Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the purpose of table1.cc?
A: Research papers in clinical trials or epidemiological case-control studies usually include a "Table 1" to summarize population statistics. To minimize error, optimize efficiency and enhance reproducibility, automation of this task is highly desirable. Currently available software packages for R and Python provide part of the solution but their reliance on programming syntax limits their widespread adoption.

Q: How long does it take to make a Table 1 with table1.cc?
A: Table1.cc can generate a 'Table 1' in approximately 90 seconds or even less. You can watch the following video tutorial for more details.

Q: Who is the author of table1.cc?
A: Table1.cc was created by Christian Geier, MD. While analyzing Rheumatology clinical trial data at the Columbia University Division of Rheumatology, Christian became inspired to create a user friendly interface to help create 'Table 1' to facilitate these analyses.

Q: How does table1.cc work?
A: Table1.cc uses the 'tableone' Python module (Source: Pollard et al.; JAMIAopen) as back end which in turn was inspired by the tableone R package by Kazuki Yoshida. The table1.cc website allows Python/R access with an easy-to-use graphical interface.

Q: What distinguishes table1.cc from using Stata or SPSS to make a Table 1?
A: Table1.cc does not need any syntax making it much faster to use, and more user friendly. Give it a try.

Q: Can I try out table1.cc without using my own data set?
A: Yes. You can use our free sample data sets, which can be downloaded here.

Q: Does table1.cc store my data ?
A: No. Table1.cc does not use any permanent storage as we strictly follow the principle to store the least amount of data to perform a given task. You can read more about our design choices here.

Q: What about the transmission of my data? Is all web traffic encrypted?
A: Yes. Table1.cc uses https and SSL certificates through Let's encrypt. You can read more about our initiatives to ensure encryption is this blog post.

Q: What data formats does table1.cc support?
A: You can copy data from all commonly used formats including Excel, Google Sheets, Stata, SAS, and SPSS.

Q: Can I access the source code to verify it's secure?
A: Yes. The source code for table1.cc is available on GitHub.

Q: How can I support the project?
A: You can follow us on Twitter (@table1cc) and tweet about table1.cc to provide additional feedback.