CalExcel.exe is available in 16 and 32 bit versions and can be downloaded by clicking the links below. The program file itself will be adequate for users who have Visual Basic 4 installed on their systems. Visual Basic EXE programs are not stand-alone and require many supplementary files (DLLs, OCXs), some of which are missing on most systems. For users not running Visual Basic 4, a full self-extracting install file is available for download. It will create a program directory and install all needed components.
|Native Program:||Visual Basic 4, 16 bit||Visual Basic 4, 32 bit||Visual Basic 5, 32 bit||Excel 97, VBA Macros|
|Systems Supported:||Windows 3.1, 95 & NT||Windows 95 & NT||Windows 95 & NT||Excel 97, Windows 95/NT|
|Version and Date:||Version 1.04 (2/21/98)||Version 1.05 (4/19/98)||Version 1.05 (4/19/98)||Version 1.04 (2/21/98)|
|Executable File Only:||CalExcel.exe (28 KB)||CalExcel.exe (33 KB)||CalExcel.exe (50 KB)||Calipers.xls (127 KB)|
|Full Self-extracting Install:||CE16inst.exe (2166 KB)||CE32inst.exe (2252 KB)||CE32inst.exe (2252 KB)||MSComm32.ocx (91 KB)|
The Macro version (Calipers.xls) is an alternative for those running Excel 97. It can be run from a form similar to that in CalExcel.exe or from a toolbar called Caliper Interface. The support file MSComm32.ocx must reside in the \windows\system directory for the communications macros to run; it is provided in the table above for those who do not have this file on their systems. The macro version avoids the problem of having to open workbooks from the controls of a different program, but the interface can be sluggish when the serial port is open (a typical problem when the program is waiting for port input rather than user input). Data entry seems equally fast on both versions.
Let me know if there are any calipers for which this program doesn't work, for which the default port settings are incorrect, or that are not listed and should be. I will try to make the list as complete as possible.
A full web site on morphometrics is located at SUNY Stony Brook.
Excel and Windows 3.1, 95, and NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation (in case you didn't know that).
The program is available in 16 and 32 bit versions and can be downloaded in a similar manner to the Caliper Interface program described above. If Visual Basic is installed on your system or you are already running the Caliper Interface program, then simply downloading Metric.exe should be sufficient. Otherwise you must download and run the full self-extracting installation program to place all the necessary support files on your system.
|Native Program:||Visual Basic 4, 16 bit version||Visual Basic 4, 32 bit version||Visual Basic 5, 32 bit version|
|Systems Supported:||Windows 3.1, 95 & NT||Windows 95 & NT||Windows 95 & NT|
|Version and Date:||Version 1.00 (1/3/98)||Version 1.00 (1/3/98)||Version 1.00 (1/3/98)|
|Executable File Only:||Metric.exe (30 KB)||Metric.exe (34 KB)||Metric.exe (52 KB)|
|Full Self-extracting Install:||ME16inst.exe (3114 KB)||ME32inst.exe (3669 KB)||ME32inst.exe (4443 KB)|
Information about the program and version can be obtained by typing the following words into the left box of the program window: Help, Author, Date, and Version. Suggestions for additional units to add are welcome. While every effort has been made to insure accuracy in the conversions, no warranty is offered or implied.
The bears and ischdent projects are more specialized and complex routines for morphometric projects I have done on skulls and teeth of modern Ursus and fossil Ischyromys. These projects are based on the same code as the digitize project but include advanced routines specific to each project. They perform complex morphometric analysis on tooth outline loop data and alert the user to errors in measuring sequence. The bears project places output in three files: one for a set of generated skull and tooth measurements, one for raw point data and loop summary data, and one for raw loop data. I have been able to let students generate complex morphometric data with good results using these programs.
Code for these Turbo-C programs is provided free of charge for anyone who is interested in using them or modifying them for other projects, provided that credit is given to the author.
|Project Files||Main Routines||Digitizer Interfaces|
Links may be made to these programs at the USD site, but they are not currently available for download or distribution.
Timothy H. Heaton: E-mail, Home page, Phone (605) 677-6122, FAX (605) 677-6121