MDeap 2Version 188.8.131.52
© copyright 2015 Michel Deslierres
MDeap 2 is a convivial self contained Windows application capable of calculating basic data envelopment models (DEA). It can calculate CCR and BCC models with input or output orientation. In the case of BCC models, returns to scale can be constant, non increasing, non decreasing, variable or general (bounded). It can also calculate allocative efficiency (cost and revenue). The linear programs are solved with the lp_solve library (included in the installation). The source and documentation for lp_solve (released under the LGPL 2.1 license) can be found at lpsolve.sourceforge.net/5.5/.
The application provides a grid not unlike a spreadsheet to enter and edit data. Multiple DEA models can then be applied against the data set or subsets of it. Specification of models is a point and click operation. Results are shown in a series of tables that can easily be copied to other applications. MDeap 2 can read Win4Deap 2 project files and vice versa.
MDeap 2 is a 32-bit Windows application. It has been tested on Windows and 8.1 (64 bit) but it probably runs on all versions of Windows starting with Windows XP.
MDeap 2 is free software that is provided as is. The author of the program accepts no responsibility for any damages that could be caused by this software and makes no warranty, whether implied or implicit, about its fitness for any purpose. The user assumes all risks associated with the program. Please read the copyright notice and license agreement for more.
The latest version of MDeap 2 is available here: MDeap2Install-2-0-0-1.exe. Click on the link to start downloading the setup file. Check sums for the installation program are :
MDeap 2 can be run as a "standard" Windows' application or as a "portable" application. Roughly speaking,
.mdjsonfiles with itself which requires modifying Windows' configuration information (the registry). Furthermore, the standard folders will be used to store the application's configuration file, and the application's data files.
Most often, a portable program is installed on removable media such as thumb drives. But it is entirely possible to choose to perform a portable installation in a hard drive's folder. Just make sure that you have full read and write rights on that folder.
The type of installation is specified at the very end of the installation process.
I accept the agreement" if you do and then click on
Program Filesand, on 64 bit systems,
Program files (x86).
Installbutton and, once installation is completed
If a standard installation was chosen, the extension .mdjson will be associated with MDeap 2 which will cause it to be launched whenever a file with that extension is double clicked. Also an uninstall program will be installed. Finally, a menu item will be added to the Start menu. If a portable installation was selected, the file association will not be performed and the uninstall program will not be created.
Some example project files are provided in MDEAP 2 format (extension
.mdjson). They are in a folder called, appropriately,
Examples . In a standard installation, that folder will be in a folder called
MDeap2 in the user's
Document folder. In a portable installation, Examples will be in the folder containing
MDeap 2's help file is not complete. Nevertheless it should not be too difficult to figure out how it works.
Press F1 to get contextual help, when available.
MDeap 2 should be considered beta software. Backup data often and in both the native mdjson format and standard CSV formats.
An uninstall program is installed along with
MDeap2.exe. If a standard installation was performed. If a portable installation was chosen, manually delete the installed files. No changes were made to the system in that case.
Thanks to Jordan Russell for the Inno Setup Compiler which was used to create the installation program. The setup compiler can be found on the Web at http://www.innosetup.com. Most of the icons are from the Silk icon set by Mark James released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/.
The application's icon was created with the open source application Greenfish Icon Editor Pro: http://greenfishsoftware.blogspot.ca/.
Version 184.108.40.206 Changed version number to 2 to concord with the application's name and fixed many minor bugs.
Version 0.9.3.2 Many bug fixes including error while importing csv files with prices, errors with filenames with non ascii characters. Completed HTML export of all tables and added saving all model tables to csv files.
Version 0.9.2.11 - first released version