN Technical blog

We have introduced a MERLIN Technical category on our BLOG page – primarily written for MERLIN users, and intended to inform or remind them about MERLIN features. Because MERLIN is such a comprehensive survey processing language, even experienced users are often unaware of everything it can do.

The MERLIN Technical blog is also available to non-users, as prospective purchasers of MERLIN may find it a useful guide to some of MERLIN’s many features.

Any questions? Email support@merlinco.co.uk.

MERLIN 10 released!

Merlin 10

MERLIN 10 has been released, and many of our clients are already enjoying the benefits of new features and increased capacity. If you would like to try it, request a FREE TRIAL at the foot of this page.

 

MERLIN ‘far better’

Automation

We have just received this emailed comment from a client who started using MERLIN this year, after previously using STATA and SPSS…

“MERLIN has been a fantastic addition to our data processing toolset, far better than what I was using previously.”

Automation

Automation

Merlinco software was mentioned a number of times during the ASC one-day conference on Automation, attended by Merlinco directors John Tebboth and Keith Hughes, as well as a number of our clients. The ability to import from, and export to, the Triple-S standard makes it easy to incorporate MERLIN runs into a series of streamlined tasks, as emphasised in the papers by James Eldridge and Steve Taylor.

 

MERLIN processes 130 million data records

130,000,000

Following an enquiry as to whether MERLIN could process 120 million data records, we mentioned this to a client who decided to try 130 million!

He constructed a dummy ASCII data file 1.6Gb in size, containing a serial number and two variables, then wrote a MERLIN set-up to generate 4 tables from it. The job ran without any problems, and took just 2 hours 5 minutes. We would be interested to know if anyone ever analyses more data records!