DOWNLOADING The USGS ANALOG PROGRAM



The ANALOG program, written by Peter N. Schweitzer is available for download at [THIS LINK].

Use MS Explorer or another browser to read the document describing ANALOG, and then download the appropriate program for your machine, for example (Windows 95, 98, and NT Self-extracting archive [600k bytes]). This file (Analog.exe) is a self-extracting ZIP file, so use the Windows "RUN" utility or click on it with "EXPLORER" to unpack it.



The ZIP file will create four subdirectories in a directory (e.g., "c:\analog") of your choice: bin, data, doc, and source. The "doc" subdirectory contains a copy of the analog.html "Document" for the program.

The "test" subdirectory (data\climap\test) contains a complete example of an ANALOG session. Use WORDPAD to edit the run description file "run.txt" in the data\climap\test (NOTEPAD will not format the lines correctly).



The file "run.txt" should look like this:
basis {
	data climap.raw: tab
	transform climap.rule
	meta climap.meta: tab
	}

sample {
	data short.dat: tab
	transform short.rule
	}

distance squared_chord

report {
	name short.out: tab
	closest 10
	meta all
	}

verbose
Change the name of the output file from
short.out
to
test.out
And, save the file (run.txt).
Copy the file ANALOG.EXE from the "bin" subdirectory to the "test" subdirectory.



Open a DOS window, change to the "test" subdirectory, for example
cd \analog\data\climap\test 
and run the ANALOG program by typing
analog run.txt
at the DOS prompt.

Data will scroll down the DOS window as the program reads the files of fossil data (short.dat) and analog data (climap.raw). When the program ends, compare "short.out" with "test.out," using wordpad. If they are the same, proceed. Otherwise re-edit "run.txt" and if all else fails, contact me.


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