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Good Tools And Programs

Specifik, a Taxonomic Reference Tool to Support Synthesis of Vegetation Data

Issue: 
Spring 2008

Ken Ramsey1 and Nicole Kaplan2

1Jornada Experimental Range LTER, 2Shortgrass Steppe LTER

Adding Dynamic Web Site Content - the Easy Way

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- John Porter - VCR LTER

Web-Based Data Visualization With JPGraph

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- Mason Kortz (PAL and CCE)

YUI: An Open-source JavaScript Library

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- James Conners (CCE and PAL)

LTERNET Mail Forwarding Groups

Issue: 
Spring 1991

All addresses are suffixed by @LTERNET.WASHINGTON.EDU

AERC - Association of Ecological Research Centers bBedford, jGosz, jHobbie, gLikens, oLoucks, jReynolds, fWagner

ANT - Atarctic Palmer Station LTER Site; see PAL wFraser, rHanson, eHofmann, pPenhale, lQuetin, rRoss, rSmith, wTrivelpiece,

BRIE - Biogeochemical Reactions in Estuaries LMER site tHollibaugh, wKimmerer, fMackenzie, hPaerl, fSansone, StephenSmith

PC-FILE-DB a brief review

Issue: 
Summer 1990

PC-FILE-DB is a shareware relational database program for PCs. It is unlikely to replace DBASE and other commercial programs in professional or specialized applications, but it is much easier to use for small projects. I was able to generate a simple database (including a customized input screen and menu) in only about 10 minutes. Doing the same thing in DBASE would take at least an hour.

DOS Batch Files

Issue: 
Summer 1990

by Dr. DOS

I had a chance to look at the UNIX submission prior to the publication deadline. Just what you would expect from a UNIX type. Well, DOS can handle BATCH FILES too. Here are some tips that will help you do some useful work with your computer.

UNIX SCRIPTS by Mr. UNIX

Issue: 
Summer 1990

Here are a couple of examples of scripts that I created to help keep my SunView display organized. These scripts both open new windows, and are designed to put a label on the window and on the icon that is displayed when you close the window.

The first script is just a general purpose window. I named my version of this script "task". It is a single command line and takes one argument. The argument is just a string to be used as a label.

Launching Unix Jobs From A DOS Window

Issue: 
Summer 1990

I helped Bill Lauenroth get the TIME-ZERO modeling software running on the College's 386i computers this Spring. TIME-ZERO is DOS software, but creates models in Fortran that can be compiled and run under UNIX. The advantage of running the models under UNIX is that the performance is much better, since you are making full use of the 32 bit processor, and you can run long simulations in the background. (It really amuses me to read about "power" users running on the 32 bit '386 and '486 PCs under DOS, which can in itself only make use of 16 bits and address 640K of memory).

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