TreeAge Pro 2011 User’s Manual

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TreeAge Pro 2011 User\’s Manual

  • Introduction
    • Welcome to TreeAge Pro 2011
    • TreeAge Pro 2011 Interface
    • Optional modules
    • Integration with other software
    • Installation and system requirements
    • Cross-Platform Compatibility
    • Get technical support
    • File compatibility
    • Manual structure
  • Decision Analysis Primer
    • What is decision analysis?
    • A simple problem: How should I invest $1000?
    • Decision trees
    • Dependency diagrams
    • Further reading
    • Example Models
  • TreeAge Pro 2011 Interface
    • TreeAge Pro Workbench
    • Perspectives
    • Tree Diagram Editor
    • TreeAge Pro Views
  • A Decision Tree Tutorial
    • Constructing a tree
    • Entering payoff values
    • Entering probabilities
    • Setting calculation and numeric formatting preferences
    • Calculating the tree
    • What\’s next?
  • Dependency Diagrams
    • Dependency diagrams
    • Constructing a dependency diagram
    • Creating and selecting nodes
    • Entering the node label
    • Adding arcs
    • More editing options
    • Dependency Properties View
  • Managing Projects and Documents
    • Create a project
    • Tutorial examples project
    • Working within a project
    • Additional information on Projects View
    • Saving files
  • Printing and Presenting Trees
    • Printing
    • Exporting Pictures
  • Analyzing Decision Trees
    • Numeric Formatting
    • Expected values
    • Roll back
    • Rankings
    • Standard deviation
    • Discrete simulation/microsimulation
    • Probability distributions
    • Expected value of perfect information (EVPI)
    • Other Analyses
  • Graph Windows
    • BIRT Project
    • Customizing graphs/charts
    • Customizing probability distribution graphs
    • Customizing cost-effectiveness graphs
    • Customizing line graphs
    • Customizing scatterplot graphs
    • Printing, exporting and saving graphs
  • Tree Calculation Methods and Preferences
    • Changing what the tree calculates
    • Calculations using multiple attributes
    • Roll back analysis options
    • Regional/international numeric settings
    • Overriding the optimal path at selected nodes
  • Selecting Subtrees and Multiple Nodes
    • Selecting a subtree
    • Selecting multiple, unrelated nodes
    • Selecting multiple nodes by characteristic
  • Making Changes to Tree Structure
    • A note on tree terminology
    • Editing a single node vs. subtrees
    • Inserting nodes/branches
    • Moving/reordering nodes
    • Deleting nodes/branches
    • Cut, copy, and paste nodes and subtrees
    • Cut, copy, and paste text
    • Multiple clipboards
    • Undo and Redo
    • Find and replace text, formulas, and values
    • Using the Probability Wheel View
  • Annotating the Tree
    • Node label options
    • Label nodes
    • Notes and arrows
    • Node comments
  • Tree Display Preferences and Options
    • Collapsing/hiding subtrees
    • Aligning selected nodes
    • Displaying terminal columns/roll back columns
    • Other tree display preferences
    • Changing fonts
  • Introduction to Variables and Sensitivity Analysis
    • Sensitivity analysis background
    • Using variables in a tree
    • Performing one-way sensitivity analysis
    • Sensitivity analysis thresholds
  • Working With Variables
    • Variable Properties View
    • Variable Definitions View
    • Define Variable Dialog
    • Variable Categories
    • Sensitivity Analysis Variable Properties
    • Sensitivity analysis correlations
    • Variables testing tools
    • Formula Editor
  • Building Formulas Using Variables and Functions
    • Quantity expressions in a model
    • Formula Editor
    • Auto-fill
    • User-defined python functions
    • Variable formula examples
    • Using mathematical, statistical, and other functions
    • Arithmetic functions
    • Financial/discounting functions
    • Miscellaneous functions
    • Recursive variable definitions
  • More Sensitivity Analysis Tools
    • Analyzing variables with multiple definitions
    • Tornado diagrams
    • Two-way sensitivity analysis
    • Three-way sensitivity analysis
    • Threshold analysis
    • Analyzing correlated variables
    • Additional sensitivity analysis topics
  • Monte Carlo Simulation, Distributions and Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis
    • Uses of Monte Carlo simulation in modeling
    • Creating distributions
    • Performing probabilistic sensitivity analysis
    • Simulation options
    • Customizing simulations
    • Two- and three-dimensional simulations
  • Distribution Functions, Options and Types
    • Distribution functions
    • Distribution options
    • Distribution Formulas
    • Sampling from tables during Monte Carlo simulation
  • Creating and Using Tables
    • Creating and editing tables
    • Referencing tables in formulas
    • Model tables and global table files
