and Estimation Program for Windows (TSEPWin)
Welcome to the TSEPWin page. In addition to two installation
packages for TSEPWin, you will find a simulation program (TSEPWinSim) and two
utility programs (NullChecker and TwoWay).
History of TSEP and
TSEP was written by Dr. Richard W. Kulp and his nephew,
Robert Kulp, in 1988-1989 as a DOS application. This version was in use until
the Windows version was developed by Dr. Kulp in 2003. TSEPWin was marketed by
Kulp & Associates, LLC, until the summer of 2010 when he retired and closed
Kulp & Associates, LLC. In preparation for this closure, he contacted the
Multistate Tax Commission with an offer to transfer ownership to MTC and have
them provide web hosting with the proviso that TSEPWin be offered to government
agencies, businesses and industries free of charge. Dr. Kulp still provides
technical support and will update the program as needs arise.
Description of the
TSEPWin assists in designing a statistical audit,
drawing the sample and evaluating the resulting audit. The following estimators
are available: difference (mean per unit), separate and combined ratio,
separate and combined regression and the empirical likelihood confidence
interval estimate. The user has considerable flexibility in designing the audit
by setting sampling parameters, including choice of stratification method
(manual, cumulative square root of frequency, or geometric).
||Download - TSEPWin.exe (64,644 KB)
TSEPWinSim is a simulation program for helping users
to understand statistical sampling. It requires TSEPWin to run. The population
to be simulated is first stratified and the audit designed by TSEPWin. Then
TSEPWinSim is run on the output of that design. The TSEPWinSim user then sets
the percentage of error in the population for the simulation runs. A separate
population is then simulated with that percentage of errors and the true total
error is noted. Next, the user sets the number of simulation runs and beginning
random number generator seed. TSEPWinSim then repeatedly samples the population
and calculates the results for each sample. These are displayed in histograms
with summary statistics for the simulation.
||Download file using icon (604 KB)
TwoWay is a utility that is used only for TSEPWin
versions 4.3 and below. It assists in setting up a two-way stratification using
results from the designs of several one-way stratifications. This capability is
included in TSEPWin5.x. It is included here only for support of audits that
were started with older versions of TSEPWin.
||Download File (7,385 KB)
NullChecker is a utility for checking fields in Microsoft
Access, dBase III and Microsoft Excel files for nulls and non-numeric entries.
It does not depend on TSEPWin.
||Download File (1,130 KB)