    • Importing tables from older versions of TreeAge Pro (2009 and earlier)
    • The All Tables Report
    • Managing tables using the Excel module
    • Linking a table to an ODBC data source
  • Stored Analysis Abstracts and Sequences
    • Using stored analyses
    • Sequencing stored analyses
  • Linking with Excel and Other Applications
    • Dynamic linking with Excel via BiLinks
    • Calculating payoffs using dynamic links: an example
  • Tools and Functions for Complex Trees
    • Working with very large trees
    • TreeAge Pro Workspace, Tree Explorer and Model Overview
    • Viewing/editing document XML
    • Cloning subtrees
    • User-defined Python functions
    • Node(), Tree(), User(), Global() and other special functions
    • The Node() function
    • The Tree() function
    • The Command() function
    • The Debug() function
    • The Seed() Function
    • The Global() and GlobalN() functions
    • The TrackerIncr() function
    • List/matrix functions
  • Advanced Chance Node Techniques and Options
    • Using non-coherent probabilities
    • Sampling probabilities from a Dirichlet distribution
  • Bayes\’ Revision in Decision Trees
    • Performing Bayes\’ revision in the tree
  • Utility Functions and Risk Preferences
    • Risk preference: an illustration
    • Risk preference curves
    • Creating a risk preference function
  • Using the Excel Module
    • Edit model inputs in Excel
    • Tree Workbook
    • TreeAge Pro Object Interface
    • Exporting analysis output
  • Using the TreeAge Pro Object Interface
    • Java vs. Other Programming Languages
    • Object Interface API Documentation
    • Connecting to the Object Interface via Java
    • Connecting to the Object Interface via ActiveX
  • Building and Analyzing Cost-Effectiveness Models
    • Before you begin
    • Preparing a tree for cost-effectiveness calculations
    • Performing cost-effectiveness analysis
    • Dominance and incremental cost-effectiveness
    • One-way cost-effectiveness sensitivity analysis
  • Cost-Effectiveness Modeling and Analysis Options
    • Net benefits calculations
    • Multi-attribute weighted costs
    • Inverting effectiveness calculations
    • CE roll back optimal path parameters
    • Thresholds and CE sensitivity analysis
    • Displaying incremental values during roll back
  • Cost-Effectiveness Simulation Reports and Graphs
    • Basic CE statistics and simulation outputs
    • Cost-effectiveness graphs
    • Output Distribution graphs
    • Scatterplots
    • Acceptability and Net Benefits curves
    • Cost-effectiveness value of information (EVPI and EVPPI)
  • Building and Analyzing Markov Models
    • Markov modeling basics
    • Building a Markov cycle tree in TreeAge Pro
    • Analyzing a Markov model
    • A note on microsimulation
    • A note on half-cycle correction
    • Cost-effectiveness Markov models
  • Markov Modeling Tools and Techniques
    • Keywords, time-dependence, and discounting
    • Probability/rate conversion functions
    • State/transition probability functions
    • Assigning onetime costs and utilities
    • Cloning Markov models
    • Counting \”time in state\” with tunnels
    • Markov decision processes
    • Dynamic cohort models
    • Extra Rewards
    • Other advanced Markov options
  • Individual-Level Simulation and Markov Models
    • Notes on simulation terminology
    • Simulation and tracker variables
    • Tracker views and dialogs
    • More notes on trackers
    • Sampling individual-level distributions during simulation
    • Debugging simulations
    • Parallel trials, discrete event simulation, and dynamic populations
    • 2-dimensional probabilistic sensitivity analysis using microsimulation
    • Sequences and linear sensitivity analysis
    • Other aspects of microsimulation
  • Markov Technical Details
  • Preferences
    • Tree Preferences
    • Tree Preference Sets
    • Tree Preferences Dialog
    • Calculation Method
    • Payoff Preferences
    • Numeric Formatting
    • Roll Back
    • Risk Preferences
    • Regional Settings
    • Other Calc Settings
    • Large Tree Optimizations
    • Tables
    • Arrows
    • External Subtrees
    • Fonts
    • Node Text/Comments
    • Notes
    • Printing
    • Terminal Columns
    • Terminal Nodes
    • Tree Editing/Layout
    • Variables/Markov Info
    • Dynamic Links
    • Stored Analysis Abstracts and Sequences
    • Advanced Monte Carlo Options
    • Debugging
    • Application Preferences
    • Application Preferences Dialog
    • Application Preferences – Display
    • Application Preferences – Backup/Autosave
    • Application Preferences – Automatic Updates
    • Application Preferences – String Substitutions
    • Application Preferences – Monte Carlo Distributed Processing
    • Application Preferences – Keys
  • Technical Details
    • Random number generator details
    • Report Output Files (*.rptx)
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